For 85 years, the East Bay Regional Park District has preserved and protected open space in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and provided public access to regional parks, shorelines, and trails for hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, and nature discovery. Explore our 85th Anniversary interactive story map!
To celebrate the Park District’s 85th Anniversary, we have planned a number of special events and programs, including FREE Park Fridays, FREE Concerts in the Parks, and a FREE Fall Arts and Music Festival. Join us in celebrating our 85th Anniversary and the Regional Parks Foundation's 50th anniversary!
Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the Park District’s 85th Anniversary. Park entrance and fees for day use parking, swimming, dogs, horse trailers, boat launching, and fishing permits will all be waived. Fee waiver does not apply to special event permits/reservations, camping and associated fees, or state fees such as fishing licenses and watercraft inspections. Fee waiver also does not apply to District concessions. Park entrance is subject to available occupancy.
FAM Fest! Come and celebrate our 85th anniversary and the Regional Parks Foundation's 50th anniversary on Saturday, September 28, from 1-5 p.m. Explore Oakland’s newest regional event center, the Bridge Yard Building, and get a sneak peek of the future Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline park in Oakland.
The celebration will feature live music performances, kids activities, vendors, live art and exhibits, food, tours, secure bike parking, and much more.
Organized in partnership with OAKHELLA, SaulPaul and Drakes Brewing Co.
Performance schedule (current line-up):
Join the fun on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Casa Real in Pleasanton as the Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary with guest performer Michael McDonald. More information.