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Ways to Purchase Annual Park District Permits

  • Online 
  • By mail
  • Over the phone
  • Kiosks throughout Regional Parks and Visitor Centers
  • In person at the East Bay Regional Park District Headquarters


Permits are generally sold separately from Membership and are issued in card form. The exception is Angler Membership which combines annual membership benefits with fishing and boat launch permits.  Please note that parking placards are only sold as a benefit of Membership; they are not considered an annual permit.  For information on ways to purchase Membership click HERE. Annual Park District Permits can be purchased online, over the phone, by mail, or in-person at Park District Headquarters, and are sold exclusively through the Regional Parks Foundation. Applications for annual park district permits can be submitted at a Visitor Centers or a Regional Park kiosk when open and staffed. Daily use permits are available for purchase in various regional parks during regular business hours.

Please note that applications turned in at a Regional Park, online, over the phone, or by mail have a turn-around time of 14-18 business days before receiving the permit in the mail. No temporary permits are issued during this interim waiting period. If you have an urgent need for your Annual Park District Permit, it is recommended that you purchase it directly at the Park District’s Headquarters where issuance is immediate. Please note that parking placards are only sold as a benefit of Membership; they are not considered an annual permit.  For information on ways to purchase Membership click HERE. Annual Park District Permits are non-transferable and good for one named person only. Permit applications with a P.O. Box as a mailing address stating residency within Alameda or Contra Costa County must provide a verifiable home address within Alameda or Contra Costa Counties in order to receive in-district pricing.

Day-use permits are available in some Regional Parks and Visitor Centers, and are not sold through the Regional Parks Foundation. Please visit the East Bay Regional Park District website at www.ebparks.org for more information regarding day-use permit sales and pricing. 


Online

Annual Park District Permits are available to purchase online at the E-Store.


By Mail

You can pick up a Membership Brochure at various Regional Parks throughout the Park District and send in the brochure application. Permit applications are also included within the Membership Brochure. Permit purchases through the mail can only be paid by enclosing a check or your credit card information along with the application. Please do not send cash through the mail.


Over the Phone

You may phone our Membership line at 510/544-2220 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). During periods of high call volume, you may have to leave a message. Please know that all calls are returned within one business day, and usually sooner. Phone purchases can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.


In the Regional Parks Kiosks or Visitor Centers

Applications for Permits are located throughout the various Regional Parks and in the Visitor Centers. Please check park office operation times as sites vary. Simply fill out an application, and turn it in to staff along with your payment. Purchases made in the Regional Parks can be done so by check or credit card. Cash cannot be accepted.


At East Bay Regional Park District Headquarters

Permits can be purchased at Park District Headquarters Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), checks, and cash are accepted; and permits are issued at time of purchase. Please note that parking placards are only sold as a benefit of Membership; they are not considered an annual permit. Membership purchases done at Park District Headquarters take 14-18 business days to process and are not issued at the time of purchase. For information on ways to purchase Membership click HERE.