Good Neighbor Access (GNA) Permit

Consistent with the Park District’s Good Neighbor Guidelines:
Contractors or neighbors who want access to cross District land to get to private property for a short period of time (one day to one week) may apply for an Access Permit through the Maintenance Division. [Good Neighbor Guidelines, EBRPD Board Resolution 1993-4-82]

Good Neighbor Access (GNA) Permit:

  • Access to their private property through Park District property
  • Up to 7 days
  • No work on Park District property is authorized under this permit
  • No staging, parking vehicles or equipment on Park District property
  • Requires insurance documents 
  • If your permit exceed one week, please visit Temporary Park Access (TPA) Permit.

    Review Period

    The review period is two weeks. The review period begins when a complete application is submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  

    Processing Time

    Turnaround time is typically 2-3 weeks for a Good Neighbor Access Permit dependent upon availability, impact to the park, and volume of requests.

    Minimum Requirements for GNA Permits

    1. Fully completed application form, with a full description of the project including all vehicles and equipment required to access the site. (i.e.; 1 pick-up truck, 2 chippers).
    2. Required insurance documents; requirements may vary based on the description of project/activity.
    3. Maps and/or KMZ files showing the location of the project and the access route you are requesting to use. Do not send latitude and longitude coordinates. View Example Map

    How to Apply

    Fees & Fee Payment

    • All GNA Permits will require a $50 application fee due at the time of submission.
    • GNA Permits may be subject to review, inspection, coordination and/or temporary park use fees.
    • Electronic payment will be required for all GNA Permit fees and deposits.
    • See full listing of fees: Fee Schedule


    • Credit Card
      • All fees and deposits may be paid by credit card using the Online Access Permit Portal.
      • Credit card address must match the applicant address.  
    • Check
      • If credit card and bank transfer are not available, make checks payable to East Bay Regional Park District.
      • Mail to: Attn:
        Accounts Receivable/Access Permits
        2950 Peralta Oaks Court
        Oakland, CA 94605

        Include the Permit Number on the check.