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Lots to see and do at the Contra Costa County Fair, Thurs-Sun, May 18-21

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

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Cattail Harbor, Antioch Water Park’s new Splash & Sprayground to open, Saturday, May 13

Friday, May 12th, 2017

The City of Antioch unveils the Splash & Sprayground known as Cattail Harbor, the newest water feature at the Antioch Water Park, on Saturday, May 13th at 12:30 pm. Free for the whole family, the dedication is inside the Water Park which is conveniently located on Lone Tree way across the street from Deer Valley High School.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies begin at 1:00pm and all children will get to experience the Delta themed spray ground all afternoon. May is Water Safety Month and Lifeguards will hold CPR and lifeguarding demonstrations and two pools will be open for free swimming until 4:00 pm. Swim Instructors will test children on swimming skills to help parents select the correct swim lesson program over the summer.

Besides free swimming and play through Cattail Harbor, there will be activities and information for families.  Guests can also purchase their Season passes at the early bird rate.

The dedication and free open house provides an excellent opportunity to showcase summer fun and community engagement.  The Antioch Water Park opens for the season on May 27th. For more information about the spray ground or any of the programs at the Water Park, call 925-776-3070 or visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett/. COME SPLASH WITH US at the premiere water attraction in East Contra Costa County.

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Contra Costa County Fair opens May 18 – May 21, 2017

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Contra Costa County Fair opening day is Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 21st at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

HONORING THE PAST…CELEBRATING THE FUTURE

The Contra Costa County Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting free shows, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and at affordable prices!

For PG&E Pavilion Stage entertainment, the Fair’s 2017 concert series features: 60’s Summer Love and Nathan Owen’s Motown & Soul on Thursday May 18th, Jackson Michael and Bobby Zoppi & the Courduroys performing on Friday May 19th, Jett Benatar ~ A Salute to Joan Jett & Pat Benatar, and Spazmatics on Saturday May 20th, and Live Hispanic Musical Celebration Sunday May 21st with entertainment all day long. All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, enjoy other highlights such as the Xtreme Sports Zone, Jennifer’s All Creatures Petting Zoo, Clown & Balloon Artist, Jugglers, Harmonics Steel Drum Band, Powerhouse-Percussive Dance, Ag Venture Land, BC Characters, Cowboys Ken’s Train, Art Pavilion, Agriculture Pavilion, Auto Racing, RC Car Races, Roller Derby much more!

Visit www.contracostafair.com for more information including promos and discount. The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds are located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

 

 

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Public input requested for new Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Plan

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s (CCTA) Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Plan outlines strategies that support pedestrian-friendly developments and encourages a connected, coordinated network of bicycle facilities. To help implement these strategies, CCTA adopted a Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in 2003.  We updated the Plan in 2009, and are reaching out to the public to provide comments and ideas for the latest Plan update, which is currently underway.
Now the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is being updated for 2017 to help make walking and biking safer, more convenient, and more attractive in Contra Costa. The Plan will help harmonize local plans for bicycle and pedestrian networks in Contra Costa and help us better understand where and how often people walk and bicycle in the county.

We encourage you to visit the project website, KeepContraCostaMoving.net, today to take a short survey and use the interactive map to provide your comments and suggestions about the Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Plan. You can also learn more about upcoming events, the planning timeline, and opportunities to provide your ideas to the planning team. We will be hosting pop-up stations at community events and other popular locations throughout the County to gather input from residents and visitors.

The planning process will take place in phases over the course of the next year, with a final plan and environmental report scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018. We hope that you’ll stay tuned and check back on the website often to keep up to date on the planning process, explore draft documents, and provide your feedback and comments.

Let’s work together to make our community a safer and friendlier place to walk and bike. Visit KeepContraCostaMoving.net now.

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Run in Antioch Rotary’s annual Bunny Hop 5K fundraiser, Saturday, April 15

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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Antioch Water Park season passes now available

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Stay cool this summer at the Antioch Water Park. The Water Park is conveniently located on Lone Tree way across the street from Deer Valley High School and is the premier water attraction in East Contra Costa County. For less than the cost of four regular admissions, you can have your own season pass to the Water Park and enjoy a summer of fun in the sun. Avoid the long lines and enjoy conveniently free parking at the Antioch Water Park.

Season Passes are on sale now at a discounted rate:

·         $55.00 for Antioch Residents – if purchased by May 26, 2017

·         $60.00 for Non-Antioch Residents – if purchased by May 26, 2016

The passes will increase to $70.00 (resident) and $80.00 (non-resident) if purchased after Opening Day (May 27th).

The Antioch Water Park is open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. For more information about Season Passes or any of the programs at the Water Park, please contact the Antioch Water Park at 925-776-3070.

COME SPLASH WITH US!!

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Register now for Antioch kids’ Spring Break Skate Camp, April 10-14

Monday, March 20th, 2017

How about some sidewalk surfing and learning some gnar moves, this year, bro? Do an ollie and maybe catch some air, even.

Spend your spring break learning the basic and advanced fundamentals of skateboarding by attending the Spring Break Skate Camp in Antioch. In this one-week camp, kids of all skill sets (beginner to advanced) learn the essentials needed to progress in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Kids will learn tricks, fundamentals, safety, and more from instructors with years of experience. Girls are encouraged to attend.

You must provide your own skateboard and helmet. Rentals are available but must be requested before class starts. Campers must be ages 7-14 in order to register for this camp.

The camp goes from 10:00 am-12:00 pm Monday through Friday from April 10th-14th at the Antioch Skate Park, located behind the Antioch Water Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch.  For more information call the Antioch Recreation Department at 925-776-3050. Join in. You’ll be so stoked.

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New indoor mega-water park and resort in Brentwood, near border of Antioch, being studied

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A Great Wolf Lodge water park and resort is being considered for a location in Brentwood near Antioch’s eastern border and Highway 4. Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge.

By Allen Payton

According to a January article in the Brentwood Press, Great Wolf Lodge resorts may open an indoor mega-water park in Brentwood and is undergoing a feasibility study by an independent, outside agency.

The Wisconsin-based company operates 15 parks around the nation, including one in Anaheim that just opened, and one in Canada. They featurie an indoor water park, a hotel, family entertainment centers, restaurants, retail stores and meeting rooms fit for conferences and seminars.

If Brentwood is chosen, the 50-acre, 500- to 800-room resort will likely be located near Sand Creek Road off Highway 4, according to the Press report. If it’s on the west side of Highway 4, then it would be located on Antioch’s border along the planned extension of Heidorn Ranch Road, which is to intersect with an extended Sand Creek Road between Highway 4 in Brentwood and Deer Valley Road in Antioch.

In January, the Brentwood City Council voted to spend $275,000 on an independent study on the economic viability of the resort.

For more information visit the Great Wolf Lodge website at https://www.greatwolf.com/

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