Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline

Global Citizen Award

UN Global Citizen Award

On October 24, 2021, the Park District received the Global Citizen Award from the United Nations Association USA, East Bay and Silicon Valley Chapters at the virtual 76th UN Day celebration. Other awardees included Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Abbott, Inc.

Board President Dee Rosario and General Manager Sabrina Landreth accepted the award on behalf of the Park District. See Award Presentation (full version)

The Global Citizen Award recognizes the Park District's contributions to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the essential services we provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We kept the regional parks open and safe, providing physical and mental health relief. We provided Digital Learning and engagement, restored habitats and marshlands, and even opened two new parks – Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline in Oakland and Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay in Fremont. On September 18, 2021, we celebrated our 5th annual UN International Day of Peace at Lake Chabot Regional Park and unveiled a 12-foot Peace Pole adorned with the word “Peace” written in 31 languages.

In 2015, the UN adopted the 17 SDGs as a roadmap to build a world that is more equitable, inclusive, safe, and sustainable for all peoples. Since the Park District’s founding in 1934, our steadfast advocacy for environmental-friendly legislation and our strategic partnerships with agencies, community organizations, and businesses have enhanced the quality of life for all in the East Bay as well as for the wildlife and natural environment.

Below are the significant ways the Park District and the Regional Parks Foundation contribute towards natural resource management, climate resilience, sustainability, economic growth, inclusion, and equity, serving 2.8 million residents in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.