Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

MLK Day of service sticker

Join us for a "day on" to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day Event! This year there are TWO ways you can participate:

(In-Person) Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service: Monday Jan 17th
This is a staggered start time event where you can help remove the trash and plastic pollution at three different locations at the Martin Luther King Jr Shoreline. Register to find locations and timeslots. PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED

(Self-guided) 2022 Martin Luther King Jr Neighborhood Cleanup: Jan 17- Feb 17
Participate throughout the month by cleaning your neighborhoods, parks, and other local areas. Assemble your own gear and clean on your own time without any crowds. By picking up litter which would otherwise travel through storm drains and creeks to pollute beaches and parks, you are providing an invaluable service to the environment and to your communities.

Here is what you need to do to have a successful self-guided neighborhood cleanup event:

  1. Register for the event here.
  2. Look through our Safety Guidelines and watch the safety video
  3. Assemble your own cleanup gear!
    • Trash bags or buckets
    • Gloves
    • Face mask
    • A trash grabber or tongs
    • Sun protection
    • Close-toed shoes
    • Warm layers for potential cool bay area days
  4. Go out and pick-up trash! Remember, you are our most important resource: Safety first!
  5. Throw any debris collected into your home trash bin
  6. Dispose of your gloves and thoroughly wash your hands
  7. Take the simple survey and log your hours
  8. Post your pics on Social Media with the hashtags: #ebrpd and #MLKdayofservice
  9. Don’t forget to have fun!



2022 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Rally

Virtual Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

Celebrate live with us on January 17 at 10 am at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Rally. Guest speakers include Congresswoman Barbara Lee and CA State Attorney General Rob Bonta. Co-sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District and the Regional Parks Foundation.

Link to livestream video


Honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Online Program

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the creation of the MLK holiday, and the legacy that Dr. King left behind. We will take a look at his beginnings and all the way through to the final chapters of his life. We will discuss elements of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Location: Black Diamond Facebook Page


2021 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Rally

Monday, January 18, 2021 The Park District celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a virtual pre-recorded multicultural event honoring his life and dream through words, song, dance and spirit, emceed by Board Director Ellen Corbett. Presented by the Martin Luther King Jr Rally Committee, this special program was the 29th year as Oakland’s longest continuing celebration of Dr. King. Featured guests included former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, youth from MLK Freedom Center, and many others.

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