Monday, May 4, 2015

Welcome to Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park


I took at walk at Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park on the border of Hayward and Union City near my house. It has an interesting history. Edith, Mildred, and Jeanette Meyers, three sisters of Alameda who were very involved in local charities and fundraisers during the early and mid 1900s. The sisters also owned the 1,200-acre Dry Creek Ranch, which was donated to the Park District in 1979 and later opened as Dry Creek Regional Park.  I did forget that it was a cow grazing area:






 
 
 
 
 
 






Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park is a hidden gem of our regional park systems.
 

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the fresh green of Spring and seeing the animals looking so content doing what animals do.

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  2. Beautiful park and full of nature's beauty.Thanks for sharing bit of the history too...

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  3. Looks like a wonderful setting for enjoying the pretty weather. Nice shots!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-bubble-man.html

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  4. Hari OM
    What a pretty spot! Cattle.... I love cattle.... YAM xx

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  5. Love the beautiful, green rolling hills! Thanks for joining Oh My Heartsie Girl WW!
    Shellie Bowdoin
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  6. What a beautifully peaceful place :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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  7. Love the tree avenue photo! Thanks for linking up! x

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  8. Nice place, and green, too. Even with the drought, there is green. You must have gotten more rain up there than we did here in SoCal.

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  9. Beautiful photos! I love the cows. Have a great week.

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  10. Nice hike in the greenery of spring. Looks like the cattle thought you might be an intruder!

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  11. Lovely to live near the open countryside!

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  12. Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  13. What a beautiful place for a walk.

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  14. Looks like a great place for a walk. Just watch where you step. LOL Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

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  15. Love all your pics! but it was funny, your water splashed background made me think something got on my new macbook!!

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  16. I bet that was fun! The cows look like they are having a party. Hanging and having fun.

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  18. I love how you framed the entrance in the first photo and that black white black cow shot and the dead tree too.

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  19. Lovely scenery and lovely cows - did they make you jump? Thank you once again for linking up with #AnimalTales.

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  20. Hi Patrick, how cool to see the cows! I live in a city where I won't see animals unless I go to the zoo so it's really nice to see them when blog hopping.

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  21. Beautiful pictures, somewhere nice and peaceful to collect your thoughts too :)

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  22. Love the shot of the cow glaring at you from under the shrub.

    Here's mine!

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  23. What a fab place to visit... Great shots - thanks for sharing. :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  24. Happy to see the pictures! We're getting park weather here now too and I can't wait to start going again!

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  25. Hi Patrick, beautiful photos. I thought this looked like Northern, CA. I just looked it up. Not too far from me. We hike a bit, maybe the hubby and I will check this one out. I love cows. ;-) You were my neighbor on Wedded Wednesday.

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  26. The groves and stream are great!! Thanks for sharing these photos, so peaceful!
    Hope you enjoy your week!
    Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

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  27. Awww, now this brings me back down memory lane of my childhood!! lovely lovely. and mine even had grazing cows too! ha
    nothing like being in Nature to restore the spirit and refresh the soul. um, as long as you watch your step yeah. LOL

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  28. This looks like a gorgeous area to go for a hike.

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  29. Cool! I wasn't familiar with this park, but the images remind me of Mission Peak in Fremont before it gets hotter and everything turns brown.

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  30. An absolutely quiet, peaceful yet fully alive place. I'd love to just mope around there looking at everything. Thanks so much for stopping by, and for sharing all these great pictures.

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  31. Can you imagine owning 1200 acres? That would be awesome, if taxes weren't so horrible! I'd be content if we had a mere acre or two, but it's hard finding nice level plots that doesn't cost an arm & a leg. Cool pix & fun outing!

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  32. Great pictures. I love that it was also a cow grazing area. How unique!

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  33. It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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  34. Looks like a lovely spot! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

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  35. What beautiful places! It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing your photos at Inspire Me Monday!

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