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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

The Anthony Chabot campground will be closed from 2pm Sunday, March 1, through Friday, March 6. The campground will be open Saturday, March 7, at 2pm (check in) to Sunday, March 8, at noon (check out). The campground will close again the week of March 9-13. The campground will reopen March 13 at the 2pm check in time.

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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

Herbicide spraying at Briones
Crews will be spraying an herbicide March 3 – 4 at portions of Briones Regional Park to help control yellow star thistle, an invasive weed that depletes soil moisture, crowds out native species, and is poisonous to horses.  Public notices and maps have been posted at the eight main staging areas as well as ten of the neighborhood access points around the park perimeter. On the days of the spraying, park staff will be posted at key locations to ensure that members of the public do not enter the treatment areas.

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

No closures at this time.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

Starting February 1, through July 31, 2015, 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 and Castle Rock Recreation area of EBRPD. Stage Road Trail will NOT be affected by this closure, but all areas east of the trail will, including all rock formation areas. 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

The Contra Costa Water District is lowering the Contra Loma reservoir seven feet, beginning in March, in order for work crews to re-surface the swim lagoon as part of regular maintenance. As a result of the lower water level, we’ve temporarily closed the fishing dock near the West Shore Trail. We anticipate the re-surfacing project will be complete by the opening of swim season, April 25.

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.

Diablo Foothills Regional Park 

Starting February 1, through July 31, 2015, 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 and Castle Rock Recreation area of EBRPD. Stage Road Trail will NOT be affected by this closure, but all areas east of the trail will, including all rock formation areas. 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.

Del Valle Regional Park

Due to unsafe trail conditions, the East Shore Trail, also known as the Dog Run Trail right next to the Boat Launch, will be closed until further notice starting Monday, December 8, 2014. A broken water line caused some collapsing along the trail and there is the possibility of more collapses. 

Reservations for activities at Del Valle Regional Park are open. Due to water use restrictions, the campground will only be opening half of the sites usually available at this time of year. For more information on which sites are available, please visit ReserveAmerica.com or call the Reservations Department at 888-327-2757, option 2.  

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. 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 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 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. One piling on the dock has deteriorated and is now hollow subsequently  causing the closure because of structural damage. 

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 2104 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.

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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 boat rental facility, food concessions, and boat launch at Shadow Cliffs is CLOSED . The closure is due to very low water levels. The facilities will remain closed until further notice. 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

The Shady Slope Trail is closed to allow construction of a bridge. The trail will reopen in the summer of 2015.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

No closures at this time.

Tilden Nature Area

No closures at this time.

Tilden Regional Park

South Park Drive will be closed to automobiles from Friday, October 31, 2014, to Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to protect newts during their migrating and breeding season. Bicycles are allowed but please proceed slowly to avoid newts crossing the road. Dogs can be off leash during the migrating season but owners must carry a leash and be in control of their pets at all times.

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.

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

No closures at this time.

Wildcat Marsh Trail

No closures at this time.