East Bay Regional Park District

East Bay Regional Park District The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails spanning over 120,000 acres in Alameda & Contra Costa counties, California, USA.
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The East Bay Regional Park District preserves a priceless heritage of natural and cultural resources open space, parks and trails for the future and sets aside park areas for enjoyment and healthful recreation for generations to come. An environmental ethic guides us in all that we do.

Mission: We will acquire, develop, manage, and maintain a high quality, diverse system of interconnected parklands which balances public usage and education programs with protection and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.

As Black History Month comes to a close, the East Bay Regional Park District recognizes the significant renaming in 1992...
02/29/2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline

As Black History Month comes to a close, the East Bay Regional Park District recognizes the significant renaming in 1992 of our Regional Shoreline in Oakland, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Next to the commercial bustle of Oakland International Airport is a 748-acre park leased from the Port of Oakland, protecting the remainder of a once-extensive marshland at San Leandro Bay

02/19/2020
Bay Point Regional Shoreline

Exciting public access improvements and habitat restoration underway at Bay Point Regional Shoreline!

#ebrpd #eastbayregionalparks #baypoint #trails #wildlife #delta #nature #environment

Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Here's Lake Temescal, recently...
02/13/2020

Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Here's Lake Temescal, recently updated with an all-access fishing pier with access ramp, a remodeled outdoor restroom, a regraded picnic area with ADA picnic tables, BBQ, drinking fountain, and safety guardrail along the edge of the lake. Celebrate the ADA Anniversary. www.adaanniversary.org
#ThanksToTheADA #ADA30 #ADAanniversary

Due to high winds, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preser...
02/09/2020

Due to high winds, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, Roberts Regional Recreation Area, and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve are closed through Monday morning. Anthony Chabot family campground is also closed. High wind conditions and debris make visiting these parks unsafe right now.

To report emergencies call 911. To report non-emergencies in the Park District call 510-881-1833.

Due to high winds Roberts, Sibley, Huckleberry, Claremont Canyon, Redwood and Anthony Chabot remained closed. Thanks to all of our public safety partners who are helping foster a safe visitor experience.

@regionalparkspd has responded to multiple reports of trees down and downed power lines. Please treat all power lines as if they are live. Our Communications Unit continues to coordinate with our public safety partners including Pacific Gas and Electric.

To report emergencies call 911. To report non-emergencies in the Park District call 510-881-1833. E.b. R. Parks

02/07/2020
Park'n It Day Camp

Park’n It Day Camp is a traditional summer day camp program for kids ages 5-12 featuring hands-on experiences that connect kids with nature. Registration is now open! https://bit.ly/2H2XF3j

We are thrilled that the Crab Cove Visitor Center has been honored by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce with its Business ...
02/07/2020

We are thrilled that the Crab Cove Visitor Center has been honored by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce with its Business Excellence Award. Congratulations Crab Cove staff!

Last month, the Alameda Chamber of Commerce honored Crab Cove Visitor Center with its Business Excellence Award!

The Chamber award acknowledges that "East Bay Regional Park District's Crown Beach and Crab Cove Visitor Center and Aquarium provide a gateway to the City of Alameda that attracts around one million visitors annually. Over 5,000 school children per year from Alameda and Contra Costa counties and beyond participate in field trip programs at Crab Cove, fostering an appreciation for the Bay and its wildlife, free of charge. All this is thanks to support from parcel taxes, the Regional Parks Foundation, and special bond measures like FF that passed in 2018 with nearly 86% of the vote.”

Thanks for the honor and support from the community!

02/07/2020
Trails Challenge 2020: Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Start off your 2020 Trails Challenge at Anthony Chabot Regional Park! This moderate 3.16-mile loop provides expansive views and natural scenery of one of the District's most varied parklands. Happy trails! ☀️🍃

#EBRPD #EastBayRegionalParkDistrict #TrailsChallenge2020 #AnthonyChabotRegionalPark #Hiking #Nature

The EBRPD Board of Directors has inducted new leaders for 2020. Ellen Corbett of San Leandro will serve as president; De...
02/07/2020
New Board of Director Officers Announced for 2020

The EBRPD Board of Directors has inducted new leaders for 2020. Ellen Corbett of San Leandro will serve as president; Dee Rosario of Oakland will serve as vice president; Colin Coffey of Hercules will serve as treasurer; and Beverly Lane of Danville will serve as secretary. The additional Board members are Dennis Waespi of Castro Valley, Ayn Wieskamp of Livermore, and Elizabeth Echols of Berkeley.

The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors has inducted new leaders for 2020.

The Park District has launched a pilot food scrap composting program and expanded recycling. The placement of 3-stream c...
01/31/2020
District Launches Composting and Expands Recycling

The Park District has launched a pilot food scrap composting program and expanded recycling. The placement of 3-stream compost/recycle/landfill containers will roll out in phases throughout the Park District. Look for the new containers now at Anthony Chabot, Briones, Robert Crown, Diablo Foothills, Garin, Lake Chabot, Sibley, and Tilden Nature Area.

Look for the new containers in select parks

Did you know that Class 1 and 2 e-bikes are now permitted on select paved regional trails? Find out which regional trail...
01/29/2020
e-Bikes Making it Easier to Enjoy the Outdoors

Did you know that Class 1 and 2 e-bikes are now permitted on select paved regional trails? Find out which regional trails allow e-bikes and enjoy the outdoors using this growing green transportation mode.

Benefits of e-bikes include increased livability and greener transportation

The Park District has partnered with Merritt College to train the next generation of naturalists and park rangers. Sprin...
01/27/2020
Park It: Oakland college to offer environmental work training

The Park District has partnered with Merritt College to train the next generation of naturalists and park rangers. Spring 2020 classes are now open for enrollment!

Merritt College will teach courses focused on resource management, urban agroecology and more.

The Park District is recruiting Park Rangers! Apply online by Friday, 1/31 at 5 pm. https://bit.ly/2NUdPjo
01/24/2020

The Park District is recruiting Park Rangers! Apply online by Friday, 1/31 at 5 pm. https://bit.ly/2NUdPjo

01/23/2020

Delta Stewardship Council shares some wonderful words about Big Break Supervising Naturalist Mike Moran and highlights what a special place the Delta is.

Love wildlife? Join us for the 2020 Wildlife Volunteer Membership Meeting on Wed, 1/22 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Park Dis...
01/15/2020
Doc Quack's Wildlife Volunteers

Love wildlife? Join us for the 2020 Wildlife Volunteer Membership Meeting on Wed, 1/22 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Park District headquarters. Learn how you can help protect and conserve important habitat for local wildlife.

2020 Wildlife Volunteers Membership Meeting

Looking for a new way to get involved in your East Bay Regional Parks in 2020? Check out the upcoming Docent Training co...
01/14/2020

Looking for a new way to get involved in your East Bay Regional Parks in 2020? Check out the upcoming Docent Training coming up with our friends at the Crab Cove Visitor Center on the San Francisco Bay! 🦀

Realizing your New Year's Resolutions weren't that fun? It's not too late to make a new one and get involved with the parks you know and love in 2020. We've got a three-step plan for you!

Join Crab Cove's three-part docent training, where you'll learn how to be a volunteer for the East Bay Regional Park District at Crab Cove Visitor Center and the nearby parks we serve (like Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Reinhardt Redwood, Anthony Chabot and more!). Bay area ecology, history, and basic interpretive skills will be highlighted.

After completing the trainings, you'll have the opportunity to help out with school programs, special events and projects, welcoming visitors, gardening and more!

For more information or to register call: (510) 544-3182 or email [email protected].

More info here: https://tinyurl.com/ccovedocent2020

The Park District Board of Directors has appointed Elizabeth Echols as the Board Director for Ward 1. A formal swearing ...
01/08/2020

The Park District Board of Directors has appointed Elizabeth Echols as the Board Director for Ward 1. A formal swearing in ceremony will be held at the next board meeting, Tuesday, January 21st.

Your 2020 Trails Challenge starts now! Join thousands of hikers and bikers taking the 2020 Trails Challenge to complete ...
01/01/2020

Your 2020 Trails Challenge starts now! Join thousands of hikers and bikers taking the 2020 Trails Challenge to complete 5 featured trails by Dec. 1. Free guidebooks and T-shirts available at participating Visitor Centers (available while supplies last). www.ebparks.org/tc

Fungi, Lichens, and Mosses are rejuvenated by the rains. Photos taken by Black Diamond Naturalist, Kevin Dixon
12/30/2019

Fungi, Lichens, and Mosses are rejuvenated by the rains. Photos taken by Black Diamond Naturalist, Kevin Dixon

‘Tis the Season of Change at Black Diamond.

Fungi, Lichens, and Mosses are rejuvenated by the rains. Green grass sprouts up through last year’s dead stalks.

Photos taken by Black Diamond Naturalist, Kevin Dixon.

The countdown is on: five days until the 2020 Trails Challenge begins! Start your new year with a new challenge - downlo...
12/28/2019
2020 Trails Challenge

The countdown is on: five days until the 2020 Trails Challenge begins! Start your new year with a new challenge - downloadable guidebooks are available online now. Free printed booklets and T-shirts will be available starting January 2 at participating Visitor Centers (while supplies last).

Download 2020 Trails Challenge Guidebook

Pick up the new 2020 Park District calendar featuring a beloved park activity – birding! To honor this year's centennial...
12/27/2019
EBRPD Visitor Centers

Pick up the new 2020 Park District calendar featuring a beloved park activity – birding! To honor this year's centennial celebration of women’s right to vote, the calendar also highlights several women who played an important role in the Park District’s 86-year history. Calendars are available at visitor centers while supplies last.

2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605

Vargas Plateau Regional Park provides tremendous views from its setting in the Fremont Hills. It's plateau rises quickly...
12/26/2019

Vargas Plateau Regional Park provides tremendous views from its setting in the Fremont Hills. It's plateau rises quickly and steeply to an elevation of 1,000 feet above the streets below overlooking Niles Canyon, Fremont, Union City, Newark, and the San Francisco Bay. Atop the plateau a pastoral landscape predominates, where a variety of wildlife make their home in the open grasslands, ponds, and steep wooded canyons. These characteristics, with the Bay Area ridge trail along the ridge top, make the park a great place for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation in the urban/wildland threshold.
photographed by Kevin Fox.

Regional Parks are open! Bundle up to explore nature in winter. Check park hours before heading out.
12/24/2019
EBRPD - Parks & Trails

Regional Parks are open! Bundle up to explore nature in winter. Check park hours before heading out.

Find Regional Parks and Trails using Park Map Finder or by city

Know before you go: The Park District urges the public to be safe and knowledgeable about toxic mushrooms, which can be ...
12/24/2019
Annual Wild Mushroom Warning

Know before you go: The Park District urges the public to be safe and knowledgeable about toxic mushrooms, which can be found in East Bay Regional Parks during the rainy season.

Each year, mushrooms come out after the first rains of the season, which began on November 26. Mushrooms are ecologically important and can look beautiful � but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The death cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western dest...

12/24/2019
85 Years of Fishing in East Bay Regional Parks

Fishing has always been a popular activity in the Regional Parks. With 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing, the Park District is a great destination for anglers.

12/21/2019
Ladybug Wintering

Wintering Ladybugs of Redwood Regional Park! #ebrpd

Title image by Kevin Fox.

Calling all hikers! If you have videos from this year's Trails Challenge, message them to us to be featured in a video f...
12/19/2019
East Bay Regional Park District

Calling all hikers! If you have videos from this year's Trails Challenge, message them to us to be featured in a video for Trails Challenge 2020.

There's still time to finish Trails Challenge 2019! Hike or bike at least five trails, or 26.2 miles, and submit your trail log or online form to receive a commemorative pin, while supplies last.

12/19/2019

From its humble beginnings as a grassroot movement, the East Bay Regional Park District has grown into a valuable public resource, providing access to parks, shorelines, and open space as well as $500 million in economic benefit to the region annually. Join us in celebrating 85 Years of Regional Parks!

Holiday fun! Experience beloved East Bay holiday traditions at the historic Tilden Park Merry-go-round or Victorian-styl...
12/18/2019
Holiday Fun in the Parks!

Holiday fun! Experience beloved East Bay holiday traditions at the historic Tilden Park Merry-go-round or Victorian-style Christmas tour of the Patterson House at Ardenwood (reservations recommended).

https://www.ebparks.org

12/17/2019

Meet Ozzy the Otter, a current resident of Lake Anza, located within Tilden Park. Check out Ozzy enjoy its morning swim and finish it off with a crunchy crawfish breakfast. Otters were hunted for fur until 1961, and for a time were rare in the Bay Area. Lake Anza started getting winter ‘visits’ from otters about five years ago. Now they show up for a week or so, then disappear using the entire watershed, often traveling overland! See you out in your regional parks. @BayAreaOtters

There's still time to finish Trails Challenge 2019! Hike or bike at least five trails, or 26.2 miles, and submit your tr...
12/17/2019
2019 Trails Challenge

There's still time to finish Trails Challenge 2019! Hike or bike at least five trails, or 26.2 miles, and submit your trail log or online form to receive a commemorative pin, while supplies last.

Trails Challenge is sponsored by the Regional Parks Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and East Bay Regional Park District.

👀 🔭 Visitors at Big Break Regional Shoreline use scopes and binoculars to look for and track ducks and coots flying in f...
12/15/2019

👀 🔭 Visitors at Big Break Regional Shoreline use scopes and binoculars to look for and track ducks and coots flying in for the season.

🐾🐾🐾 Fun Saturday! Tracks on the Trail program participants discovered what wildlife walks along the muddy trails of Suno...
12/15/2019

🐾🐾🐾 Fun Saturday! Tracks on the Trail program participants discovered what wildlife walks along the muddy trails of Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Great celebration at Miller/Knox recognizing career of Board Member Whitney Dotson and the community’s commitment to pro...
12/14/2019

Great celebration at Miller/Knox recognizing career of Board Member Whitney Dotson and the community’s commitment to protecting the shoreline for public use.

12/14/2019
Renaming of Redwood Regional Park

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of women's rights to vote, Redwood Regional Park is being renamed in honor of Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt, the Park District's first female Board member. A conservationist and suffragette, she played a key role in the District's formation in 1934. Her legacy lives on in the now-renamed Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, which is part of the District's 73 Regional Parks and 125,000 acres of preserved open space.

Winter Bird Walks: Come explore locations in central and eastern Contra Costa County on December Sundays to get in touch...
12/13/2019

Winter Bird Walks: Come explore locations in central and eastern Contra Costa County on December Sundays to get in touch with the local feathered residents and passers-through. Join us Dec 15 at Black Diamond, Dec 22 at Round Valley, and Dec 29 at Martinez Shoreline. See you out at your regional park! #EBRPD https://apm.activecommunities.com/ebparks/
Photo Credit by order: Geoff Zimmerman, Jen Joynt, Lee Greengrass, Davor Desancic, Jerry Ting.

Celebration Honoring Retiring EBRPD Director Whitney Dotson & Protection of the Richmond ShorelineSaturday, December 14,...
12/11/2019

Celebration Honoring Retiring EBRPD Director Whitney Dotson & Protection of the Richmond Shoreline
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Noon - 3 p.m., Rain or Shine
Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, 900 Dornan Dr., Richmond
For more info, contact Monique Salas:
[email protected] or (510) 544-2008

Address

2950 Peralta Oaks Ct
Oakland, CA
94605

http://www.ebparks.org/parks/publictransit

General information

From sunlit shores to shade-covered hillsides, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a system of beautiful public parks and trails spanning over 120,000 acres in Alameda & Contra Costa counties, in California, USA. The mission of the EBRPD is to provide recreational opportunities, protect wildlife habitat, and ensure the natural beauty of the land.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(510) 544-2212

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PRESERVATION

Founded in 1934, the East Bay Regional Park District preserves and protects over 121,000 acres of beautiful open space in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Our 73 Regional Parks include critical wildlife habitats, shorelines, lakes, creeks, ranchlands, and historic sites.

PUBLIC ACCESS

Wherever you live in the two counties, there is a beautiful Regional Park within a 15-minute drive. Our Parks Express bus program brings underserved children, school groups, and seniors to the parks, while the Regional Parks Foundation’s Campership program enables low-income youth to attend summer camps. Many of our paved regional trails connect to public transit hubs and amenities.

STEWARDSHIP

We work to ensure a healthy and thriving ecosystem that protects wildlife and habitat. We adapt to the changing climate by restoring wetlands, repairing levees, thinning trees, monitoring algae blooms and building park facilities and trails above future 2080 seas levels. Additionally, our parklands remove carbon dioxide from the air, equivalent to the emissions of 60,000 vehicles annually.

RECREATION

There are over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, as well as picnic areas, campgrounds, swim facilities, and golf courses. As a leader of the Healthy Parks Healthy People movement, we invite you to experience physical, mental, and social health benefits by spending time in nature.

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My wife, two dogs, and I were attacked by a herd of cattle while hiking at Sunol Regional Wilderness. On our way up Maguire Peak Trail, we came across two groups of cattle, both of which were more aggressive than any cows we'd seen before at the parks. They did not get out of the trail as we approach (which is more and more typical) so we gave them a wide berth and walked around them. This did not seem to be enough as some of the cows advanced towards us. We did, however, manage to distance ourselves and descended the spur which leads to the park boundary on the East side of Maguire Peak Loop. At the creek we observed a group of cows, maybe 10, stampeding down the trail so got off the trail as quickly as possible and moved towards the creek. Instead of continuing down the trail, the cows changed their path and rushed us. At this point, my wife and I were separated but both jumped into the creek with one dog each. The cows kept coming. One of them started charging at me in the creek. I'm convinced that if my dog had not jumped in front of me and taken a trampling from the cow, it would have trampled me. It threw me on the ground and I barely managed to avoid its hooves kicking it on the side. The cow was not satisfied yet. It turned around and came back into the creek, my dog saving me once again. We managed to crawl into a set of tree branches and brush in the creek, sheltered from the cows. We spent several minutes there as the cows were right outside the creek, waiting. After they eventually ran off with another group of stampeding cows, we started our hike back to the car. Another group of cattle came stampeding down the trail and once again we struggled sliding down the steep bank into a creek and onto the other side, finding shelter on the other side of the tree. The stampeding cows stopped and waited. We tried calling 911 as at this point we were trapped, but unfortunately, we were not able to get connected. Instead, we had to wait the cows out and proceed. In our many years of hiking, we've encountered wolves, black bears, grizzlies, snakes, coyotes, wild boars, mountain lions and more. In none of those situations did I feel as threatened or as in as much danger as in this one. On our way back to the car, and later at the visitor center, we learned that encounters similar to ours are frequent at Sunol. This is unacceptable. Do we need to wait for a child to be trampled by aggressive cows before something is done? We live right outside Black Diamond Mines and Contra Loma and hike there frequently as well. While the situation never escalated to this point, we've come across aggressive cows frequently. Even when giving them a wide berth, they frequently advance or bluff charge while snorting. In your mission statement, you claim the district "provides open space, parks, trails, safe and healthful recreation, and environmental education." There was definitely nothing safe about this situation for me, my wife, or my dog which now has a bandaged gash and is limping after the encounter. Please do something to fix the problem before someone seriously gets hurt.
A shout out to all my Park friends!!! I’d love to see you join me, and share your thoughts and experience at this Climate Change Town Hall next Friday. Looking forward to it🌳🌳🌳 https://facebook.com/events/s/climate-change-town-hall/188768179010336/?ti=icl
We have new speed bumps on the road to Alhambra Creek staging area in Briones Regional Park AND an electronic sign telling drivers to slow down for horses. Thank you East Bay Park District!
We were at Garin yesterday afternoon and not sure if we sighted a Mountain Lion - any ideas if anyone else has seen the beauty out there? It was on the opposite side of the hills (fortunately) and my phone camera doesn't have the zoom required to have captured it clearly.
What is the best way to deal with dog owners/walkers who do not have control of their dogs in parks? I am tired of having dogs nip at me while walking and having the owner say "Oh he is so friendly he wont hurt you". I love dogs but I do not want to be nipped or jumped on by them.
Pleasanton Ridge. Dec 2019
For my last hike of 2019 I chose an local favorite - Brushy Peak near Livermore CA. It's a quick 4.5 mile with 900' elevation gain. Good quick cardio!
EBRPD friends....how do we feel about geocaches? I am conflicted, I opt for the LNT stance, but they are educational no?
Please indicate if events posted are accessible by wheelchair or scooter.
I found this lil’ one in Contra Loma Regional Park today. Happy Hiking!
Good message on tonight's PBS Newshour.