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Free Parks Friday: East Bay Regional Parks Celebrates its 85th Anniversary

Free Parks Fridays

To celebrate 85 years of preserving and protecting open space in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, providing access to regional parks, shorelines, and trails for hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping and nature discovery, the East Bay Regional Parks District giving us another reason to look forward to Fridays.

Each Friday remaining in 2019, visit any East Bay Park and enjoy free park entry and waived fees for parking, swimming, dogs, boat launching, horse trailers and fishing permits. Find out where you can take advantage of Free Parks Fridays in the Tri-Valley.

Del Valle Regional Park

Photo Credit: @misstravlkk

Waived fees

Park entry, dog fees, fishing permit, boat launch fees, horse trailer fees. 


Hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, wind surfing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and camping. 

Park Perks

Gorgeous lakeside views, miles of interconnected trails, and plenty of water activities.

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreational Area

Photo Credit: @followingmonday

Waived fees

Parking, dog fees and fishing permits.


Swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicking and birdwatching. 

Park Perks

An 80-acre lake with a long sandy beach and a hidden arroyo with smaller lakes and ponds to explore.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Photo Credit: @mila_hofman

Waived Fees

Parking and dog fees.


Hiking, picnicking, rock climbing, and camping. 

Park Perks

Little Yosemite, ancient sandstone wind caves and fossil-filled outcrops.  

More East Bay Parks

Luckily for us, the Tri-Valley is home to several other East Bay Parks which are completely free to visit any day. Check them out below! 

Photo Credit: @khristajarvisteam

Iron Horse Trail

Photo Credit: @munch_on_the_go

Las Trampas regional wilderness

Photo Credit: @danvilleca


Photo Credit: Tri-Valley Conservancy


Photo Credit: @andreaheyfron

pleasanton ridge regional par

Photo Credit: @rangerclaire

brushy peak regional park