Street Address
4901 Breakwater Avenue
Hayward, CA 94545
Mailing Address
4901 Breakwater Avenue
Hayward, CA 94545
phone: 510-670-7270
fax: 510-670-7277
The center is open to the public every weekend.
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
In addition to these days, school field trips and other community educational programs are conducted Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
No admission is charged to explore the Interpretive Center and many of the weekend nature classes are also free. See our website for more information about classes.
Museum Type(s)
Patti Workover, Naturalist
Adrienne Deponte, Program Coordinator
phone: 510-670-7270
Tony Iwane, Naturalist


Perched on stilts above a salt marsh, the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is your introduction to the ecology of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary. After getting an overview of the park and its features, join a naturalist on one of the many weekend interpretive programs offered.


The Interpretive Center features exhibits, programs and activities designed to inspire a sense of appreciation, respect and stewardship for the Bay, its inhabitants and the services they provide.


All the land of the Hayward Shoreline was once used for the production of salt beginning in the 1850's and ceasing in the early 1980's. The land was acquired by East Bay Regional Parks and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and restored into salt marsh habitat which hosts a wide variety of birds, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, and fish.