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Fire Weather - Related Park and Trail Restrictions

 

Very High Fire Danger precautions are in effect
for Saturday, August 2, 2014, for the parks listed below.


Fire Level Very High

Precautions TODAY include:

- No smoking outside of enclosed vehicles, designated day-use picnic areas, campgrounds or developed recreational areas.

- No campfires outside of designated day-use picnic areas, campgrounds or developed recreational areas. Barbeques permitted only in designated day-use picnic areas, campgrounds or developed recreational areas. Gas-fueled stoves are permitted in all areas.
This includes the following parks:

Antioch/Oakley Shoreline
Bay Point
Big Break
Bishop Ranch
Black Diamond
Briones
Browns Island
Brushy Peak
Carquinez Strait
Castle Rock
Clayton Ranch
Contra Loma
Crockett Hills

   

Cull Canyon
Delta Landbank
Diablo Foothills
Las Trampas
Las Trampas Little Hills
Martinez Shoreline
Morgan Territory
Round Valley
Sycamore Valley
Tassajara Creek
Vasco Caves
Waterbird

  

  


  



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

~ SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED in ALL wildland areas.

Additional 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

No closures at this time.

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Big Break Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

On Monday, August 25 through Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Somersville Road, within Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, will be closed to all traffic for resurfacing. 

Beginning Thursday, May 15th, Somersville Road will be closed between James Donlon Boulevard and Creekside Drive (located 850’ south of Buchanan Road). The closure will last for approximately fifteen (15) weeks until September 1st for the initial work on the Somersville Road widening project. The park will remain open and accessible during road construction. A detour route is available, using Contra Loma Blvd. to James Donlon Blvd. Discovery Builders will be widening Somersville Road to a four-lane arterial street with bike lanes and a sidewalk on the west side from James Donlon Boulevard to the existing four-lane street section at the Contra Costa Water District Bridge. A full traffic signal will also be installed at James Donlon Boulevard. We appreciate your patience as this project is being constructed.

For any questions please contact:
Lynne Filson (Assistant City Engineer): (925) 779-7025
Lori Medeiros (Administrative Assistant): (925) 779-7050

Download:
 Flyer with Map Adobe Acrobat PDF

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

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 Monday, September 1 (Labor Day), , 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 summer. 

Existing reservations prior to Monday, September 1 (Labor Day), 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

No closures at this time. 

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

Beginning June 2, 2014 through October 1, 2014 (or until further notice) the Marsh Creek Trail will be closed, between Monet Dr. Oakley to the north bridge the east end of Big Break Trail due to Contra Costa Water District construction activities.  For information, call 925-688-8010 during normal business hours or 925-688-8374 after hours.

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

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

No closures at this time.

Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area

Shadow Cliffs water standards are now safe for contact and swim area is now open to the public as of Wed. July 30th. 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. More information...

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

A fuel reduction project is underway to improve public safety along Wildcat Canyon Road from Inspiration Point going south towards the Botanic Garden in Tilden Regional Park. The project will reduce hazardous wildland fuels and remove high risk trees. Please expect delays from Feb. 5 through the Fall of 2014. For more information, see Tree Work Will Improve Safety.

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 is closed to all body contact until further notice due to potential health risks associated with blue green algae. More information...

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Wildcat Marsh Trail

No closures at this time.