Anza Exploration in the San Francisco Bay Area

The East Bay Regional Park District in collaboration with the National Park Service have produced fourteen interpretive panels and a brochure covering the Anza Exploration. The panels circle the East Bay following Anza’s spring exploration of the area. They commemorate the 1775-1776 Spanish Expedition which left New Spain and brought 240 settlers, soldiers and others bound for Alta California to colonize the region, explore, and establish San Francisco’s presidio and  mission. Anza’s smaller East Bay exploration is featured in the interpretive panels and map, inviting people to retrace the travels of Anza and learn about the profound changes set in motion by the expedition on the future of the people and the land around us. The Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail is administered by the National Park Service. Funding for the panels was made possible by the National Park Service Challenge Cost Share Program in partnership with East Bay Regional Park District.

Other Online Resources:

Anza Exploration Brochure [2 pg., 1.5 MB - PDF]


Alameda Creek Trail
 Anza Panel [PDF]


Antioch/Oakley
 Anza Panel [PDF]


Big Break Regional Shoreline
 Anza Panel [PDF]


Carquinez Strait
 Anza Panel [PDF]


Contra Loma Regional Park
 Anza Panel [PDF] 
en Español Anza Panel [PDF]


Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Trail
 Anza Panel [PDF]


Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park II
 Anza Panel [PDF]


Delta Anza Regional Trail
 Anza Panel [PDF]

Mission Peak Regional Preserve Anza Panel [PDF]

Mission Peak Regional Preserve II Anza Panel [PDF]

Wildcat Canyon Anza Panel [PDF]


The Peralta Family Legacy
  Anza Panel [PDF]
en Español Anza Panel [PDF]

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