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Park Closures and Notices

Fire Weather - Related Park and Trail Restrictions


The following restrictions remain in place for the remainder of the 2014 fire season:

~ SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED in ALL wildland areas.

Fire Safety Tips:

- Properly extinguish campfires.
- Abide by all posted or announced fire safety rules.
- Don’t drive your vehicle into dry grass.
- If you see smoke in open parklands, call 9-1-1.

Weather Information

- National Weather Service: San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey weather page.
- National Weather Service: Bay Area Red Flag Warnings page.
- National Weather Service: Greater Bay Area Fire Weather Zones (Interactive Map)
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection: CAL FIRE (State-wide fire information)
- CAL FIRE: California Fire Map (Google Maps)

Storm-Related Information

A general advisory will be issued after 0.2" or more of rain to alert the public of potential bay water contamination due to urban runoff. At such times, the East Bay Regional Park District advises beach users to avoid contact with bay waters for a period of three days or 72 hours after rainfall ends.

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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

Beginning August 12, through August 26, 2014, annual multi-use trail work will begin on the Brandon Trail. Please use caution, slow down and look for work crews along the way.

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Big Break Regional Shoreline

The Big Break Road in Oakley, will be temporary closed starting Monday September 29, 2014 to Friday October 3, 2014. The Railroad will be working on the tracks that cross at Big Break Rd. There is a detour route: Left on to Vintage Parkway from Main Street to Big Break Rd. and turn right on to Big Break Shoreline and then on to the Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Briones Regional Park

All day Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August 28, the entrance road to the Alhambra Creek staging area will be closed while paving work is performed in the area. 

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

The road from the Bull Valley Staging Area to the Eckley Pier will be closed for paving from August 18 through August 22 with no vehicle access.  Bull Valley Staging Area will remain open with pedestrian access to the Eckley Pier and Carquinez trails.

The interior of Carquinez Scenic Drive/Bay Trail is closed for construction.  It is scheduled to be reopened to pedestrians and bicyclists Fall 2014.

On August 7, 2013 construction crews placed fencing at both ends of a 1.7-mile project along Carquinez Scenic Drive to construct the Martinez Intermodal to Crockett segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail. The trail segment will be closed for approximately two years for public safety. Download: Information Flyer Adobe Acrobat PDF 

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

No closures at t his time.

Contra Costa Canal Trail

No closures at t his time.

Contra Loma Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Coyote Hills Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Crown Memorial State Beach

No closures at this time.

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

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Delta de Anza Regional Trail 

No closures at this time.

Del Valle Regional Park

Drought conditions affect Del Valle park usage: East Bay Regional Park District will not be accepting reservations beyond Sunday, October 5, for Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. This includes camping, picnicking, swimming, or special events. Regrettably, this action is in response to the severe drought conditions affecting California and its impact on many Bay Area reservoir levels, including Del Valle. Anticipated low lake levels will impact the Park’s ability to maintain basic sanitary services for restrooms and drinking water. Drought conditions will also impact adequate fire protection resources and access to recreational uses at the lake. 

Park Visitors should be aware that even though the park is open, drought conditions are in effect: lawns will be brown and lake levels may be too low for swimming, boating or fishing in some areas by the middle of the September. 

Existing reservations prior to Sunday, October 5, will be honored but are contingent upon adequate lake levels and water supplies. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back for regular drought and lake level updates for all regional parks.

Garin/Dry Creek Regional Park

No closures at this time.

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

 No closures at this time.

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.

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 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

No closures at this time.  

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Mission Peak Regional Preserve

No closures at this time.

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline

 No closures at this time.

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

The one-half mile section of the Ridgeline Trail extending from the Augustin Bernal Community Park boundary to the Sinbad Creek Trail will be closed from July 2014 to June 2015 to complete a pilot, multi-use, road-to-trail conversion project. For more information, refer to: Project Information Flyer Adobe Acrobat PDF 

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

In September and October 2014, the Alameda County Water District will undertake a levee breach repair between Stevenson Pond and Logo Los Osos. This repair work will result in the closure of the Western Pacific Trail from Old Creek Trail south to Niles Gate, the park boundary and Alameda Creek Trail. The trail closure will be mostly weekdays during business hours. The trail will be open after 5 p.m. on weekdays and open on weekends. See Stevenson Pond-Lago Los Osos Diversion Repair for more information.

The accessible fishing pier at Quarry Lakes in Fremont remains closed even though the construction project by Alameda County Water District (ACWD) is completed. That project was to improve fish passage for threatened steelhead trout. The accessible fishing pier will be reopened for public use when the water level returns to a level that supports its use to ADA standards. For information about the project, visit www.acwd.org or call (510) 668-4410.

Redwood Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

September 15 through September 19, Roberts parking lot will be closed to the general public for parking lot resurfacing and stripping. Limited parking will be available on Skyline Blvd. Accommodations will be made for cars associated with evening swim lessons.

Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area

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. In addition, boat rentals and boat launch may not be available due to low water levels.

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.

Calaveras Dam  Replacement (SFPUC website)

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.

Tilden Nature Area

The construction work in Tilden Nature Area and northern Tilden Regional Park has been completed. All trails and facilities are open.

Tilden Regional Park

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

The construction work in Tilden Nature Area and northern Tilden Regional Park has been completed. All trails and facilities are open.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

Lake Temescal swim area has reopened [09/02/2014].

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

The Conlon Trail will be closed at its intersection with Havey Canyon and Wildcat Canyon trails to accommodate grading to control stormwater runoff. Access to Conlon Trail from Wildcat Canyon Trail has been relocated to about .16 miles farther south at Conlon's intersection with Wildcat Canyon Trail.

Wildcat Marsh Trail

No closures at this time.