Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 16, 2021

EBRPD & Outdoor waive entry fees for Juneteen 6/19 21

from East Bay Regional Parks
EBRPD is partnering with Outdoor Afro to commemorate Juneteenth by waiving park entry fees and other fees* on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Juneteenth is an annual recognition of the 250,000 enslaved Black Americans in Texas who were notified of their freedom on June 19,1865 – 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. Outdoor Afro encourages people nationwide to reflect on what freedom means here in America by spending 2.5 hours in nature – in a nearby park, forest, or beach – to recognize the 2.5 years of freedom that was denied to so many. Join the 50,000 people they hope to get out into nature nationwide!

*Fees waived for Juneteenth include park entrance, parking, parking, dogs, horses, boat launching, and fishing. The Juneteenth fee waiver does not apply to swimming, camping, and reservable picnic facilities (due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions), District concessions, and state fees. Concessions include the Tilden Merry-Go-Round and Redwood Valley Railway steam train, among others. State fees that are not waived include fishing licenses and watercraft inspections for invasive mussels.

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