East Bay Regional Parks Gifts YOU for the Holidays!
- Free Entrance to all the fee parks on Sat., Nov. 11 for Veterans
- Free Entrance to all the fee parks on Fri., Nov. 24, Black Friday (Day after T-Giving) for everyone!
- Immerse yourself in nature instead of the mall.
On Black Friday, Nov. 24, the Park District will be waiving fees for parking, dogs, horses, boat launching and fishing permits at all 65 parks in the District.* Entrance fees at Ardenwood Historic Farm will also be waived.
OPT OUT on Black Friday! Become part of GREEN FRIDAY in the East Bay!
This is the third year the Park District has been free on Black Friday to encourage people to visit parks, not malls. . You still have to purchase items with state fees, including fishing licenses and watercraft inspections and pay for District concessions such as the Tilden Merry-Go-Round and train.
“Getting out into nature the day after Thanksgiving is a great way to spend time with the family,” said General Manager Robert Doyle. “The East Bay Regional Park District is pleased to be part of the annual ‘Opt Outside’ event that encourages people nationally to connect with nature by visiting a park or going for a hike on Black Friday.”
*Fee waiver does not apply to state fees, including fishing licenses and watercraft inspections, and does not apply to District concessions such as the Tilden Merry-Go-Round and train.
About Opt Outside
In 2015 REI shocked the nation claiming they were closing their doors on Black Friday. They encouraged and inspired their employees and the public to explore the outdoors instead of shopping. Today, more than 1.4 million people and 170 organizations participate in Opt Outside each year. REI is committed to helping people tap into the joy, renewal and connection that come from spending time outside with friends and family. Sign up and show your support for REI.
To find a park or activity visit www.ebparks.org.
Speaking of gifting, maybe YOU can GIFT East Bay Regional Parks with a membership donation for the holidays. You can also give gift memberships to family and friends. And if anyone on your list is a dog owner – it is worth the membership!
When you become a member of the regional Parks Foundation, you help proide broader access to the Park District’s 65 Regional Parks, 1,250 miles of trails and 40 miles of Shoreline that make up 119,000 acres throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties.