Make a Donation
Regional Parks Foundation
Donations to the Park District are managed by the Regional Parks Foundation. Any amount donated above the cost of your annual membership is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. For Donor Circle Membership, donations above the cost of family membership are tax-deductible. This amount varies depending on residency within or outside of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Contributions made through Donor Circle Memberships may not be restricted so that your donation may be directed to where the need is greatest.
Basic membership in either the individual or family category, as well as any purchase of membership add-ons and annual district permits, are not tax-deductible.
To make a gift to the Regional Parks Foundation, you can send a check payable to the Regional Parks Foundation to P.O. Box 21074 Crestmont Station, Oakland, CA 94620.
You may also donate your vehicle online. Vehicle donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law, and hence the proceeds received by the Foundation from a vehicle donation cannot be applied toward purchases of park memberships and District programs.
The Regional Parks Foundation's Federal Tax ID # is 23-7011877.
> For more information about donation, visit the Regional Parks Foundation's website.
Donations for Memorial Benches and Plaques
Memorial bench donations are accepted only for placement of a bench at a location previously identified by the Park Supervisor. Each Park Supervisor will prepare a Bench Plan for his/her respective parks and regional trails, identifying suitable bench locations. The park’s Bench Plan is approved annually by the Unit Manager.
The Park Supervisor will work with the Donor to select a bench site from the Bench Plan and complete the Standard Bench Agreement and Commemorative Plaque Agreement. Should a Donor select a site of an existing bench without a memorial plaque the approval of the conversion of that bench to a memorial bench will be at the discretion of the Chief of Park Operations.