Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
April 18, 2016

We're proud to announce the free online release of TRAILHEAD. Since its premiere back in October, our 20-minute documentary has screened at more than 20 venues throughout the Bay Area. We hope you'll watch it, love it, and share it widely!

Although the film is now online, we are still participating in community screenings. We'd love to bring the film to your group, school, or local theater and engage in Q&A about Oakland parks and stewardship. Contact us HERE if you'd like to invite us.

And, check it out! has been chosen as the "Nonprofit-of-the-Month" by Never Elsewhere, an Oaklandish sister brand. We have many active stewardship projects, so this is a special fundraising opportunity for us. Please visit the NEWS section below to learn more AND receive a special coupon code.

Year-to-date, we've logged 280 volunteer hours in (and for) Oakland's wildland parks. 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.  

Never Elsewhere has chosen as their “Nonprofit-of-the-Month”, with 10% of their April online sales going to support our work in Oakland's wildland parks. They've also created a special coupon code for our supporters. Use code CPS2016 at checkout to receive 10% off.

Who is Never Elsewhere? They are an Oaklandish sister brand with cool designs that venture outside of Oakland. So if you have a special connection to SF, SoCal, or many other cities or regions, you can get the same quality you know and love from Oaklandish, but the proceeds will stay right here to benefit our work in Oakland. Visit them HERE to check out their line.

We're Working Hard to Keep Our Trails Open and Safe

Since January, we've cleared 35 fallen trees from trails in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park. If you come across trail hazards in these Oakland parks, please report them using the SeeClickFix smart phone app. Your report will alert City staff and our volunteers who've used the app to create special "watch areas" in the parks.

We've also completed Phase 1 of the "New Trail Steps" project in Joaquin Miller Park. 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.

Call for Park Patrol Volunteers

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol program and encourage your participation!

The mission of Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol (OVPP) is to improve the quality and safety of City parks. OVPP participants will be given special training to assist park users, support emergency responders, and report park issues to the proper City of Oakland agencies.
For the last several months, and Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington's Office have provided leadership to develop and launch Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol (OVPP) in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park. With support from City staff and other volunteer stakeholders, OVPP is a pilot program for a potential citywide, volunteer park patrol effort.

Learn more about this exciting, new volunteer opportunity at our Vice Mayor's office hours at the Montclair Village Farmers' Market this Sunday, April 24, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Look for the 'Annie' sign at the market.

Visit for more details.


I commissioned "Ghost Tree" from local artist Kristi Holohan to help tell the story of Oakland's redwoods. Coming with a short narrative by Oakland historian Dennis Evanosky, a limited quantity of 100 giclée prints have been signed and numbered by the artist. Proceeds will be shared equally by and *ACE Arts, two nonprofits serving Oakland.

Each 18"x24" print comes with a certificate of authenticity, a 5"x7" framable narrative by historian Dennis Evanosky, and a certificate of museum-quality reproduction. Sold by appointment for $175, a large portion of the contribution is tax deductible. Contact Stan Dodson HERE.

*ACE Arts works with communities and organizations to bring fundamental art skills and materials to populations who are underserved, and/or isolated, and who may not otherwise have access to many artistic forms of expression.

Thank you SF Green Film Festival for hosting TRAILHEAD's San Francisco premiere! And with three more days of great films, it's not too late to check it out.

Perhaps one of these will be our next t-shirt design? Let us know what you think.

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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