Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Volunteer Opportunities



Join the Garber Park Stewards for the3rd Saturday of the month Habitat Restoration Volunteer Workday.   Meet at the Claremont Ave. Entrance at 10AM. We work till Noon.  We pull non-native invasive weeds, maintain the Loop Trail and newly restored Claremont Ave Path, and plant natives.  Everyone welcome.


BOTANY HIKE THROUH GARBER PARK, Saturday, May 20, 10AM-1:00PM.  Join the Garber Park Stewards and Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute on a fun and informative botanical hike through Garber Park, a 13-acre City of Oakland Wildland Park in Claremont Canyon.  We will talk about many of the diverse native plants and plant communities found in Garber, including oak woodlands, wetland seeps, and other forest types with a focus on recognizing key characteristics of plants to allow for accurate identifications. We will highlight the ongoing restoration efforts in Garber, identify the invasive weeds, and discuss Sudden Oak Death, which was identified in Garber several years ago.  Spring is the best time to pull those invasive weeds – we welcome our weed pullers as well!

Wear long sleeves, long pants, and shoes with good tread, and bring a water bottle.  We provide snacks and water for refills; and gloves and tools but feel free to bring your own. 

To RSVP (space is limited) or for more information contact Shelagh

Directions to the Claremont Ave Entrance:  Many of you have been to Garber before and have your own favorite way of getting here, but for those who aren't familiar with the park a map and directions - public transportation and car) - can be found on our website  Click on Directions in the Menu Bar at the top.
Everyone welcome.  

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a WAIVER signed by their parent or a responsible adult.  

We hope to see you there!