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Regional Parks

 Regional Parks - Mather Regional Park

Welcome:
On land previously operated by the Air Force, Mather Regional Park has now become the home to a wide range of activities. Where B-52 bombers once practiced take offs and landings, soaring kites and model airplanes now fill the sky. Here, civilian golfers yell "Fore!" where once officers and enlisted men swung their clubs. New homes and businesses are springing up in the area, and a county-operated airport remains in business nearby.

Fast Facts:

  • This 1600 acre park is among the fastest growing in our  region, with new activities and opportunities appearing
    frequently.

How to Get There:
From U.S. Highway 50, take the Zinfandel Drive exit and head south to Mather Lake Regional Park.  Turn left into the park.

View Mather Regional Park Map

Activities:

  • Eighteen holes await at the Mather Golf Course, a 168-acre course with plenty of trees.
  •  Families can enjoy the new group picnic area at the park's entrance. This lakeside area offers plenty of picnic opportunities for groups and families, and can be reserved in advance.
  • Mather Lake is stocked with bass or trout, depending on the time of year. Off the beaten path, it is among the area's best-kept secret fishing holes.
  • Nature lovers and young children will be thrilled to see the rare vernal pools and wetlands that dot the area like tiny wild gardens. Watch fish and frogs alongside these pools, or look closer to discover why the rare fairy shrimp got its name.
  • Come fall and spring, the pools and lake will fill with the sounds
    of beating wings and haunting birdcalls, as many migrating birds
    use Mather Regional Park as a rest stop on their long journeys.
    The "bird-brained" will thrill to see their flight and perhaps add a
    few new entries to their life-long sightings

Hours and Fees:
The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Parking fees are
collected 365 days per year at $5.00 per vehicle.

Park Fees:

  • $5.00 per vehicle
  • $10.00 Vehicle + Trailer or Oversized vehicle (over 22 feet)
  • $20.00 Bus

Picnics Allowed: Yes

Additional Information:
Learn more about the mystery of the vernal pools at Mather Regional Park.​