Before they paved paradise and put up a parking lot, much of the East Bay looked like Ardenwood Historic Farm.
The East Bay Regional Park District has preserved a bit of the region's agricultural past in this bucolic oasis close to Fremont, Union City and Newark.
This is a good time of year to see spring lambs strut their stuff, as this Patch video shows.
The farm is located at 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont, CA 94555 and is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry fees vary.
Until March 31, 2013, Winter entry fees prevail. From Tuesdays through Sundays: $3 for adults, $2 for children 4-17 years old, and free for children under 4 years old.
Summer entry fees run from April 1, 2013 to November 24, 2013. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, it costs $3 for adults, $3 for seniors (ages 62 and up), $2 for children 4-17, and free for children under 4.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, fees are: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 4-17 years, and free for children under 4.
Special Event Entry Fee:
$8/adults* (18+ years), $6/seniors* (62+ year), $5/children* (4-17 years)
(*Special event entry fees may vary).
Please call (510) 544-2797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for updated information.
Ardenwood is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day but open on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.
For more information call (510) 544-2797 or 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4504.