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Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

ardenwoodEast Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks.

From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of park services, every third Friday of each month.

The Park District operates 65 parks, covering over 113,000 acres in its two-county jurisdiction which includes Tilden, Briones, Diablo Foothills, Lake Chabot, Alameda’s Crown Beach, Ohlone, Sibley and many more.

2014 Free 3rd Fridays 
April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, & December 19

On those days, you get the following:

  • Free Parking
  • Free boat launching*
  • Free entry for horses and dogs
  • Free swimming
  • Free fishing permits**
  • Free entry to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont (normally $2-$6)

Please Note:
*Boat launchers will still have to pay for the required invasive mussel inspection.
**Anglers will still have to possess a California state fishing license, for which there’s a fee. And there will still be fees for camping and for group picnic reservations.

Free Fridays are the park district’s way of thanking the public for eighty years of support. A grass-roots movement provided the political momentum for establishment of the district back in 1934, and public support has been key to the district’s successes ever since.


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Cost: FREE
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