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 produced a number of special events and programs, including FREE Park Fridays, FREE Concerts in the Parks, and a FREE Fall Arts and Music Festival. In 2019 we celebrated our 85th Anniversary and the Regional Parks Foundation's 50th anniversary!
Park entry and other fees were 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 were also waived. Fee waivers did not apply to special event permits/reservations, camping, and associated fees, or state fees such as fishing licenses and watercraft inspections. Fee waiver also did not apply to District concessions. Park entrance was subject to available occupancy.
A Night to Remember, Golden Gala featuring Michael McDonald.
Was held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.
• RPF Website Gala Homepage [PDF Archive]
• RPF Website Event Page [PDF Archive]
FAM Fest! A celebration of our 85th anniversary and the Regional Parks Foundation's 50th anniversary on Saturday, September 28, from 1-5 p.m. Held at Oakland’s newest regional event center, the Bridge Yard Building, with an opportunity to explore the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline park in Oakland.
The celebration featured live music performances, kids activities, climbing wall, vendors, live art and exhibits, food, tours, secure bike parking, and much more.
Organized in partnership with OAKHELLA, SaulPaul and Drakes Brewing Co.
Additional performances by: JC Stringz, DJ R, Saraswathy Lakshmivaraham, Queen Deelah and Alphabet Rockers.
Concord Hills Regional Park Conveyance - July 13, 2019, 3m 39s
SPDF 2019 Forum Events - May 5 - May 9, 2019, 5m 09s
Celebrating the 85th anniversary of the largest local park system in America, 8m: 29s
Regional Parks Foundation 50 Year Legacy, 7m : 11s