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At this time, the Reservations Department is experiencing a very high call volume with extended wait times. If you hear the message that the call center has reached the maximum number of calls and/or encounter a busy signal, please try your call at a later time. We are working through the calls as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Select services are available at the links below. 
• Camping: More information.
• Reservable Picnic sitesMake reservations.
• Swimming
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Browse classes and activities online, view photos and information about reservable picnic sites and indoor facilities, register online and make payments.

Account Login Instructions [PDF]
Directions on how to create, activate or log on to an account online.

Program Guides
Download Regional In Nature, Nature Nearby or other activity guides by visitor center or division.

Event Directory
Find special events throughout the year for you and your family.

Get information on permits for special events, beer, and wine etc.

Support the Park District...become a member today!

Register Now! Activity Listings
Reservations for classes, programs, facilities, & events!


Picnic Areas

Call: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757),  option 2. 
Hours Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.

Naturalist, Recreation, and Aquatics Programs

Two ways to register!

For more information on these programs, go to the Day Camp page.

To subscribe to the print version of the Regional in Nature (RIN) Activity Guide, please call the Membership Department at (510) 544-2220 or mail in a check for $5.00 payable to the Regional Parks Foundation (RPF) indicating that you would like a RIN subscription. Mail to: RPF PO Box 21074 Crestmont Station, Oakland, CA 94620. 

Weddings/Social Events/Business Meetings

Indoor Facilities

We have four charming indoor facilities, perfect for a wedding or special event. All the following indoor facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.

To see photos and get additional information regarding these indoor facilities please see our Fees and Locations page. Call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2, to make reservations.

Outdoor Locations

Ardenwood Historic Farm  (Fremont)

The grounds are graced by the stately Patterson House, a beautiful 19th-century mansion restored to its original elegance. The expansive lawns and surrounding gardens create a magical atmosphere for weddings, receptions and anniversary celebrations. To make a reservation for a wedding, corporate event or catered party please call Ardenwood Events at (510) 754-9877 or visit ArdenwoodEvents.com.

Picnic Sites for Weddings

We have many outdoor picnic sites throughout our parks that are perfect for weddings of all sizes.  Please click the following link to see some of the most popular sites for weddings.  Keep in mind, any of our outdoor reservable picnic sites may be used for weddings.  To make reservations for an outdoor location, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), press option 2.  See our listing of Popular Outdoor Picnic Sites for Weddings.