Drinking Fountain Replaced

A successful collaboration between volunteers and city staff

The leaky drinking fountain that was capped off and removed from the top of Big Trees Trail in Joaquin Miller Park has been replaced! What started out as a Public Works service request by the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park is now a newly installed, ADA-compliant drinking fountain at Redwood Glen, a much used area of the park.

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We’ll feature another successful collaboration in the film. Stay tuned!

Now Offering Private Hiking Tours!

hikingtourIn my continued effort to promote the trail system that connects Dimond Park to the Bay Area Ridge Trail, I am now offering private hiking tours for routes that include Dimond Canyon Park and/or Joaquin Miller Park. To learn how to set one up for you and your group, please visit the “Hiking Tours” page.

This is a great opportunity to learn new trails, and also to introduce the trail system to your friends, family, and co-workers.

See you on the trails!
– Stan Dodson
Trails Volunteer

Pre-Production has Begun!

Dear community,

I am excited to announce that I have signed the contract with the filmmaking team!

I’m proud of the diverse list of supporters for this project, including non-profit organizations, businesses, city staff, elected officials, and individual donors – from all over Oakland – proving this campaign to be an incredible community building project for The Town.

Our fundraising work is not done, however. While we’re approaching our minimum goal to make the film, more funds will be needed to promote and distribute the finished film in July. Your on-going support will help us reach a wider audience. Click here for a description of “donor benefit packages”.

With pre-production underway, it’s time now to make a beautiful and educational film about the trail system, the volunteers taking care of it, and the neighborhoods connected to it. Thank you again for your valued support!

– Stan Dodson
Executive Producer

Donations are tax deductible, processed through our fiscal sponsor Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in Oakland, CA. Tax ID# 94-2751052