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.

Monday, April 30, 2018


Thanks to this crew, led by Bob Strayer, we
now have a bench with a view!  
And Thanks to Bob's leadership we also have
a new bridge on the Lower Loop Trail.

Walking Garber’s trails just became easier – and safer – thanks to the wonderful turn-out and hard work of our volunteers for our first ever Earth Week of activities. Our focus was on improving the  trails – from removing the spring weed growth to shoring up the trails.  For 5 consecutive days, 41 volunteers contributed 123 hours clearing the trails of overgrown weeds, raking the trails of debris, re-building a bridge, installing ersosion control measures along the creek, shoring up the trails from winter damage, and placing a new bench at a special spot near the Rispin Junction with a view across the Bay.

Thanks, everyone, for a fun and successful week of trail restoration.  We couldn’t do it without you! Spring is beautiful in Garber.  Do come and enjoy this gem of a Wildland Park at the Gateway to Claremont Canyon, and if you see a volunteer say “Thanks.”  Better yet, join us on our next volunteer workday: Saturday, May 19, 9AM-Noon.  We will focus on eradicating the invasive weeds from our restoration sites. With your help we can push back the invasive weeds and keep Garber fire safe and a community gem of a park!   
Along switchbacks at Claremont Ave Entrance
Along the Claremont Ave Trail
At the Claremont Ave Entrance

 Clearing the trail at Evergreen Lane Entrance