East Bay Regional Park District Launching Pilot Program to Expedite Entry to Del Valle Regional Park on Weekends and Holidays

May 24, 2024
Del Valle Regional Park

Beginning Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25), the Park District is launching a pilot project to streamline entry at Del Valle Regional Park on weekends and holidays. Under the pilot project, visitors will pay a single $10 flat fee to enter the park rather than individual fees based on park use. The $10 flat fee will cover parking, trailers, and dogs. 

As part of the pilot project, a limited number of advance park entry passes will also be available for purchase. Purchase advance park entry passes.  

Fishing and quagga inspection fees are not included in the $10 flat fee and will be available for purchase in the marina area.

Entering the park will look a little different with the pilot project.
•    As vehicles approach the kiosk, there will be a separate line for pre-paid parking, visitors with camping reservations (not picnic reservations), Park District staff, and residents.
•    Regional Parks Foundation members can enter through the pre-paid line, as free park entry and parking is a membership benefit. Learn more about Foundation membership.

The pilot project is testing potential ways to improve the visitor experience and reduce traffic congestion when entering the park on busy spring and summer weekends and holidays. The pilot project runs through Labor Day weekend (Monday, Sept. 2).

The Del Valle Entry Fee Pilot Project was developed by park staff to better serve the public through a faster and easier park entrance experience and increased public information services within the park.

The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park system in the nation, comprising 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and over 1,330 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and environmental education. The Park District receives an estimated 30 million visits annually throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.