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Park Closures and Notices

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Park & Trail Closure Information - Listed by Facility

Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Alameda Creek Regional Trail 

Swimming is never allowed and water contact is currently not permitted at Shinn Pond. Now due to the presence of toxic algae in the lake and we recommended that you avoid all skin contact with lake water; supervise your children and pets, especially dogs, at all times to keep them away from the water. If your skin touches the water, rinse with tap water.

The Alameda County Water District (ACWD) has begun work along the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel that will have temporary impacts on recreation along the Alameda Creek Trail and at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area. See the ACWD website for project information and upcoming meetings in Fremont. 

Alamo Canal Trail 

No closures at this time.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Lake Loop Closure

Portions of the West Shore Trail, Bass Cove Trail and the area around Chabot Dam at Lake Chabot Regional Park will be closed seven days a week for 16 months, beginning May 16, while the East Bay Municipal Utility District completes seismic retrofit work on the 142-year-old dam. During this closure, the Lake Chabot Bicycle Loop and hiking loop will be closed across the dam. For more information, please go to http://www.ebmud.com/about-us/construction-my-neighborhood/chabot-dam-upgrade/

Big Break Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 

No closures at this time.

Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail

No closures at this time.

Briones Regional Park

As of March 10, 2016, a short section of the Pine Tree Trail adjacent to the Briones Park Service Yard is closed until further notice, due to storm damage.  The trail will reopen after sufficient repairs can be made. 

As of April 11, 2016, A short section of the Abrigo Valley Trail in Briones, approximately one half mile from the Bear Creek Staging Area, is closed until further notice due to storm damage. The trail will reopen after sufficient repairs can be made.

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Annual Closure Notice:

Starting February 1, through July 31, the “Castle Rock” area of Mount Diablo State Park will be closed to all visitors.  This area is accessed mostly by Stage Road Trail which is in Diablo Foothills Park and Castle Rock Recreation area of EBRPD.   Stage Road Trail will NOT be affected by this closure, but all areas east of the trail leading up to the rock formation areas will be off limits.  This closure is to help protect the American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum). This protected species is territorial and highly sensitive to disturbance during nesting season. The rocks – located in Pine Canyon – are closed to all access during these same months each year. 

Although the peregrine is no longer endangered, it is still a fully protected species in California, and disturbance of nesting peregrines is punishable by fines and even arrest.
Please abide by the posted regulations, stay out of the restricted areas and don’t disturb the nesting birds. Public cooperation will be key to the success of the program.

For further please contact the Park Supervisor Bridget Calvey at 510-544-3086.

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Contra Costa Canal Trail

No closures at this time.

Contra Loma Regional Park

Seasonal Closure (until further notice). The connector between Willow Trail and Crandall Creek to Alameda Creek Trail is closed. We asked that all vehicle drivers and bicyclists stay alert for wildlife while driving on the roads. Give them the time they need to cross the roadway.

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Nectar Garden Temporary Closure
From June 20th through approximately July 5th 2016, the Nectar Garden will be closed to the public while electrical work is being done. Sorry for the Closure and thank you for your cooperation.

Drought Recovery Project Phase I (4 Picnic Areas to be closed)
Starting June 20th 2016 the Coyote Hills Drought Recovery Project Phase I will begin. Four picnic areas in front of the Visitor Center will be closed until March. The current picnic tables and BBQ’s will be removed, the area will be mulched, fenced off, and allowed to rest. The existing landscaping will be replaced with a native sedge that will require less water and be better for the environment. When the picnic areas are reopened, in addition to the new grasses, there will be food prep tables, more picnic tables, and family BBQ’s.  

Crockett Hills Regional Park

As of May 13, the Gold Finch Trail and the Chorus Frog Connecter are closed to the public until further notice, to protect sensitive species during the nesting season.

Crown Memorial State Beach

There is no entry into the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary to facilitate ongoing restoration work, until further notce.

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Delta de Anza Regional Trail

As of January 22, the Delta de Anza Regional Trail is closed until further notice in Pittsburg, at Love Ridge Road to the west end of the school property at the bridge. The closure is due to construction in the area.

Del Valle Regional Park

Lake Del Valle contains algae but very low level toxins. Swimming is allowed, but keep dogs away from the water. The rest of the park will remain open. Download: Current Water Notice Flyer Acrobat PDF

Diablo Foothills Regional Park

As of June 13, through June 17, Stage Road Trail will be closed to all traffic for a tree removal project.

Annual Closure Notice:

Starting February 1, through July 31, the “Castle Rock” area of Mount Diablo State Park will be closed to all visitors.  This area is accessed mostly by Stage Road Trail which is in Diablo Foothills Park and Castle Rock Recreation area of EBRPD.   Stage Road Trail will NOT be affected by this closure, but all areas east of the trail leading up to the rock formation areas will be off limits.  This closure is to help protect the American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum). This protected species is territorial and highly sensitive to disturbance during nesting season. The rocks – located in Pine Canyon – are closed to all access during these same months each year. 

Although the peregrine is no longer endangered, it is still a fully protected species in California, and disturbance of nesting peregrines is punishable by fines and even arrest.
Please abide by the posted regulations, stay out of the restricted areas and don’t disturb the nesting birds. Public cooperation will be key to the success of the program.

For further please contact the Park Supervisor Bridget Calvey at 510-544-3086.

Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Garin/Dry Creek Regional Park

As of January 11, and until further notice, Dry Creek trial is closed to equestrians, due to heavy rains and the need to slow down the erosion of the single track trail. 

As of August 5, 2015 and until further notice, the southernmost bridge on the Dry Creek Trail, near the Meyers Ranch trail, is closed to public use due to growing safety concerns. There is a crossing to the east side of the bridge that is still available to cross the creek.

Hayward Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Iron Horse Regional Trail

Pavement maintenance and improvements between the Rudgear Staging Area in Alamo and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station will require temporary trail closures between June and August of 2016. Most closures are scheduled to take place between June 20 and July 28. The improvements include resurfacing, crack sealing, leveling, micro surfacing, slurry sealing, seal coating, and removal and replacement of damaged asphalt. For more information, see "major improvements."

Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time. 

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

 

As of January 21, and until further notice, a portion of the Lafayette-Moraga Trail is closed due to a mudslide.  The closure is between 1700 School St. and the Val Vista Staging Area in Moraga.

Lake Chabot Regional Park

Lake Loop Closure

Beginning May 16, portions of the West Shore Trail, Bass Cove Trail and the area around Chabot Dam at Lake Chabot Regional Park will be closed seven days a week for 16 months, while the East Bay Municipal Utility District completes seismic retrofit work on the 142-year-old dam. During this closure, the Lake Chabot Bicycle Loop and hiking loop will be closed across the dam. For more information, please go to http://www.ebmud.com/about-us/construction-my-neighborhood/chabot-dam-upgrade/.

Swimming & Water Coinditions

Although swimming and water contact is not permitted at Lake Chabot, due to the presence of Blue-green algae in the lake it is recommended that visitors avoid all skin contact with lake water; supervise your children and pets, especially dogs, at all times to keep them away from the water; and if your skin touches the water, rinse with tap water. Enjoy our lake and stay safe. Download: Information Flyer Adobe Acrobat PDF

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

The Bollinger Creek Loop Trail is closed south of the equestrian parking area at the end of Bollinger Canyon Road. This closure will last indefinitely.

Marsh Creek Regional Trail

No closures at this time.

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park

The boat launch at the south Doolittle Dr. parking area in Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline is closed until further notice and is replaced and made safe for public use. The left side (north side) will be replaced with an aluminum dock and the right side (south side) will be closed until the pilings are replaced.  

Martinez Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

Beginning mid-August 2015 through 2016, many areas of the park will be either closed or access will be limited by the "Miller Knox Park Renovation Project" Acrobat PDF. The south parking lot will be closed on weekdays, for the duration of the project.  Water service will be disrupted and drinking fountains may be shut off.  For construction project questions, please contact Ren Bates, Project Manager at RBates@ebparks.org. For questions about the Miller/Knox Land Use Plan Amendment, please contact Michelle Julene, Senior Planner at MJulene@ebparks.org
Download: Public Access Improvements &  Land Use Plan Amendment Update Flyer Acrobat PDF

Mission Peak Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Old Moraga Ranch Trail

As of March 1 and until further notice, a one mile section of the Old Moraga Ranch Trail is closed due to a landslide. The closure is located between Camino Pablo in Moraga and the East Bay Municipal Utility District watershed area.

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline

Beginning March 30, 2015, trucks will be delivering soil to Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline weekdays. The project, which is expected to continue through 2017, is part of the Park District’s ongoing efforts to build up the topography of the park to meet the standards of the District’s Oyster Bay Land Use Plan adopted in 2013. Please observe signs about areas that might be closed to the public during this process. Thank you!

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Redwood Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area

The water level is still below normal, so launch at your own risk. If your vessel is light enough to be carried safely, launching from the shoreline is permitted. The boat rentals and food concession will be opening soon. Please contact the Park for more information. Shadow Cliffs water standards are safe for contact and the swim areas are open to the public. However, because of fluctuating conditions and the public’s safety, the swim area may be closed as needed.

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Skyline National Trail

No closures at this time.

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Adjacent to the park, the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project construction will continue until the end of 2018 for the replacement dam. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will be building the new dam at Calaveras Reservoir.Sunol Regional Wilderness is expected to remain open for day use during this time. Sunol Backpack Camp will also remain open. There is currently no overnight camping at Sunol's Family Camp School Camp, or High Valley Group Camp. All other campsites and the reservable picnic sites will remain open at this time.

For more information contact the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission at (866) 973-1476 (a 24 hour answer line).

Fish Passage Facilities within the Alameda Creek Watershed: This project is a sub-project of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. The project will entail improvements of the facilities, and construction of a fish ladder to facilitate fish passage around the existing Alameda Creek Diversion Dam. Construction begins March 2016 and completion is expected in 2018. East Bay Regional Park District patrons should anticipate seeing increased construction traffic from the Geary Road entrance of the Sunol Regional Wilderness Park and along Camp Ohlone Road during construction. Please pay attention to park signage, construction activity may warrant temporary closures to Camp Ohlone Road and access to Little Yosemite on weekdays.  


The Lower Maguire Peaks Trail is closed. Equestrians can access the Maguire Peaks Loop via both the Maguire Peaks Trail and the Upper Maguire Peaks Trail, both accessible from Welch Creek Road.

Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve

No closures at this time.

Tassajara Creek / Ridge Trail

No closures at this time.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

The Temescal swim beach will be closed and the lake will be closed to fishing from June 6 through June 9, 2016. The closure is related to an effort to control blue-green algae in the water.

As of Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the unreservable picnic site adjacent the wooden fishing dock on the East Shore Trail will be closed for construction until further notice. Pedestrians and bikers will continue to have access to the East Shore Trail during this time.

Tilden Nature Area

Beginning May 17, and continuing through 2016, portions of Nimitz Way and Wildcat Peak Trail will be closed Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm due to a wildland hazardous fuel reduction project. Nimitz Way will be closed between Laurel Canyon Road and Conlon Trail. Wildcat Peak Trail will be closed from Laurel Canyon Road to the Rotary Peace Grove.

Tilden Regional Park

Beginning May 17, 2016, and continuing through 2016, portions of Nimitz Way and Wildcat Peak Trail will be closed Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm due to a wildland hazardous fuel reduction project. Nimitz Way will be closed between Laurel Canyon Road and Conlon Trail. Wildcat Peak Trail will be closed from Laurel Canyon Road to the Rotary Peace Grove. 

The Selby Trail is closed at the connector trail to the Merry-Go-Round until further notice.

Vasco Caves Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Beginning May 17, 2016, and continuing through 2016, portions of Nimitz Way and Wildcat Peak Trail will be closed Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm due to a wildland hazardous fuel reduction project. Nimitz Way will be closed between Laurel Canyon Road and Conlon Trail during the entire project. Wildcat Peak Trail will be closed from Laurel Canyon Road to the Rotary Peace Grove. 

The Rifle Range Road Trail is closed due to a major landslide. Alternate entry points into the park are through the Alvarado Staging Area off Park Ave. in Richmond, from Bonita Road, Monte Cresta Ave., or Clark Road in El Sobrante, through Tilden Nature Area, or via the Nimitz Way from Inspiration Point on Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Regional Park.

Wildcat Marsh Trail

No closures at this time.