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, August 18, from 10am – Noon for our August workday. Let’s continue WEEDING FOR FIRE SAFETY.  We'll focus on the  Evergreen Lane Hillside - where we now have several access points on the steep slope for easier footing and pulling/chopping of the invasive weeds. For those who prefer flat there's work along the trails or in lovely Fern Glade.  It's important that we keep the trails open and accessible so they can be used as emergency evacuation route if needed.  We provide water, snacks, gloves, and tools.    

Wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes with good tread.  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!