Founded in the early 1960s, the Briones Archery Club has attracted archery enthusiasts of all ages.
Situated amongst shady oak and bay trees within Briones Regional Park, the range is accessible via the Seaborg/Crescent Ridge Trail, approximately three quarters of a mile east of the park’s Bear Creek Road entrance.
The Briones Archery Club is a nonprofit volunteer organization, established to promote the sport of archery in its various forms. Club members work hard to maintain a safe, enjoyable shooting experience. The range is set up to National Field Archery Association specifications with a large open-area practice range and three separate 14 target field rounds.
The range is open to the general public during park hours and there is no cost to use the range. The range is not set up to provide equipment or training. However, those new to archery can get started in the sport at any of several Bay Area local archery shops (see local pro shops on our links page).
Weather permitting; the Briones Archery Club holds a shoot at the range on the second Sunday of the month, starting around 9:00 a.m. On the Wednesday prior to the club shoot weekend, the club has a monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m., at Round Table Pizza in central Lafayette. It is a good opportunity to inquire about membership and meet the club officers.
The Briones Archery Club does not rent or loan equipment, nor do they provide lessons to non-members.
Labor Day Potluck Picnic: Once again Briones Archery will be celebrating Labor Day with a potluck picnic on Monday, September 5th, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. We are expecting about 25 participants. The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks for members and their family and friends. We will set up a few 3D targets and have ourselves a great archery day at the park.
State Regional Field Round: On Sunday October 9th 2016, Briones Archery will be hosting the state regional 42 target field round. The shoot is open to all NCFAA archers wanting to participate. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Briones club members are still welcome to shoot the normal club shoot.
Monday Night Shoot season: The Monday Night Shoot season concluded on August 15th. We had a great turnout this year. Thank you to all the shooters who came out to enjoy the weekly shoots and help support the club. Please see the attached top ranking shooters for each category Monday Night Winners 2016 Monday Night Winners 2016 Club Members
Park Roads: This is a reminder to not drive on the park access road out to the range if it has rained or if there are muddy conditions. Please wait until there has been at least 3 days of dry weather and the road is no longer muddy.
Bear Creek Open 2016: Download Bear Creek Open Flyer 2016
Join us Father’s Day, June 19, 2016, for our annual Bear Creek Open 3D Shoot.
Gates open: 6:30am
Eagle Scout’s Project Benefits the Briones Archery Range:
Prospective Eagle Scout, Daniel Elerding from Troop 401 in Pleasant Hill, selected the Briones Archery Club, located in Briones Regional Park, for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Daniel developed project plans to construct and replace five aging bow racks and to build three new benches for archers to rest on between targets. As a part of this project, Daniel had to develop detailed drawings and specifications for the work. He drafted a materials estimate and negotiated discount pricing from a local lumber company. He also recruited fellow boy scouts to assist with the construction and installation.
Daniel exhibited excellent leadership skills throughout the project, working well with Briones club officers and the other scouts assisting him. He demonstrated a maturity in leadership and organization well beyond his 17 years of age. The Briones Archers thank Daniel for his dedication to the project! Photos of the project: Daniel Elerding Scout Project