Latest from Benicia State Recreation Area

Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The garden comprises about 3.5 acres within the Benicia State Recreation Area, adjacent to the main picnic area, and just below newly constructed trails around Dillon Point.

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Benicia State Recreation Area

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This Wetland Natural Preserve features marsh, grassy hillsides and rocky beaches along the narrowest portion of the Carquinez Strait. Its ...

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Benicia wants to run state park on California’s dime

January 17, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

The cash-strapped city of Benicia has come up with a novel way to keep its local state recreation area open and off the list of California park closures: get the state to foot the bill. The city says it can operate the 500-acre park at less than half the state's budget.

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Closing the Loop at Carquinez

October 01, 2009 by Aleta George

From the top of Dillon Point in Benicia State Recreation Area, you can trace the route of the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail, a 50-mile route that will, when finished, ring the strait.

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Making a Strait Loop

July 01, 2008 by Sherida Bush

Thanks to a collaboration between the regional Bay and Ridge Trails, a new loop trail will soon link the north sides of the Carquinez Strait.

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Forrest Deaner Native Plant Garden

April 01, 2007 by Aleta George

The newly fledged Forrest Deaner Native Plant Garden in the Benicia State Recreation Area has the distinction of being the ...

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