Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center
General Information

Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon is a "Wetland in the City."  This innovative area is used for flood control but also as a wildlife sanctuary for the many species that live in an urban environment.  Since the land is 17 acres is is being restored to the flora of a San Francisco Bay area of at least 1 million years old. Native trees, shrubs, and flowers are being introduced which then bring some of the native fauna. 

The natural lake is caused by the breach in the underground water source (aquifers) by the Hayward fault that dissects the region. This causes what is called a "sag pond."  The 3 ponds are constructed and with time they will become a natural wetland.

We are not open to the public, but if you are interested in seeing the facility please sign up for one of our tours or volunteer opportunities. 


Volunteer Opportunities
Field Trips
How to propagate tules
Building a Tule House
 Student Projects
Virtual Tour

360 Virtual Tour  seasons


Read "Wetland in the City" by J. Blueford and animated by Doris Raia and find out how Tule Ponds was created by Alameda County Public Works.





Opportunities in monitoring, maintaining trails, lagoon clean-up, docents, landscaping, and more.  For more information contact the Math/Science Nucleus at msn@msnucleus.org  

Cleaning Stormwater through Natural Filtration
joint project 
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Math/Science Nucleus