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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 

No closures at this time.

Alamo Canal Trail 

No closures at this time.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Runoff from the recent rains may close the following trail sections: Bass Cove Trail to Columbine/Honker Bay trail and Bass Cove Trail to Columbine Trail to Two Rocks Trail may be not passable due to flooding at the lower Columbine/Cascade junction. Columbine Trail to Cascade Trail is open but may flood during rains. Barricades are on the trails with seasonal closure information. The best lake-hiking loop is to remain on Bass Cove Trail to Goldenrod Trail to Jackson Grade Trail and to stay on Brandon Trail back to Lake Chabot.

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

No closures at this time.

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Annual Closure Notice:

Starting February 1st – July 31st 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

No closures at this time.

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, 2016, 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 toxic algae and is closed to swimming. Avoid any contact with the water and keep dogs away from the lake. The rest of the park will remain open. Download: Current Water Notice Flyer Acrobat PDF

Diablo Foothills Regional Park 

Annual Closure Notice:

Starting February 1st – July 31st 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, 2016, 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

No closures at this time.

Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time. 

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

 As of January 21, 2016, and until further notice, a portion of the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail is closed due to a mudslide.  The closure is between Westchester Street and Canyon Road in Moraga.

Lake Chabot Regional Park

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

As of March 23, 2015 and until further notice, the grey whale sculpture for the playground near the Tern picnic area at Arrowhead Marsh is closed due for restoration work. The playground area will also remain closed until the sculpture is restored.

As of November 25, 2014, the right side boat launch dock (south side) at the south Doolittle Dr. parking area in Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline is closed until it is repaired and made safe for public use. 

As of Monday, September 2, 2013, the boardwalk at Arrowhead Marsh is closed due to structural damage. The boardwalk will remain closed until further notice and will reopen as soon as it is made accessible and safe for public use.

Martinez Regional Shoreline

As of February 8, 2016 and until further notice, the North and South portion of Kestrel Loop is cordoned (closed) off to the public to protect sensitive species during the nesting season.

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

Beginning mid-August 2015 until early 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

Beginning November 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016, the Morgan Territory backpack camp will be closed due to limited winter accessibility. After March 1, 2016, the camp closure may remain in effect until access roads dry.

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline

Trucks will be delivering soil to Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline weekdays beginning March 30, 2015. 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

As of January 26, 2016, and until further notice, the Wood Duck Trail is closed due to flooding. 

The swim area will be closed until further notice, due to a bloom of toxic blue-green algae.

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

Park use during Calaveras Reservoir improvements: Beginning September 2011 and continuing until 2017, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will be improving its facilities 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.

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.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

As of Tuesday, December 1, 2015 the un-reservable 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

No closures at this time.

Tilden Regional Park

Wildcat Canyon Road Detour: Through Spring 2016, Wildcat Canyon Road is closed between the Brazilian Room and Central Park Drive. Follow detour signs. The City of Berkeley is working to repair a slide area and construct storm drainage improvements along the edge of the park. All park facilities and trails will remain open.

AC Transit line 67 will continue to serve all Tilden Park bus stops through the duration of the road detour.

South Park Drive is CLOSED to all automobile traffic from November 1 through April 1 to protect migrating and breeding newts. Bicycles are allowed, although bicyclists are asked to proceed slowly and avoid newts that are crossing the road. Dogs may be off-leash on South Park Drive during the November 1 through April 1 closure, but they must be under voice control and owners must carry a leash.

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

No closures at this time.

Wildcat Marsh Trail

No closures at this time.