Park District Urging Public Not to Enter Closed Parks

Monday, Jan 9, 2023

Park District Urging Public Not to Enter Closed Parks

Partial Closure of Regional Parks In Effect Due to Winter Storms

The majority of East Bay Regional Parks remain closed due to recent storms and conditions, including downed trees, falling branches, flooding and mudslides. Storm damage in parks can create potential safety hazards, which cannot be predicted. The public’s safety is our top priority.

The Park District is advising the public to follow all park signage and stay out of closed parks and areas with caution tape. If an emergency occurs in a closed park or area, public safety personnel and equipment may not be able to respond easily due to road and trail conditions.

“We need the public to heed all park closure signs and not enter or park in any closed parks. Your safety is paramount,” said East Bay Regional Park District Fire Chief Aileen Theile. “Rescues in closed parks can also put first responders at risk. Help keep yourself and first responders safe by staying out of closed parks. It may not seem unsafe, but the dangers and the potential for injury or loss of life are real.”

Anyone entering Regional Parks when closed is subject to citation or arrest for violation of the Park District’s Ordinance 38.

Most East Bay Regional Parks have been closed since Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Only some shoreline and delta parks are currently open. See list.  

Check the Park District’s website, ebparks.org, for latest information on individual park status before going. And, heed all park closure signs and warnings about hazards. Your safety depends on it.

Park closed sign