Military personnel to receive Veterans Day perks at regional parks

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Military personnel to receive Veterans Day offer at regional parks
Point Pinole Regional Park in Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

Active and retired U.S. military personnel are receiving an appreciative salute from the East Bay Regional Park District on Veterans Day Thurs., Nov. 11, when they’ll get free parking and access at regional parks.

The offer, which in addition to other regional parks includes access to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, specifically only covers parking and park entry. Not included in the offer are fees related to dogs, boat launch/inspection, fishing permits and concessions like the merry-go-round, train or related offerings.

According to the East Bay Regional Park District, it is the largest regional park system in the nation and encompasses 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline and more than 1,300 miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and environmental education trails. The district sees more than 25 million visits annually throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Learn more about the park district here.