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Regional Parks Free Again on Green Friday
Doyle GM pic update
This year marks the Park District’s fourth annual “Green Friday” where the Park District makes Regional Parks FREE the day after Thanksgiving to encourage residents to connect with nature rather than shop.

There's no better and healthier way to spend time with family and friends than getting outside and experiencing nature together.

The Park District’s Green Friday is part of the “#OptOutside” movement started in 2015 by REI when they closed their doors on Black Friday to encourage employees and the public to explore the outdoors. For more info visit,

Robert E. Doyle
General Manager

Note: 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 trains.
About Measure FF:
Measure FF is a $1/month ($12/year) parcel tax extension measure. It does not change or increase tax rates.

Measure FF is on the November 6, 2018 ballot in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the communities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.

Measure FF Information:

November 6 Election Information:
Alameda County Registrar of Voters,
Contra Costa County Elections,
Interpretive Pavilion Coming Soon to Shadow Cliffs
Plans have been approved and finalized for a new 1,000 square foot open-air, outdoor interpretive pavilion at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton – complete with educational exhibits highlighting the natural and cultural history of the park, as well as the recreational opportunities available in the park's wilderness area.

The Nature Pavilion will also serve as a shaded and weather-protected gathering spot for school children that visit year-round on field trips to learn about nature and participate in naturalist-lead walking tours of the wilderness area.

The nature pavilion is being made possible by state and non-profit grants and individual donations, with the remainder funded by the Park District. The Pavilion groundbreaking is scheduled for April 2019.

Left to right: Park District Creative Design Manager Jonathan Hobbs, Park District Director Ayn Wieskamp (Ward 5), and lead pavilion donors Gary and Nancy Harrington.
Park District Wildlife Experts and Volunteers Assisting with Peregrine Falcon Project
Over the past years, the Park District’s environmental stewardship staff has been assisting with efforts to preserve nesting peregrine falcons at UC Berkeley’s Campanile balcony. In 2017 two peregrine falcons were observed nesting on the Campanile high in the air above the UC Berkeley campus. The falcons’ hatching of 2 offspring that year was closely observed by UC Berkely and the District, as well as well as local bird enthusiasts. This past spring the pair had three more offspring. Peregrine falcons are the fastest animal in the world.

“For the past two years Park District staff and volunteers have help observe the falcon’s health as they nested and closely followed the hatching and fledging of their offspring,” said East Bay Regional Park District Wildlife Program Manager Doug Bell. “This year we hope to add webcams to the Campanile to observe future offspring up close in real time, rather than from a distance.”

A crowdfunding effort has been launched to raise money for the webcam. Visit if you are interested in donating.
Regional Park Foundation Memberships For
Purchase in Select Regional Parks
Regional Parks foundation memberships provide a host of benefits, including unlimited day-use parking, an annual dog pass, free swimming during swim season, and camping discounts. Memberships are easier than ever to purchase because they are now available at select park kiosks.

Lake Chabot, Roberts, and Quarry Lakes are the most popular locations to sign up for membership, but Ardenwood, Contra Loma, Coyote Hills, Shadow Cliffs, Sunol, and Tilden also offer membership on site. Membership benefits are available immediately upon purchase.

Memberships can be purchased at Bay Area REI stores in Berkeley, Concord, Dublin, Fremont and San Francisco, as well.
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.
Know Before You Go
Before you head to your favorite park or trail, take a moment to check conditions by visiting .

Updated daily.
Careers at EBRPD
Explore careers in your East Bay Regional Parks! Currently hiring: Building/Grounds Aide, Fuels Reduction Coordinator, Interpretive Student Aide, and Police Officer.

A song sparrow at Sobrante Ridge Preserve in Richmond, CA.
Featured Activities
Sunday, Nov. 18, 10am- 2:30pm, Ohone Village Site Open House, Coyote Hills

Sunday, Nov 18 & 25, 10am-noon, Easy Photography, Tilden Nature Area

Monday, Nov 12, 10am-4pm, Veteran's Day Open House, Crab Cove

Sunday, Nov 18, Dec 9, 9-11am, Dune Day Restoration, Big Break

Sunday, Nov 11, 10am-noon, Going on a Critter Hunt, Redwood

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