All active and former military members can park free and get free entrance at East Bay parks, officials with East Bay parks confirmed.
The officials with the park said their decision to offer free parking and entrance for all current and former military members for the Veterans Day is in an effort to honor them and what they are doing for our country.
The free access and parking at the regional parks also include Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, East Bay Regional Park District confirmed.
However, dog fees, boat launch or inspection fees, fishing permits, or concessions, such as merry-go-round, train, etc. will remain in place as usual.
The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park system in the nation, comprising 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and environmental education.
According to the latest data provided by the East Bay Regional Park District, there are roughly 25 million people visiting Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area annually.