Important Park Updates
In an ongoing effort to keep all of our Members informed, we want to share that drought conditions prevalent throughout the state have affected operations in many of the 65 Regional Parks, and may impact recreational activities that include swimming, boating, fishing, and camping, particularly at Lake Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs and Quarry Lakes.
While it is the Park District’s goal to keep our lakes open through Labor Day - September 1 - potential reductions in recreational use may not be fully known until May. Because of this uncertainty, it is suggested that park users stay informed through the Park District's website at www.ebparks.org/closure. We will also continue to post updates on the Regional Parks Foundation website at www.RegionalParksFoundation.org/news.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the Regional Parks!
Chevron Donates $20,000 to Support Campership
The Regional Parks Foundation is proud to announce the receipt of a generous $20,000 grant from Chevron Richmond to support the Camp Arroyo Campership Program. This award continues to build upon the strength and success of Chevron’s strong commitment to serve the children of Richmond and West Contra Costa County.
This generous gift not only supports the California state science and environmental education curriculum in a premier hands-on learning experience, it also provides access to this valuable resource to children from Richmond and West Contra Costa County.
We could not be more grateful to Chevron Richmond for their continued support of the Regional Parks Foundation and its programs. Thank you Chevron!
REI Awards Grant to Support the East Bay Regional Park District's Ivan Dickson Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program
The Regional Parks Foundation in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and REI is proud to announce the receipt of a generous $30,000 grant from REI to support the EBRPD’s Ivan Dickson Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program. This award continues to build upon the strength and success of the community engagement and outdoor stewardship efforts of the Park District by encouraging volunteer participation in repairing and enhancing existing trails, and constructing new trails.
For the benefit of the nearly 14 million annual visitors to the Regional Parks, this year, the Regional Parks Foundation and EBRPD in conjunction with local REI stores are sponsoring four events dedicated to trail building and maintenance throughout the Park District. Since 1996, the Ivan Dickson Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program has managed 157 trail projects with 7,837 volunteers contributing more than 30,000 hour of volunteer labor.
We genuinely appreciate REI’s enduring support and generosity. Thank you REI!
To find out more about these programs or opportunities to leverage your corporate giving, please email the Director of Operations, Programs and Development of the Regional Parks Foundation.