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|East Bay Regional Park District|
|Location||East Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, United States|
|Area||112,000 acres (45,000 ha)|
The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a special district operating in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, California, within the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. It maintains and operates a system of regional parks which is the largest urban regional park district in the United States. Their administrative office is located in Oakland.
As of 2012, EBRPD spans more than 112,000 acres with 65 parks and over 1,200 miles (1,900 km) of trails. Some of these parks are wilderness areas; others include a variety of visitor attractions, with opportunities for swimming, boating and camping. The 1,100 miles (1,770 km) of trails are frequently used for biking, hiking, and horse riding. Nearly 150 miles (241 km) of paved trails through urban areas link the parks together.
The EBRPD was founded in 1934, and acquired its first land two years later, when the East Bay Municipal Utility District sold 2,166 acres (877 ha) of its surplus land. The founders of the district were Robert Sibley, a hiking enthusiast, and Hollis Thompson, then Berkeley City Manager. William Penn Mott, Jr. served as director of the agency from 1962 to 1967, and oversaw a doubling of the system's acreage from 10,500 to 22,000.
The parks administered by the EBRPD vary greatly in size and character. Particularly notable are the string of parks along the Berkeley Hills above and east of both Berkeley and Oakland, including Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, and Redwood Regional Park.
There are also bay shore parks such as the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline north of Richmond, the Coyote Hills Regional Park near Fremont, the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline on San Leandro Bay, and the Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline south of the Oakland International Airport.
The district also includes a former farm, a former coal mine, an extinct volcano, and one of the biggest dog-walking parks in the country. Redwood Regional Park contains the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood in the East Bay.
- Alameda Creek Regional Trail
- Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail
- California Riding and Hiking Trail
- Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail
- Delta de Anza Regional Trail
- Iron Horse Regional Trail
- Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
- Marsh Creek Trail
Public safety and support
The work of the EBRPD is supported by a voluntary body, the Regional Parks Foundation, which raises funds for the improvement of the parks. The EBRPD is a member of the Bay Area Open Space Council.
- "Profile". East Bay Regional Park District. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
- "History". East Bay Regional Park District. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
- Glen Martin. "A hard-bought swath of green Nature lovers' living legacy: Nation's largest urban park district always short of cash". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- William Penn Mott, Jr. biography, California State Parks Foundation