Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Flames scorch a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Antioch Grass Fire Contained After Burning 500+ Acres, Forcing Home Evacuations

A 500-acre wildfire burning in the Contra Loma Regional Park area of Antioch Wednesday afternoon forced the mandatory evacuations of dozens of homes, as fire crews battled intense heat and 20 mph winds whipping over the drought-parched grassland.

06/24/2015

Crews rescue a worker injured at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch on June 9, 2015. (CBS)

Worker Critically Injured In Accident While Doing Repair Work To Mine Near Antioch

A worker was critically injured in one of the mines at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch Tuesday , according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

06/09/2015

King Snake (credit: Paul Hara/Lindsay wildlife Museum)

Snake Vs. Snake: Kingsnake Caught On Camera Gobbling Gopher Snake At Antioch Park

Like it or not, the serpent cycle of life was caught on tape last weekend at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch where an adult California kingsnake got the best of an equally-hefty gopher snake.

05/15/2015

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Best Family Hikes In The East Bay

East Bay state and regional parks offer loads of opportunities for scenic hikes, picnics and naturalist programs for the whole family to enjoy.

03/20/2015

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Best Campgrounds In The East Bay Area

With East Bay and the wilderness within kissing distance, camping under a canopy of stars is a no-brainer for area nature lovers. Whether you’re visiting or staycationing, the East Bay area’s best campsites promise more than trees and fire rings, their amenities abound.

05/19/2012

Black Diamond Mines (Sanfranman59/copyleft Wikimedia.)

Park District To Expand Black Diamond Regional Preserve

Plans to purchase land to expand the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in eastern Contra Costa County have been approved, East Bay Regional Park District officials recently announced.

CBS San Francisco–04/25/2011