a) Parks that are CLOSED (in red) with no walk-in access.
b) Parks that remain OPEN with some parking lots closed, or walk in access only.
c) Parks not listed below are OPEN with parking lots available for use.
Please note that AT ALL PARKS - visitor centers, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, swim facilities, boat ramps, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities are CLOSED during COVID-19.
Ardenwood Historic Farm is CLOSED
Bay Point Regional Shoreline is CLOSED (Due to construction)
Black Diamond Mines
Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area is CLOSED
Dublin Hills is CLOSED (Due to coyote attack)
Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
Little Hills Picnic Ranch is CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
Point Isabel is CLOSED
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
Sunol Regional Wilderness Preserve is CLOSED
Tidewater (See MLK Shoreline)
Tilden Regional Park
Tilden Botanic Garden
Tilden Nature Area
COVID-19 Park Closures and Parking Restrictions in Effect to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety
The COVID-19 health emergency remains a serious and rapidly evolving situation. The East Bay Regional Park District has announced some park area closures for public safety - to limit overcrowding and to stem the spread of COVID-19. This past weekend, the Park District saw more people in parks than on a busy holiday.
“We are all in this together,” said Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “We want to help everyone during this health crisis by keeping parks open. However, the safety of the public and our employees is our top priority.”
Park visitation and park use is being monitored closely, with additional closures possible. Currently, state and county health departments have asked East Bay Regional Parks to remain accessible for outdoor activity, as much as possible.
Here is a current list of parks with information on developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points that remain open or are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. Closure includes all visitor centers, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, swim facilities, boat ramps, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities.
Help us keep parks open by observing the shelter-in-place order, park safety rules and guidelines. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during COVID-19.
You can help us keep the regional parks open by cooperating with the statewide shelter-in-place order and park rules. Please do the following to protect yourselves, park visitors, and park staff during COVID-19:
Before heading out to the parks
At the parks:
How do I social distance on narrow trails?
On narrow trails, visitors should work together to maintain proper social distancing by stepping aside, with 6 feet of space, to let each other pass. This includes runners and bikers as well.
How do I social distance at staging area and parking lots?
We understand parking lots and staging areas may get busy. However, visitors must take turns getting out of cars, if necessary, to maintain proper social distancing. This includes possibly waiting and stepping aside when entering trails and park areas through entry points.
What do I do if I have to go to the bathroom?
Visitors should use the bathroom at home before they visit a park. Bathrooms are closed to help stop the spread of the virus.
Should dogs be on leash?
Yes, out of an abundance of caution and to help maintain social distancing among humans during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Park District is asking dogs to be on-leash in all park areas.