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Enjoy the Lafayette Reservoir – A True Lamorinda Jewel

photo credit: sean o’steen

The Lafayette Reservoir is an ideal destination for the entire family. There are a number of activities to enjoy on a daily basis at this remarkably beautiful and serene recreation area in Contra Costa County. The 26 acre reservoir offers residents and visitors 928 acres of year-round open space for fun activities including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, paddle boating and picnicking. You can even bring your pet along with you, but keep in mind that they must be kept on leash and they’re not allowed either in boats or in the water.

photo credit: mh ryle

Hours of Operation

January 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
February 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
March 6:30 am to 6:30 pm/7:30 pm* April 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
May 6:00 am to 8:30 pm June/July 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
August 6:00 am to 8:30 pm September 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
October 6:30 am to 7:00 pm*/6:30 pm

*Daylight Savings Time

Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades and scooters are allowed only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until closing and on Sundays from opening to 11 a.m. on the paved lakeside trail and roads. The hours in November and December are from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The Visitor Center restrooms and the office close 21⁄2 hours before the park closes.

Parking is $7 per day. Annual parking passes are available at the Lafayette Reservoir Visitor Center.

photo credit: george kelly

Lafayette Reservoir

3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, CA

email: lafres@ebmud.com
phone: (925) 284-9669

For more information including fees and additional activities, visit the Lafayette Reservoir website at ebmud.com

Campaign to Support Measures A & B Passes in Lafayette!

We are so excited to share that both Measures A and B, the Parcel Taxes to support our Lafayette Schools, passed with 72.8% ‘Yes’ votes for Measure B and 74.5% ‘Yes’ votes for Measure A! This is a true reflection of the importance our community places on education and will help ensure that our property values remain high! Once again, I’m proud to be part of this amazing community.


Read more about these local Measures at http://www.yesonaandb.org/

2014 Save Mount Diablo Scholastic Photo Contest

 ”I believe we should save Mt. Diablo because Mt. Diablo is incredibly beautiful and has animals who depend on their home there.” – Annie McClain (Lafayette resident and Stanley Middle School student)


Annie McClain is my niece and I’m super proud of her. Mt Diablo is a huge draw to the East Bay and something that makes everyone smile often. In real estate, amazing views of Mt Diablo are proudly picture framed in windows and can add a great deal of value to a home. Our recent pending on East View is a perfect testament to this!

Learn more about the 2014 Save Mount Diablo Scholastic Photo Contest HERE

Read the entire Inside Bay Area article HERE


(Photo: Heather Mary Clary)

Lafayette Juniors 15th Annual Kitchen Tour

The Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour is almost here and we are excited to be a granite sponsor! Join the Juniors on Saturday, May 17th from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $40.00 each. The tour benefits First Place for Youth, STAND!, the Lafayette Library, SEED, and Twin Canyon Camp and will help these local non-profits continue to do important work for children and families in need. Buy your tickets today at http://www.lafayettejuniors.org.

In the meantime, check out these lovely photos from the upcoming  tour below:

                        This self-guided tour will feature six special Lafayette homes 

See beautifully designed rustic, ranch, Cape Cod, open concept, traditional, and farmhouse kitchens.

          This year’s tour benefits a number of wonderful organizations!

   Get inspired by the magnificent design details of these fabulous kitchens


Tour tickets are $40 ($30 tax deductible), with a box lunch available for $15. You can purchase tickets by clicking here or by visiting Douglah Designs or Premier Kitchens in Lafayette.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Tour!

Good news: The Cooperage is Opening Sunday, March 2!

Good news! Lafayette’s newest restaurant, The Cooperage, is opening to the public on Sunday, March 2.

The Cooperage Lafayette Opens - March 2014 - Lafayette, CA

This addition to Lafayette’s already terrific restaurant offerings is destined to be popular and has created a buzz since it was first announced over a year ago.

The reservation link is now live on The Cooperage website and Sunday’s reservations are filling quickly.

For the first few weeks, they’ll be serving dinners only before expanding to daily lunch and weekend brunch later in the month.

Located just a few blocks from my office on Lafayette Circle, it’s been fun to watch the build-out of this much anticipated restaurant.  We’re excited, though, to actually dine there.  Advertised as an “American Grille”, the menu looks great!


Dana Green is an award winning Realtor. Born and raised in Lafayette, CA, she continues to live in Lafayette with her husband and children. This blog focuses on topics of interest to people who live in Lafayette and its neighboring cities -- from real estate to lifestyle. Please... join the conversation!

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