The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is once again celebrating “Green Friday” on Black Friday (Nov. 26), when it is waiving fees for park entrance and activities, including parking, dogs, horses, boat launching, fishing and entry to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.
“The fee waiver does not include State fees for fishing licenses and watercraft inspections for invasive mussels or privately operated concessions such as the Tilden Merry-Go-Round and Redwood Valley Railway steam train,” according to EBRPD.
The district has celebrated Green Friday for the past seven years to encourage community members to choose outdoor activities over traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping sprees.
“The Park District’s Green Friday is part of the ‘#OptOutside’ movement that started in 2015 when REI closed its doors on Black Friday and encouraged its employees and the public to explore the outdoors instead of shopping,” according to EBRPD. “Millions of people and hundreds of organizations now participate in #OptOutside each year.”
Visitor Center activities planned for Green Friday (11/26/2021) include:
- Feast Your Eyes On Nature Hike at Black Diamon Mines Regional Preserve, 9-11:30 a.m. (Registration Required)
- Post Thanksgiving Hike It Off at Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, 9-Noon
- Ojo De Dios at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
- Animal Feeding at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 3-3:30 p.m.
To find a park or activity, visit www.ebparks.org/parks.