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    A History of the East Bay Regional Parks: Democracy in Action

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    Date(s) - 03/16/2023
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm


    Beverly Lane, retired longtime EBRPD Director, will present a lively virtual program on the East Bay’s huge Regional Park system on March 16. at 11:30. The Regional Parks grew to cover 125,000 acres because leaders saw the need for open space parks and people regularly voted to support these parks – but never without controversy.

    She will tell several stories about the Park District’s 90-year history. The 1930’s debate surrounding the District’s creation featuring two giants of the twentieth century Governor George Pardee and Major Charles Lee Tilden. Contra Costa voters decision in 1964 to join EBRPD doubling the districts size. Last but certainly not least how the Iron Horse Trail came about in the 1980’s a combination of citizens demands, Park District master planning and elected officials saying “yes”.

    The Park District’s creation and expansion is an example of democracy in action, extraordinary give and take among public officials, the California legislature, environmentalists, hikers and developers.

    To attend this free online presentation, visit our website at museumsrv.org and go to the Events section.

    The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Ave Danville CA 94526. The museum is open Tuesday- Friday 1-4 Saturday 10 to 1 and Sunday 12 to 3

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