Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Antioch Paintball Park now offers low impact paintball

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

 

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Antioch Marina announces new kayak facilities

Monday, June 12th, 2017

First launch of a kayak at the Antioch Marina’s new facility.

Recently the City of Antioch Marina was awarded a grant by the San Francisco Bay Water Trail to enhance non-motorized boat facilities along the city’s waterfront.  Among the newly-installed amenities funded by the Water Trail are a kayak launch and storage facilities for kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and canoes.  A second dual-lane launch dock will be delivered soon.

According to Marina Manager James Pflueger, small boat storage is rare in the Bay Area, and the new storage racks will fill fast.  Special introductory rates are part of the marina’s mission to be “The Best Deal on the Delta.”  Pflueger is happy to announce that the marina will also host kayak tours, classes, and lessons.  Launch facilities are free for cartop boats and the marina serves visiting kayak clubs and groups as well as the general public.

For more information, additional photos, or to schedule an interview, contact Marina Manager James Pflueger at 925-779-6957.

To read more about Antioch Marina’s designated status on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail visit Antioch Marina.

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Middle school teens get their own space at Antioch Community Center starting tomorrow

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Summer Open Gym at the Antioch Community Center is for middle school teens only!  Hang out with friends or play basketball, rule the table games or take part in other activities.

The gymnasium is open on Tuesdays beginning June 13th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for only $3.00 per visit.  Purchase a punch card in advance and get one visit free. Leave your brothers and sisters home and come enjoy an afternoon set aside for just you and other middle school teens. 

Antioch Recreation staff will provide supervision throughout the afternoon.  For more information call the Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.

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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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