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 Saturday, December 16, from 10am – Noon for our last workday of 2017 as we continue our invasive weed pull in our long term effort to restore and maintain native plant communities in this beautiful oak woodland park at the base of Claremont Canyon.  This month we'll be focussing on the Harwood Creek Area (Bob's Place) where invasive weeds are threatening to take over.  We will look for possible planting sites - and do some planting if the ground is wet enough.  And, of course, if you have your favorite place to work, or wish to do some trail maintenance and clearing we welcome your help!

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

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!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 10AM-1:00PM
RSVP:  Shelagh: (space is limited due to narrow trails).

A workshop presented by Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute.

The Garber Park Stewards and Claremont Canyon Conservancy are pleased to announce the first workshop in Garber Park for 2018.  In this workshop you will learn to identify the the mouthwatering edible mushrooms that Garber is well known for, but also the dangerous, poisonous ones.  This is an important workshop for anyone with dogs - we have had several dogs die over the past 10 years from eating poisonous mushrooms.  

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