Adult Programs

If you would like to register for any of these programs, please visit our Online Registration page.

Moonlight Mile
Come out for a special night walk along the Hayward Shoreline. We’ll head out just as the sun is setting and walk through the marsh under the illumination of a (nearly) full moon! The light on the water and the mudflats will be spectacular, and we’ll be on the lookout for night herons, owls, and feeding shorebirds.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 7
Fr
  7:30 PM-
9:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Iwane
$7 per
person
42600

Family Fishing Fun
Fishing is a fun way to learn what animals live under the water in the Bay. Hike out to our favorite fishing spot, learn how to use the equipment, and cast out to search for fish, sharks, and rays. Participants over age 16 need to buy a fishing license.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 9
Su
  10:30 AM-
1:30 PM
HSIC 6 yr+
Workover
$12 per
person
42661

Wild Food Walking Tour
The Hayward Shoreline hosts a surprising number of edible plants. Walk through protected areas of the park to taste and discover these plants, learn their history, find out their medicinal uses, and take home samples with recipes.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 16
Su
  10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Workover
$7 per
person
42601

Bird Walks


The Hayward Shoreline and the San Francisco Bay are home to over 124 species of birds during the fall and winter migration. As a crucial stop on the Pacific Flyway, the Bay and surrounding salt marshes are perfect for birding whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

BW: They Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease

Today is our Coyote Hills hike, and along one of the channels we’ll come across dozens of nest boxes with tree swallows in the them. These birds fly so beautifully and gracefully that it is a treat to watch. Meet at the second parking lot past the entrance.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 8
Sa
9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Coyote
Hills
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42604

BW: Who You Calling a Red-Neck?

The Red-necked Phalarope, of course! These delicate, small birds are making their northward migration and can be spotted taking a well-deserved rest before they keep on their way. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 15
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42605

BW: Penalty Called for Rushing

Today’s focus bird is the Clark’s Grebe, and this is the time of year when breeding pairs do something truly magical on the water’s surface. Called rushing, they run in synchrony to each other with their necks pointing upward. We’ll keep our fingers crossed we get to see this elaborate dance. Meet at the Grant Ave parking lot.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 13
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Grant Ave 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42606

BW: Manifest Destiny

One of North America’s fastest spreading bird species is the Great-tailed Grackle. Just 100 years ago they were rarely seen above southern Texas, and today they have dispersed throughout the west. It is not unusual any longer for us to spy a few at this time of year in the marsh. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 27
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42607

Roving Naturalist

 
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District naturalist Tony Iwane explores the "Hayward Area Back Roads" this winter to discover our local plants and wildlife. Get to know your parks through fresh eyes with the help of an expert naturalist. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and be ready for outdoor adventures.

RN: Powerful Pollinators

With spring flowers come their pollinator friends – bees, flies, beetles, butterflies, and moths! Take a stroll through HARD’s new garden and take a closer look at these awesome animals! We’ll go over how to identify them, approach them, and what we can do to help these beautiful and essential members of our planet. Meet at the H.A.R.D. District Office, 1099 E street, Hayward.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 22
Sa
9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
HARD Office,
Hayward
12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42609

RN: Flower Power

April showers bring May flowers, so come out and learn all about these showy botanical offerings! Learn about flower anatomy and how to identify common flowers. Meet at Memorial Park, next to the Hayward Plunge.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 6
Sa
9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
Hayward Memorial Park  12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42611

RN: Night Hike at East Avenue Park

At night, everything’s different! Owls hoot, mammals scuttle through the underbrush, and salamanders are out on the hunt. We’ll take in all of the nocturnal activity as we walk along the creek at East Avenue Park, and even have some UV flashlights out to look for fluorescing scorpions, millipedes, and fungi, as well as a moth light to attract winged visitors! Meet at the East Avenue Park parking lot.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 20
Sa
7:30 PM-
9:30 PM
East Ave Park 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42612

Contact Us

  1. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
    4901 Breakwater Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    (510) 670-7270
    Email


    Hours

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Closed on June 16

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