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COVID-19 Park Updates & Closures

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PARKS CLOSED AND PARKS STILL OPEN

List contains:
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.

Before you go to the parks, please review Park Safety Rules & Guidelines and see map.


Anthony Chabot

  • Marciel Gate CLOSED
  • Chabot Equestrian Center Parking Lot (boarders allowed to care for horses) CLOSED
  • Skyline Stables (boarders allowed to care for horses) CLOSED

Ardenwood Historic Farm is CLOSED 

Bay Point Regional Shoreline is CLOSED (Due to construction)

Big Break

  • Visitor Center CLOSED

Black Diamond Mines

  • Parking at Sidney Flat OPEN
  • Upper Parking Lot CLOSED 
  • Mine, Greathouse Visitor Center & Sidney Flats Visitor Center CLOSED

Briones

  • Bear Creek Staging Area CLOSED

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area is CLOSED

Contra Loma

  • Main Entrance CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Coyote Hills

  • Main Parking Lots CLOSED
  • Visitor Center CLOSED

Crown Beach

  • Crab Cove Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Otis Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Del Valle

  • Main Area/Entrance CLOSED from Mendenhall Road
  • Arroyo staging area OPEN (please turn around at Badger Cove area)

Diablo Foothills

  • Limited Parking for Trail Access

Dublin Hills is CLOSED (Due to coyote attack)

Garin/Dry Creek

  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Meyer's Garden CLOSED

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

  • Old Moraga Ranch Trail is CLOSED (due to landslide)

Lake Chabot

  • Boat Ramp CLOSED (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection)

Lake Temescal

  • South Parking Lot CLOSED

Leona Canyon

  • Main Staging Area CLOSED

Little Hills Picnic Ranch is CLOSED

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline

  • Shoreline Center / Doolittle Staging Area CLOSED
  • Tidewater Staging Area CLOSED
  • Tidewater Outdoor Recreation Office CLOSED
  • Tidewater Oakland Strokes Operations CLOSED

Piedmont Stables 

  • Boarders allowed to care for horses

Point Isabel is CLOSED

Quarry Lakes

  • Boat Ramp CLOSED (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection)

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

  • Main Entrance at Redwood Road Gate CLOSED

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

  • Swimming Facility & Playground CLOSED
  • Main Entrance / Parking Area CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Shadow Cliffs

  • Main Entrance at Stanley Blvd. CLOSED
  • Walk-In Access Only

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve 

  • Old Tunnel Road Staging Area/Entrance CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Sunol Regional Wilderness Preserve is CLOSED

Tidewater (See MLK Shoreline)

  • All Areas CLOSED

Tilden Regional Park

  • All Picnic Areas Along Lake Anza and Brook roads CLOSED
  • Fern Picnic Area Parking CLOSED
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot, Playground, and Picnic Area CLOSED
  • Lone Oak Parking Area CLOSED
  • Lakeview Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Mineral Springs Parking Lot CLOSED - No Trails
  • Lake Anza Road and Parking Area CLOSED
  • Tilden Golf Course CLOSED
  • Golf Course Gated Lot CLOSED (Bottom Half)
  • Steam Trains/Golden Gate Live Steamers CLOSED
  • Merry-Go-Round CLOSED
  • Native Here Nursery CLOSED
  • South Park Drive CLOSED (Continued newt closure after April 1)

Tilden Botanic Garden

  • Botanic Garden Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Garden CLOSED

Tilden Nature Area

  • Tilden Nature Area CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Tilden Little Farm CLOSED
  • Environmental Education Center CLOSED
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot CLOSED

Wildcat Canyon

  • Walk-In Entrance Trail into the Alvarado Picnic Area CLOSED

GM MESSAGE ON COVID-19 & REGIONAL PARKS

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.


SAFETY RULES & GUIDELINES IN PARKS
For your safety and ours 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

  • Please observe the statewide shelter-in-place order. Stay close to your home and only visit parks near you. Check the list of regional park closures and parking restrictions. See map.
  • Download a park map before leaving home. Or, at the park, take a photo of the map posted on the Information Board before you hike.
  • Plan ahead. All visitor centers, restrooms, and drinking fountains are closed to stem the spread of COVID-19. Use restrooms at home. Bring water and hand sanitizers.
  • Bring dog leash (6-foot max) and dog poop bags.
  • Plan to do walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing. No picnicking.
  • Plan to walk with only immediate households. No gatherings or meetup groups.

At the parks:

  • Park safely and correctly. Do not block driveways, roads, or emergency access. Parking restrictions will be enforced. If parking is at capacity, consider visiting another park.
  • If you are arriving on foot, and a park or trail is overcrowded, come back at another time when the park or trail is less crowded.
  • Keep a 6-foot distance from other people. Walk solo or with only immediate household members. No groups, gatherings, or meetups.
  • No picnicking. Fish only from shore and piers. No boat launching due to quagga inspection stations closed.
  • Be aware of high-touch points such as parking payment machines, trail access gates, benches, etc. Use gloves or hand sanitizer.
  • Keep dogs on leash at all times.
  • There is no trash collection during COVID-19. Carry out all trash and all bags of dog poop. Do not leave trash and dog poop bags on trails. Please keep parks and trails clean and safe for everyone and wildlife.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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