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

In this issue: upcoming screenings of TRAILHEAD, the East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 candidates forum, free hiking tours, and more.
Experience TRAILHEAD on the big screen
Join us at the New Parkway Theater for two shows – tonight and tomorrow afternoon – as they celebrate "Oakland Week". We've also been invited back to REI in Berkeley, where we'll share the documentary and give a presentation about Oakland parks. I will be present for Q&A after each screening. Visit our homepage at for all the details and links for tickets.
Make a day of it at the New Parkway: join our friends at the All Oakland Mini Film Festival before and after Saturday's screening of TRAILHEAD. Details HERE.

Get to know all four East Bay Regional Park District Ward 2 candidates

After serving for almost 20 years, EBRPD Ward 2 board member John Sutter has announced his retirement. With no incumbent running for the seat, voters will be choosing a new representative at the next election.

Join us on Wednesday, October 5, 6:30pm–8:30pm at the Trudeau Center on Skyline Blvd in Oakland. Co-hosted by and the League of Women Voters of Oakland, please take this chance to get to know all four candidates so you may 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.
We're working hard to keep our trails open and safe
Earlier this month on a Sunday morning, a mature Monterey pine fell across the Sequoia-Bayview Trail, taking with it three Bay laurel and a tall Cypress pine.
Thanks to same-day reports from Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol, and our partnership with the Bicycle Trails Council, we cleared the trees and the trail was fully open just two days later.

We also collaborated with the Friends of Sausal Creek to install five new steps on the Bridgeview Trail in Dimond Canyon Park. Thank you Dee, Percy, and crew for your partnership on this project!

We've come to the last weekend of Summer
While Fall has definitely been in the air (and is on the ground), it looks like we'll warm up for this last weekend of summer. I hope you'll get out on the trails to soak it in.

Doing what we love

Year-to-date, we've logged 1,148 volunteer hours in (and for) Oakland's wildland parks. Thank you for your continued support!

See you on the trails,

Stan Dodson
Executive Director,
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.

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