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Del Valle Entry Fee Pilot Project

Del Valle Entry Fee Pilot Project

Beginning Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25), the Park District is launching a pilot project to streamline entry at Del Valle Regional Park on weekends and holidays. In late spring and summer, entering Del Valle can be very challenging on weekends and holidays as cars line up to pay for parking at the entry kiosk. Long wait times have been reported.

Under the pilot project, visitors will pay a single $10 flat fee to enter the park rather than individual fees based on park use. The $10 flat fee will cover parking, trailers, and dogs. 

As part of the pilot project, a limited number of advance park entry passes will also be available for purchase. Advance park entry passes can be purchased at www.ebparks.org/parks/del-valle/pre-purchase-parking

Fishing and quagga inspection fees are not included in the $10 flat fee and will be available for purchase in the marina area.

Entering the park will look a little different with the pilot project.
•    As vehicles approach the kiosk, there will be a separate line for pre-paid parking, visitors with camping reservations (not picnic reservations), Park District staff, and residents.
•    Regional Parks Foundation members can enter through the pre-paid line, as free park entry and parking is a membership benefit. Learn more at www.regionalparksfoundation.org/join.

The pilot project is testing potential ways to improve the visitor experience and reduce traffic congestion when entering the park on busy spring and summer weekends and holidays. The pilot project runs through Labor Day weekend (Monday, Sept. 2).

Frequently Asked Question

Why is the East Bay Regional Park District launching this pilot program? 
The Del Valle Entry Fee Pilot Project is a collaborative effort of park staff to better serve the public through a faster and easier park entrance experience and increased public information services within the park. The project begins Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) and will be implemented on weekends and holidays through Labor Day (Sept. 2). 

What are the issues at Del Valle? 
Entry to Del Valle Regional Park on busy weekends and holidays can be very challenging as visitors line up at the entry kiosk to pay for parking. Long wait times have been reported. The pilot project is testing more efficient ways to facilitate park entry due to congestion. 

What changes are part of this pilot program? 
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, there will be a flat $10 fee on weekends and holidays to enter Del Valle Regional Park, which will cover parking, trailers, and dogs. Fishing and Quagga inspection fees can be purchased at the marina area. The $10 flat entrance fee does not apply to Regional Parks Foundation members, who receive free park entry/parking at all Regional Parks as part of their membership benefits. To help expedite entry, a limited number of park entry passes will be available for pre-purchase online. As vehicles approach the kiosk, there will be a separate line for pre-paid parking, EBRPD staff, Regional Parks Foundation members, visitors with camping reservations (not picnic reservations), and residents.

How long will this last? 
The project begins Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) and will be implemented weekends and holidays through Labor Day (Sept. 2). 

Comments on the program? 
Following the duration of the pilot program, East Bay Regional Park District will create a survey for park visitors that will be available on EBRPD’s webpage page. That will be the best opportunity to provide input on the program. If you have questions or comments this summer, please reach East Bay Regional Park District through the contact us form

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