Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
April 1, 2016

The countdown has begun! TRAILHEAD will be released online on April 18, 2016. If you've yet to see our 20-minute documentary about Oakland's wildland parks, your opportunity is right around the corner. If you're one of the many who has seen it and loved it, you'll soon be able to deliver a link to everyone you know. There will be a special announcement when it goes live. We hope you'll share it widely.

Also exciting, has been chosen as the "Nonprofit-of-the-Month" by Never Elsewhere, an Oaklandish sister brand. Our all-volunteer organization will receive 10% of their online sales for the entire month of April, so please check out their line! Their commitment to community building gives us a special fundraising opportunity. You'll not only be able to acquire some very cool, locally made apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids, but you'll be supporting our ongoing work in Oakland's wildland parks.

Year-to-date, we've logged more than 200 volunteer hours in (and for) Oakland's wildland parks. Visit the "Stewardship" drop-down menu at to learn more about our work, and thank you for your continued support!

See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Executive Director
Screenings of TRAILHEAD
For the current list of screenings, click HERE
FREE Hiking Tours 
Want to join us on a hiking tour? Click HERE for more information.  
On Sunday, April 17th at 1:00pm, join us at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco to see TRAILHEAD on the big screen. Our documentary is an official selection at the San Francisco Green Film Festival, and will be featured in a group of short films.
What people are saying about TRAILHEAD:

“It’s spectacular.”
Chip Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

“An inspirational and beautifully filmed documentary.”
Carolyn Jones, East Bay Regional Park District

“The film showcases our city in a whole new way.”
Ken Lupoff, Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation

“It left us both swelled with pride.”
Bryan Beyer, Glenview resident, Realtor

We're working diligently, keeping trails open and safe

In 2015, we cleared a total of 26 fallen trees off trails in Dimond Canyon Park and Joaquin Miller Park. This year, we've already cleared 31 trees! If you come across trail hazards, please report them using the SeeClickFix smart phone app.

Also, we'll begin the step repairs on Palos Colorados Trail in less than two weeks. Please help us complete this project by making a tax deductible donation. $40 will fund one new step.

* Special thanks to Ashby Lumber for their support with this project.

Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol (OVPP)

We're in the final stages of making Park Patrol a reality. To learn more about this exciting new volunteer program, visit

Stan Dodson commissioned "Ghost Tree" by artist Kristi Holohan to help tell the story of the redwood forests in Oakland. Limited edition signed prints, accompanied by a story from historian Dennis Evanosky, will soon be available. All proceeds will benefit and ACE Arts, Oakland nonprofits working for our wildland parks and art education for youth.

In the redwoods – Dimond Canyon Park

Volunteers from and the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay working together on Sunset Loop Trail.

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.
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