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.

Please join us this Saturday, October 21, from 10am – Noon as we continue our focus on making Garber more fire safe and prepare for the rainy season.  We’ll be pulling and chopping fire prone invasive weeds, removing fallen debris from the trails as well as shoring up the trails.

Wear long sleeves and pants.  We provide gloves, tools, and water.  Please bring a water bottle for refills.  Directions:  Meet at the Claremont Ave. Entrance.  From the intersection of Tunnel Rd/Ashby and Claremont, go .4 miles up Claremont Ave. to the Garber Park sign and parking turn-out.  Maps and directions can also be found at

Our hearts go out to all impacted by the fires.  A Red Flag warning and poor air quality will cancel.  Contact Shelagh if you have any questions or concerns.

More information and maps can be found at or contact Shelagh

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!