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Our mission is to promote, maintain, and enhance
Oakland's wildland parks and trails.
February 16, 2016

With the continued success of TRAILHEAD, we'd like to introduce the new name of our parent organization: We'll continue to promote the documentary, lead free hiking tours, and provide year-round leadership for trail maintenance and public safety in Oakland's wildland parks.
This new e-newsletter will be distributed once or twice per month. We hope you'll continue to join us, and will share it with your friends and family.

Year-to-date, we've logged more than 100 volunteer hours in (and for) Oakland's wildland parks. Thank you for your continued support!

See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Executive Director, Volunteer
Screenings of TRAILHEAD
For the current list of all public screenings, click HERE
FREE Hiking Tours 
Want to join us on a hiking tour? Click HERE for more information.  
TRAILHEAD at the Oakland Museum of California
Join us on Friday, February 26 at the Oakland Museum of California for two FREE screenings of TRAILHEAD. Generously hosted by the East Bay Regional Park District and the Regional Park Foundation, this event will share the evening with the museum’s “Friday Nights@OMCA“, with live music, food trucks, and a full bar available outside the theater.

There will be two screenings: 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Both shows will include Q&A with producer Stan Dodson and retired Park District trails coordinator Jim Townsend.

Volunteers Keep our Trail System Open

Since January 1, we've cleared eleven fallen trees from trails in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park. volunteers work independently, and with the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay to accomplish this work.

Get involved! You can help volunteers keep track of maintenance issues by reporting downed trees or other trail hazards using SeeClickFix. This smartphone app alerts Oakland Public Works and other "area watchers" like By using this app in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park, you'll help us help the City, keeping the trails safe and clear for all park users.

Support the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation

We owe much of our success and productivity to the partnership with our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation (OPRF). And we're not alone. More than 90 organizations - all working hard to improve Oakland's parks - rely on OPRF's assistance and leadership to accomplish their individual goals.

Please join us in supporting the Parks Foundation by attending their annual fundraiser, A Taste of Spring. Early bird tickets are available through March 1.

Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol (OVPP)

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


The hiking tour on New Year's Day was a sell-out!
Early morning light in Joaquin Miller Park.
A salute to John O. for his hard work! 

We'd like to thank our fiscal sponsor, Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation. 
Donations to are tax-deductible. 
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