Universal Access

The Regional Parks Foundation's overarching goal is to ensure "access for all" by funding programs that provide resources for underserved populations. Programs include transportation to East Bay Regional Parks through Parks Express, cultural experiences through Multi-Cultural Wellness Walks, social enrichment through the Senior Outreach Program and skill building through the Special Needs Fishing Derbies. With your support thousands of people - big and small - are able to enjoy the treasure of their Regional Parks.

For more information please contact: Juliana Schirmer, Development Director, 510-544-2212, jschirmer@ebparks.org.

SENIOR OUTREACH
Many seniors experience mobility issues, lack of transportation or other barriers that keep them from enjoying nature and experiencing their Regional Parks. Recognizing the wellness benefits of socializing with peers in a natural environment, the Foundation provides funding for transporation, meals, and recreational activities in parks for Seniors. - See more at: http://www.regionalparksfoundation.org/our-work/health-wellness-safety#sthash.MNQQU5kt.dpuf

Parks Express

Parks Express transportation is an outreach program of the East Bay Regional Park District, providing low-cost transportation to East Bay Regional Parks. It serves low-income schools, groups serving children from low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The East Bay Regional Park District operates 73 parks in Alameda and Contra Costa counties including thirteen shoreline parks.

Senior Outreach Program

The Regional Parks Foundation is proud to sponsor outdoor activities developed specifically for the needs and abilities of seniors, with an emphasis on mild physical exercise, brain-boosting sensory awareness and cognition through interpretive, social, and recreational activities. The East Bay Regional Park District works in parthership with senior facilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to provide bus trips and programs at Regional Park.

Donate today to provide access to all!

 

  • East Bay Regional Parks are one of the best things about the Bay, I want everyone to be able to experience them. - Matt C., Member & Donor

  • This was the first field trip my students ever went on. The self-esteem, the joy and the fulfillment of being part of this special event supported growth and community life skills for each of my students! – Teacher at Turner Elementary in Antioch, Disability Fishing Derby Participant

  • I notice how the hill has many dragonflies on it and how the crisp sunlight melts over the bugs, blending them in with cool shadows while the soft flowers come out from the damp forest floor. -Isla, Camper at Redwood Reinhardt Regional Park