Tilden Environmental Education Center Update / Public Meeting

January 19, 2024

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) has begun the process of designing a replacement building for the Environmental Education Center (Tilden EEC) at the Tilden Nature Area. Built in the early 1970s, the Tilden EEC has served several generations and many thousands of visitors and parkgoers, but is in need of major structural and functional changes. After careful assessment, EBRPD has determined that building replacement, rather than rehabilitation, is required.

Specifically, the Tilden EEC project will:

  • Replace outdated utilities and address foundational and structural issues.
  • Provide 21st century educational and interpretive space for visitors and school children, including up-to-date interactive exhibits and learning resources.
  • Address and mitigate wildfire concerns in a wildfire-prone area of the Berkeley hills.
  • Better connect with the adjacent Tilden Little Farm and nearby trail systems.
  • Improve ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access.

EBRPD is hosting the first in a series of informational meetings on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. where project architects, planners, and program managers will discuss and provide an overview of the Tilden EEC replacement project. Meeting Flyer

Tilden EEC Replacement Project Public Meeting #1
When: Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar (online)
Registration: https://ebparks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fLnVo0jzSoG77ozoQcLeQA#/registration

We hope you can join us online later this month. If you have any specific questions about the project, please contact the project manager at tildenEECreplacement@ebparks.org or visit the Tilden EEC Replacement Project webpage.

Lastly, please forward this announcement to anyone you know who may be interested in the Tilden EEC replacement project and thank you for supporting your East Bay Regional Parks!

Resources: Tilden EEC Replacement Project

Tilden Environmental Education Center Entrance