Park Explorers Program

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is home to many beautiful parks. This newly developed summer camp program introduces participants to the wonderful natural features of our HARD parks including majestic Redwood tree, interesting insects, and vocal and colorful local birds. Our Park Explorers will learn from the naturalists and support staff about the wonders of the local parks that they may have overlooked! This outdoor, science-based program is designed to ignite the five senses and inspire the youth in our community to appreciate our neighborhood parks.

Sample of the daily camp activities:

  • Morning Circle/Stewardship Pledge
  • Nature Journal
  • Dive into Nature Project
  • Break
  • Park Exploration
  • Lunch
  • Games/Play Structure in the Park
  • Post Hike Guided Imagery
  • Top Secret Parent Project
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Closing Circle
Check out our Online Registration for more information.

Castro Valley Community Center
Cherryland Community Center
San Felipe Community Center
Southgate Community Center

Click the link below for our program flyer

Contact Us

  1. District Administration Office
    1099 E Street
    Hayward, CA 94541
    (510) 881-6700