Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
October 3, 2016

In this issue: free hiking tour on Columbus Day, the East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 candidates' forum, honored as Oaklandish's "Nonprofit of the Month", and more.
This November, we will elect a new East Bay Regional Park District Board Member
John Sutter, the East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 board member for nearly 20 years, announced in February that he would retire. This leaves the Ward 2 seat open to an all new slate of candidates.
Join us this Wednesday, October 5, 6:30pm–8:30pm at the Trudeau Center on Skyline Blvd in Oakland, for a candidates' forum. Co-hosted by and the League of Women Voters of Oakland, please take this chance to get to know all four candidates so you can make an informed decision come November. Click HERE for all the details.
Photo of Redwood Park courtesy of the City of Oakland

Join us on Columbus Day for a free hiking tour

On Monday, October 10, we'll lead a 10-mile hike from the Dimond District up to the Chabot Space & Science Center and back (there will be bus options for those who'd prefer a shorter route). Hiking tours are free, courtesy of Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol. For all the details and to register (required), please click HERE.

Join us! Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol
The next training date has been set for Saturday, October 29, 1pm–4pm at the Joaquin Miller Park Ranger Station. For more details and to register (required), please visit

Save the Date! to be honored by Oaklandish on October 15
Join us on Saturday, October 15th, when will be showcased as the "Nonprofit of the Month" at Oaklandish in Dimond - 3419 Fruitvale Avenue. We'll be screening TRAILHEAD, promoting our many other active programs, and fundraising with a cool new Oaklandish-designed t-shirt! More details to come as we get closer to the event.
Doing what we love

Year-to-date, we've logged 1,270 volunteer hours in (and for) Oakland's wildland parks. Thank you for your continued support!

See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Executive Director & Founder,
Co-founder & Director, Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol is an all-volunteer organization supporting Oakland's wildland parks. Learn more at

We'd like to thank our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation. 
Donations to are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

501c3 Tax ID# 94-2751052
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