Public Input Sought for Park Emergency Plan


The East Bay Regional Park District is seeking the public’s comments and suggestions to help create a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, a long-term guide to preparation for earthquakes, wildfires, floods, landslides, drought and other natural disasters within the 120,000-acre Park District.

The plan, funded through a $100,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will address ways to protect District assets such as the Tilden Carousel, visitor centers, drinking water systems, the Temescal dam, Tidewater Boating Center, shellmound sites and other structures.

The next public workshop will be:
10 a.m. to noon
Jan. 23, 2017
Trudeau Training Center
11500 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619

If you or your group want to be listed as a stakeholder to receive progress and plan updates, please let us know and we will add you to the list. The draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled to be submitted to FEMA in early 2017 with final approval and adoption by the Park District Board of Directors by April 2017. For more information, please go to or contact Assistant Finance Officer, Jeff Rasmussen, at (510) 544-2130 or

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 120,000 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Carolyn Jones
(510) 544-2217