Park Closures Due to Possible High Fire Risk Sunday, September 4 thru Monday, September 5, 2022
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for inland East Bay areas and an Excessive Heat Watch for coastal and bayside areas on Thursday, September 1, 2022, through the Labor Day Weekend.
Temperatures in the inland East Bay are expected to start with high temperatures in Contra Costa and Alameda counties of over 90 degrees and by Monday temperatures are forecasted at 110 degrees in Brentwood, and at least 104 degrees in Concord, Walnut Creek, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore.
Per the order of the East Bay Regional Park District’s Fire Chief, due to possible high fire risk, the Park District will be closing the following parks/areas beginning Sunday, September 4 thru Monday, September 5:
- Anthony Chabot (except Campground)
- Bishop Ranch
- Black Diamond Mines
- Briones Regional Park
- Brushy Peak
- Claremont Canyon
- Contra Loma
- Crockett Hills
- Diablo Foothills
- Dublin Hills
- Five Canyons
- Garin/ Dry Creek Pioneer
- Kennedy Grove
- Lake Chabot
- Las Trampas
- Leona Canyon
- Mission Peak
- Morgan Territory
- Nejedly Staging Area located in Carquinez Strait
- Ohlone Wilderness
- Pleasanton Ridge
- Reinhardt Redwood
- Round Valley
- Shadow Cliffs
- Sobrante Ridge
- Sycamore Valley
- Tilden, Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Botanic Garden
(Tilden trains, Merry Go Round, and Golf Course remain OPEN)
- Vargas Plateau
- Wildcat Canyon
Do not enter closed parks. If you arrive at a park and find that it has been closed, please do not disregard the closure and enter. If you do, in the event of an emergency, police and firefighters may not be able to find and evacuate you.
All shoreline parks will remain open. These include:
- Antioch Oakley Shoreline
- Ardenwood Historic Farm
- Bay Point
- Big Break
- Carquinez Strait
- Coyote Hills
- Crown Beach
- Dumbarton Quarry Campground
- Hayward Shoreline
- Judge John Sutter
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- McLaughlin East Shore State Park
- Miller Knox
- Oyster Bay
- Point Isabel
- Point Pinole
- Radke Martinez
The following swim facilities will remain open.
- Castle Rock Pool
- Cull Canyon
- Don Castro
- Lake Del Valle
- Lake Temescal
- Quarry Lakes
What can you do during an Excessive Heat Warning?
- Cancel outdoor activities during the hottest times of the day.
- If you do visit open parks, visit early in the day when it is cooler and bring plenty of water.
- Stay hydrated in a cool place.
- Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat. Please seek out cooling centers in your area.
- If you’re outside, find shade.
- Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
- Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
- Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees. You could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
- Avoid high-energy activities. Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.
For the latest forecast updates, visit weather.gov/bayarea
For advice on staying safe in extreme heat, visit:
Visit https://www.ebparks.org/Public-Safety/Heat-Safety for more information.