The East Bay Parks Project
current number of Parks visited: 20
In 2022, I began a project to hike and photograph all 73 parks in the East Bay Regional Park District system. Over the years, I've fallen into a habit of returning to the same handful of parks over and over again. And while I love my regular spots, this project is about exploring further to appreciate more. I'm hopeful that the images I post will inspire others to take advantage of the beautiful public spaces in their own backyards.
Of course, these lands have history and it's important to honor the legacy of the people who lived in this area before the parks existed. A couple of starting points -- There's an informative brochure with maps available from the East Bay Regional Park District documenting Native people's history of what we now call the East Bay. Also, Native Land Digital offers a searchable, interactive map to discover the indigenous communities of North America and beyond.
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Click on a park to see all the images.