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Park Closures Extended Through Saturday; Reopening Sunday, July 7

July 5, 2024

Parks previously closed by the East Bay Regional Park District will remain closed through Saturday and will reopen Sunday morning. Some hill and inland East Bay Regional Parks were closed on Tuesday, July 2, due to extreme fire conditions and excessive heat. 

Park status is subject to change depending on conditions. Check our website before heading to a park. 

The National Weather Service-Bay Area has extended its Red Flag through Saturday, July 6, with Level 2 restrictions in effect DISTRICT WIDE. A Red Flag Warning means that dry and windy conditions are expected, leading to extreme fire weather risks. 

Level 2 Extreme Fire Danger Restrictions Include:
•    No smoking. Smoking is prohibited in all regional parks, trails, and shorelines. (Prohibited year-round) 
•    NO fireworks. Fireworks are not permitted in any Regional Parks. (Prohibited year-round)
•    No open fires or barbecues of any type. Only gas-fueled stoves are allowed.
•    Drive only on designated roadways – no off-road driving. Do not drive or park on dry grass, as heat from a vehicle's undercarriage can start a fire.
•    Secure all tow chains – dragging tow chains can spark fires. 

Parks Closed and Reopening Sunday:

•    Anthony Chabot 
•    Bishop Ranch
•    Black Diamond Mines
•    Briones 
•    Brushy Peak 
•    Carquinez/Crockett Hills 
•    Claremont Canyon     
•    Contra Loma 
•    Deer Valley 
•    Dry Creek
•    Diablo Foothills (trails closed)
•    Dublin Hills 
•    Five Canyons 
•    Garin 
•    Huckleberry     
•    Las Trampas 
•    Leona Canyon 
•    Mission Peak 
•    Morgan Territory 
•    Ohlone 
•    Pleasanton Ridge 
•    Round Valley 
•    Sibley
•    Sobrante Ridge    
•    Sunol
•    Sycamore Valley 
•    Tilden (trails closed)
•    Vargas Plateau
•    Vasco Caves
•    Vasco Hills
•    Waterbird
•    Wildcat Canyon


Anthony Chabot Campground will remain closed through Sunday, July 7. Please check the Alerts and Closures webpage for the most updated information. 
 
Swim facilities and Shoreline Regional Parks will remain open. Follow these safety tips:
•    Avoid the hottest part of the day. If you do visit, go in the morning or early evening when it is cooler.
•    Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
•    Wear sunscreen and lightweight, light-colored clothing. 
•    Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine, which can worsen the heat's effects on your body.
•    Don’t forget your pets! Carry water for them. 

 

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Park Closures Extended through Saturday; Reopening Sunday, July 7

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The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park system in the nation, comprising 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and over 1,330 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and environmental education. The Park District receives an estimated 30 million visits annually throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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