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Free Park Day, Measure CC, Coyote Hills Public Meeting, Lake Chabot, Monarchs & more!
Free Park Entrance Day Nov. 24
Entrance to the East Bay Regional Park District will be free on Black Friday (Nov. 24) to encourage people to visit parks, not malls.

The Park District will be waiving fees for parking, dogs, horses, boat launching and fishing permits at all 65 parks in the District. Entrance fees at Ardenwood Historic Farm will also be waived. This is the third year the Park District has been free on Black Friday.

“Getting out into nature the day after Thanksgiving is a great way to spend time with the family,” said General Manager Robert Doyle. “The East Bay Regional Park District is pleased to be part of the annual ‘Opt Outside’ event that encourages people nationally to connect with nature by visiting a park or going for a hike on Black Friday.”

Fee waiver does not apply to state fees, including fishing licenses and watercraft inspections, and does not apply to District concessions such as the Tilden Merry-Go-Round and train.

Opt Outside started in 2015 when REI closed it doors on Black Friday and encouraged its employees and the public to explore the outdoors instead of shopping. More than 1.4 million people and 170 organizations participate in Opt Outside each year.

To find a park or activity visit .
Regional Parks Free for Active & Retired Military on Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
The East Bay Regional Park District welcomes military personnel as guests on November 11 (Veterans Day). All active and retired military personnel will receive free day-use parking, park entry on Veterans Day, including Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.

This benefit applies to individual military personnel, not entire families (except parking, which is charged per vehicle). Fee waiver does not apply to dog fees, boat launch or inspection fees, fishing permits, etc. Does not include fees for any concessions (such as the Tilden merry-go-round, and train).
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Measure CC Public Meetings

Provide your input regarding future goals and priorities in the Measure CC area, including public safety, wildfire prevention, park infrastructure & maintenance, environmental stewardship, and habitat protection. The first of three public meetings was held on Oct. 26 in Richmond. Two more meetings are scheduled for this month.

In 2004, voters in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont approved Measure CC to provide funding for park infrastructure, maintenance, and services. Measure CC was passed with 72% support and is set to expire soon. Measure CC cost $1/month ($12/year) per parcel.

Learn about the park facilities and services improved by Measure CC in your area.
Saturday, Nov. 4
10 a.m. - noon
Harrison Recreation Center
1450 High Street, Alameda
Wednesday, Nov. 8
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
David I. Wendel Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 19th fl., Oakland
(indicate the date/location you plan to attend)
About Measure CC
Measure CC is a local revenue measure that was passed by voters in the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont in 2004 to provide funding for park infrastructure, maintenance and services. Measure CC is set to expire soon.
For more information, visit
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Second Public Meeting on Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project
The Park District is holding its second public meeting to provide information on the planning and development process for the expansion of Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont.

In 2014 the District received a donation of 296 acres (Patterson Ranch) bordering the eastern boundary of Coyote Hills Regional Park, expanding the park eastward to Paseo Padre Parkway. The site presents opportunities for improved public access and habitat restoration.

Meeting Details
Monday, Nov.13, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Wing A
Fremont CA 94538

Over 40 local residents attended the August 14 meeting to discuss the project goals, scope, and potential improvements. For additional information, contact Project Coordinator Karla Cuero at [email protected]
Lake Chabot Loop Trail
The Lake Chabot Loop Trail around the entire Lake Chabot has reopened. For the past 17 months, the segment running from the West Shore Trail to the Bass Cove Trail has been closed to allow EBMUD to seismically retrofit the 142-year-old Lake Chabot Dam.

Visitors may access the newly reopened loop trail through several entry points throughout the Park District’s Anthony Chabot Park and Lake Chabot Park.
Photo: Allan Mendez
Know Before You Go
Before you head to your favorite park or trail, take a moment to check conditions by visiting .

Updated daily.

Oct. 31 - March 31.
monarch butterflies by Kevin Fox
Photo: Kevin Fox
Return of the Monarchs
Hundreds of monarch butterflies gather annually to spend the winter at Ardenwood Historic Farm . Discover the amazing migration of these tiny creatures and how they survive the long cold season in the eucalyptus trees.

Monarch events scheduled throughout late November and December. Or just stop by the park any time to observe this fascinating phenomenon on your own!

Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season
A special gift for the outdoors enthusiast.
The Regional Parks Foundation will prepare a Gift of Membership package for your friends or family members that can either be mailed directly to the recipient or to you.
Call us today!
To purchase a gift of membership, call 510.544.2220
(gift of memberships can only be purchased over the phone or by mail)
Ensure Timely Delivery
Please contact us 2 1/2 weeks in advance to ensure that your gift will arrive in time.
About Us
The Regional Parks Foundation was established in
1969 to support the East Bay Regional Park District by providing broader public access. Membership offers a convenient way for users to have frequent access to over 120,000 acres that make up your Regional Parks.
new RPF logo
above: pallid manzanita
Arctostaphylos pallida
One of 2,000 native species found in the East Bay Regional Parks.
Photo by Ken-ichi Ueda
Careers at EBRPD
Civil Engineer, Interpretive Student Aide, Management Analyst, Park Supervisor/Horticulture Specialist, Police Officer, Public Safety Student Aide & Senior Civil Engineering Technician.

Featured Activities
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 - 10 a.m., Alameda Walks: Encinal Beach

Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Getting Comfortable in the Woods, Diablo Foothills

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Nature Journaling, Sunol

Saturday, Nov. 4, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Full Moon Photography, Coyote Hills

Sunday, Nov. 5, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Sunset Low-Tide Exploration, Crab Cove

Friday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Veteran's Day Open House, Crab Cove

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monarch Site Observer Training, Ardenwood

Sunday, Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Mud Fun and Sandy Shores, Del Valle

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 - 3 p.m., Fall Foliage, Big Break

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 - 8 p.m., Evening Owl Walk, Redwood

Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., South Marsh Bird Hike, Coyote Hills

Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., A Walk for Expectant Parents, Shadow Cliffs

Sunday, Nov. 26, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Bay Beach Cleanup, Crab Cove

Discover even more fun! Search online by park, date or other keywords. Or browse through a PDF of our bi-monthly activity guide, Regional in Nature .

Photo: California quail, Del Valle, by Jerry Ting.
Image above: goat by Lilia Rosenheimer
Golden Gate Weavers Guild Exhibit at Tilden Nature Area
Come explore the craft of weaving with wonderful examples created by our local weaving guild! A variety of traditional and non-traditional fibers have been used to weave these masterpieces.

Exhibit open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 in the Environmental Education Center in Tilden Regional Park during regular visiting hours. (Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

For information, call (510) 544-2233
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