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Park District Advisory: Residents Should Avoid or Severely Limit Outdoor Activity

On Wednesday, October 11 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Health Advisory and Spare the Air Alert for the Bay Area related to smoke from wildfires in the North Bay. The Health Advisory and Spare the Air Alert has been extended through the weekend.

According to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District “Very unhealthy air quality from the wildfires in the North Bay is causing unprecedented levels of air pollution throughout the Bay Area.”

The East Bay Regional Park District is recommending residents avoid or severely limit outdoor activity this weekend. Refunds are being offered for all scheduled events and gatherings.

Regional parks will remain open this weekend. Air quality will be monitored closely.

Information about park operations and closures can be found at www.ebparks.org.

The Bay Area Air Quality District’s Health Advisory can be found at www.baaqmd.gov.

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Contact:
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217
dmason@ebparks.org