Arroyo Viejo Creek Clean Up

Every Third Saturday of the Month

Arroyo Viejo Creek

All Ages

9:00am - 12:00pm

This program is temporarily on hold - stay tuned for updates!

About the Project

A clean and beautiful  stretch of the Arroyo Viejo Creek runs through the Oakland Zoo grounds, secretly flowing under the entrance road to the Park.            

The Arroyo Viejo Creek  Restoration Project began with a mission to repair damaged and neglected stream areas by preventing bank erosion, increasing stability, and improving  habitat for creek wildlife.

As a volunteer, YOU can work on a variety of outdoor tasks that may include: picking up garbage, pulling invasive species, spreading mulch, moving materials, cleaning signage or planting native plants.


Volunteers meet at 9:00am right near the Parking Ticket booth upon entry (at 9777 Golf Links Rd),  next to the Arroyo Viejo Creek Habitat Restoration sign.

Volunteer, then Explore the Zoo

After your volunteer assignment is completed, you will receive free admission to explore the Zoo for the remainder of the day!

All ages are welcome. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minors 16-18 may volunteer as an individual, but must have a parent or guardian’s signature to participate.

Contact for questions.

Parking, map, and check-in details here.