We are hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, dog owners, cross country runners, historians, writers, and neighbors — dedicated to maintaining, preserving and enhancing the rich natural legacy of this area for all residents and visitors of Oakland to enjoy, following in the footsteps of the Lisjan Ohlone people and the late 19th Century poet and environmentalist Joaquin Miller, who lived on and loved this place in times past.
Join the Friends today!
By joining Friends of Joaquin Miller Park (FOJMP), your donation is put directly into programs that improve 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park for all its many users. Recent accomplishments include adding the off-leash dog area, rerouting eroding trails, creating a new trail map, and installing interpretive signs and directional trail markers.
FOJMP has a number of programs that might be of interest to you:
• Restore the Woodminster Cascade
• Replanting work at the Fern Ravine wetlands and nearby redwoods
• Renovation of park bathrooms
• Rebuild trails for safety and usability
• Refresh the Tot Lot and improve its safety
• Reduce fire hazards in the park
• Remove trash and weeds
Come work with us on these and other projects to make the park more visitor-friendly and help improve trail safety. Check our calendar for monthly workdays.,
Once again, welcome, and we’ll see you on the trail, at the dog run, in the theater, or volunteering on a restoration project!