Shoreline Parks, which Ryder Park is contained within, consist of a unique blend of parks that offer recreational experiences along the edges of San Francisco Bay.
Ryder Park includes picnic facilities, native history interpretive panels, and an outdoor classroom created by the shell mound gurgles tidal flows from the bay.
You can walk the boardwalk along the Bay Marshes where you can observe wildlife - including the endangered California Clapper Rail.
The splash pad has been non-operational due to a filtration system failure many years ago, at which time a decision was made to connect to potable water. This created a one-use system which was an allowable use of water at that time. However, due to the continued drought in California, CalWater updated the water use rules to prohibit the use of water for washing down hardscapes and fountains that do not recirculate water.
The department recognizes this is a desired amenity for the community and have begun working on a solution. Staff has reached out to a company specializing in recreational water filtration for a cost estimate to reinstall a recirculation system on the splash pad, which would allow us to use the water feature in all but the most severe levels of drought restrictions. Once received, the cost estimate will be reviewed for financial viability.