Rules and Regulations: Ordinance 38
The Park District’s police department reviews and updates its bylaws, known as Ordinance 38, biannually. Changes are suggested by staff and the public and are reviewed by the Board Operations Committee, the Operations-Public Safety Liaison Group, the Assistant General Managers Group, General Counsel, and the Park Advisory Committee.
Please Note: The Online version of Ordinance 38 is in the process of being updated. The most recent version of Ordinance 38 can be viewed by selecting the PDF link below.
Park Rule Violations
To report an Emergency or Crime/Suspicious Activity in Progress,
call 911 or (510) 881-1121 from a cell, 24 hours a day.
To report Non-Emergency Park Rule Violations such as reckless bike/skate/scooter riding, failure to properly leash or control pets, and improper trail usage such as eBikes or mountain bikes on restricted trails, please call our Non-Emergency Public Safety Dispatch at (510) 881-1833, 24 hours a day, or submit a Park Watch Report online at the link below.
To report non-emergency safety hazards, or damaged trails and facilities, talk to a park ranger or call Public Safety Dispatch at (510) 881-1833. Be sure to mention the nature and exact location of the problem including the trail or area name.