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Become a Member

The Regional Parks Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit in support of the East Bay Regional Park District. In addition to working to provide "Access for All," the Foundation also operates the Park District's Membership Program.

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Membership Updates for 2014
  • No price increases for Membership
  • Credit card purchases can be accepted at the parks and made at the Regional Parks Foundation website, by phone (510) 544-2220, or at the District administrative headquarters
  • Temporary receipt can be issued upon request and used unto your permanent material arrive
  • Boat inspection fees will continue
  • Park closures may occur at various times throughout the year. Call ahead to find out park information or log onto ebparks.org/closure
  • No refunds and/or discounts will be issued due to park and/or lake closures.

Membership Benefits

  1. Personalized Membership Cards for each named individual.
  2. Unlimited Day-Use Parking for each cardholder.
  3. One annual dog pass (good for one dog).
  4. Free swimming during the swim season (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person at least 16 years of age).
  5. Free admission to Ardenwood Historic Farm on NON-event days.
  6. Two day-use Fishing Vouchers.
  7. Black Diamond Mines underground tours. See the Benefits of Membership page for more details.
  8. Subscription to Regional in Nature Magazine(an activities newsletter) and to Compass, an exclusive magazine for Members and Donors.
  9. Camping discounts: Camping Discounts: $10 off per night November-March and $5 off per night April-October on one campsite only. $8 reservation fee applies. Discounts will be honored first-come,
    first-served at the campground or reservations made by phone through the East Bay Regional Park District Reservations Department at (888) 327-2757, option 2. Discounts will not be applied to online
    reservations. All cancellations made over 3 days before the reservation date(s) will incur an $8 transaction fee as well as additional charges. Reservation fees apply. Cancellation Policy Details
  10. The option of purchasing Add-on features.
  11. Discounts from Urban Park Concessionaires1:

     

Note: Certain restrictions apply, and discounts can not be combined with any other offers. For more information regarding these benefits, please call us at (510) 544-2220, or email us at membership@ebparks.org.

Annual Membership Packages for Residents of Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Individual Membership

Individual Membership is valid for one person only, 16 years of age or older.

Membership Type Annual Cost
Regular
- Good for one person residing in Alameda or Contra Costa County
$50
Senior
- 62 years or older
$40
Senior plus Senior Partner
- Must be 62+ years of age
- Partner must be 62+ years of age and must be purchased in tandem with a Senior Membership
- Partner Pass includes the single benefit of day-use parking only.
$50
Student
- Must be currently enrolled full-time and show appropriate ID
- Must e-mail proof of current full-time student status to membership@ebparks.org or fax it to (510) 635-3478 (attn: Membership) in order to complete the application process
$40
Disabled Person $40

Regular Angler
- Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older

$290
Senior Angler
- Must be 62+ years of age
- Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older 
$175

Senior Angler plus Senior Partner Pass
- Must be 62+ years of age
- Primary Member card includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for first named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older
- Partner must be 62+ years of age and must be purchased in tandem with a Senior Angler Membership
- Partner Pass includes the single benefit of day-use parking only 

$185
Student Angler
- Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older
- Student Anglers must e-mail proof of current full-time student status to membership@ebparks.org or fax it to (510) 635-3478 (attn: Membership) in order to complete the application process
$175
Disabled Angler
- Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older 
$175
No refunds and/or discounts will be issued due to park and/or lake closures. Additional fees may apply for boat inspections.  .

Family Membership

Family Membership is good for up to two named individuals (16 years or older) and up to four children (ages 1-17) living in the same household. Family Membership cannot be used as Group Membership for child care centers, schools, or businesses.

Membership Type Annual Cost
Regular $95
Senior
(62 years or older)
$80
Disabled Person
(Must be head of household)
$80
Student
(Students must be full-time, currently enrolled, head of household, and provide proof of student status)
$80

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Annual Membership Packages for Non-Residents of Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Individual Non-Resident Membership

Membership Type Annual Cost
Regular
- Good for one person residing outside of Alameda or Contra Costa County
$65

Angler
- Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older 

$375
No refunds and/or discounts will be issued due to park and/or lake closures.  Additional fees may apply for boat inspections.  .

Family Non-Resident Membership

Family Membership is for families living in the same household

Membership Type Annual Cost
Family $125

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Donor Circle Membership

As a Donor Circle Member, you can enjoy all the benefits of Family Membership in addition to assisting others. By becoming a Donor Circle Member, you will help underserved populations to have improved access to the Regional Parks. While all contributions made through Donor Circle Membership are directed to where the need is greatest, your donation helps send low-income kids to camp, provides the elderly with transportation to the Regional Parks, and gives disabled children the chance to catch a fish in one of the Park District's fishing lakes.

Created in 1969 to support the Park District, the Regional Parks Foundation (RPF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit. The RPF's mission is to raise funds to provide broader public access, resource enhancement and preservation, and support for educational and recreational programs.

All Donor Circle Membership Packages, regardless of residency, include:

  1. One Family Membership Package for up to two named individuals and up to four children.
  2. Special invitations to both public and private events hosted throughout the Park District.
  3. The opportunity to help others enjoy the Regional Parks who might not otherwise have the chance.
  4. 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. The Regional Parks Foundation's Federal Tax ID # is 23-7011877.

Donor Circle Annual Membership Packages

Membership Type Annual Cost
Tilden Circle $250
Reinhardt Circle $500
Mott Circle $750
'34 Club
('34 Club Members receive a one-time commemorative sterling silver lapel pin)
$1,200

Contributions made through Donor Circle Memberships may not be restricted so that your donation may be directed to where the need is greatest. For more information about Membership benefits, please call us at (510) 544-2220, or email us at membership@ebparks.org.

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Membership Add-Ons

Add-ons are good for one year and must accompany an Individual or Family Membership package.

Add-On Annual Cost
Additional Dog Pass $25 per dog
Teen Parking Permit $25 per teen
Additional Child to a Family Membership Package $10 per child

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How to Become a Member or Renew a Membership

Purchase or Renew Online

To purchase your Membership online, visit the Regional Parks Foundation website.

Purchase by Telephone

To purchase or renew a membership by telephone, please call (510) 544-2220. Once your application is received into the Membership Department, please allow 14-18 business days to process your Membership application and to receive your Membership Cards and your parking placards. You can begin using Membership benefits as soon as your Membership materials arrive in the mail.

Purchase by Mail

Call us at (510) 544-2220. You may also email membership@ebparks.org for a Membership application. When your application is complete, simply mail it back with your check payment to: Regional Parks Foundation, P.O. Box 21074, Crestmont Station, Oakland, CA 94620, Attn: Memberships. Make checks payable to Regional Parks Foundation.

Once your application is received into the Membership Department, please allow 14-18 business days to process your Membership application and to receive your Membership Cards and your parking placards. You can begin using Membership benefits as soon as your Membership materials arrive in the mail.

Purchase at a Visitor Center or Park Entry Kiosk

You can become a member from any Regional Park entry kiosk or visitor center. For a list of visitor centers, click here. Only checks and credit cards are accepted within the parks and are to be made payable to Regional Parks Foundation.

Once your application is received into the Membership Department, please allow 14-18 business days to process your Membership application and to receive your Membership Cards and your parking placards. You can begin using Membership benefits as soon as your Membership materials arrive in the mail.

Purchase at our Administrative Headquarters

If you are in the area, you can visit our administrative headquarters at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland and purchase your Membership. Cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Make checks payable to Regional Parks Foundation. For Yahoo map to our Administrative Headquarters, click here.

Once your application is received into the Membership Department, please allow 14-18 business days to process your Membership application and to receive your Membership Cards and your parking placards. You can begin using Membership benefits as soon as your Membership materials arrive in the mail.