Park District Celebrating Juneteenth with Free Park Day on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join Special Naturalist-led Juneteenth Nature Programs

June 13, 2024

The East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating Juneteenth with a Free Park Day on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in recognition of the date when the last of the enslaved Black Americans were notified of their freedom. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally recognized celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The East Bay Regional Park District is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and making the parks and agency more welcoming and reflective of the communities it serves.

Park District fees waived on Juneteenth include parking, dogs, horses, boat launching, and fishing. However, the fee waiver does not apply to swimming, camping, reservable picnic facilities (due to capacity limits), Park District concessions, state fees for fishing licenses, and watercraft inspections for invasive mussels.

Naturalist-led programs are also scheduled for the celebration of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19.

Juneteenth Celebration Walk
Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port Chicago 50, Concord
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Ages 10+, registration required.
Enjoy a guided walk in the future Thurgood Marshall Regional Park: Home of the Port Chicago 50. Celebrate stories of Black history, the Civil Rights Movement, and the fight for freedom on this land. Come ready for a mostly paved 1.5-mile hike with views of Mount Diablo. All are welcome.

Juneteenth Celebration Hike
Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont
10-11:30 a.m. | All ages, drop-in event; no registration required.
Enjoy a short walk in the marsh to commemorate the contributions and accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history, particularly in the realms of science, conservation, and art. All are welcome.

For more information, visit the Park District's Juneteenth page.



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.


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