Looking for A Gift Idea for The Holidays? Give the Gift of Regional Parks Membership


Oakland, CA – Regional Parks Foundation memberships are a great gift for any nature lover. Memberships provide easy access to the Park District’s 73 Regional Parks on 121,000 acres of open space, 55 miles of shoreline, and 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and nature learning.

Regional Parks Membership benefits including a personalized Membership Card, unlimited day-use parking, an annual dog pass (good for up to 3 dogs), free swimming during swim season, camping discounts, free admission to Ardenwood Historic Farm on non-event days, and free horse/boat trailer permits (boat launch fees still apply).

Give the gift of membership and the Regional Parks Foundation will handle the rest! The Regional Parks Foundation will prepare a Gift of Membership package that can either be mailed directly to the recipient or back to you. Call (510) 544-2220 or email Each gift request is handled individually.

Memberships can be purchased at local REI stores, select regional parks, and online at In-park purchases are available at parking kiosks and point of sale locations at Contra Loma, Roberts, Lake Chabot, Shadow Cliffs, Quarry Lakes, Sunol, Coyote Hills, Tilden, Del Valle, and Ardenwood.

End of the year donations are also a great way to support regional parks and programs, including sending underserved kids to camp, restoring natural wildlife habitat, repairing hill and shoreline trails, and transporting the disabled, seniors, and children from low-income neighborhoods to parks.

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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 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and nature learning.

Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217