Swim Facilities and Shoreline Regional Parks to Remain OPEN Through Heat Event, Some Hill and Inland Regional Parks CLOSED Due to Extreme Fire Conditions/Excessive Heat

July 1, 2024

(Updated 7/5/2024)

(Updated 7/7/2024 - PARKS REOPENED, view https://www.ebparks.org/about-us/whats-new/news/park-closures-extended-…)

Park Closed Sign

Many East Bay Regional Parks will remain open for visitors during this week’s increased temperatures. Park guests are encouraged to take special precautions to prepare for the heat while enjoying the open shoreline parks and swimming facilities.

The National Weather Service-Bay Area issued a Red Flag Warning and Excessive Heat Warning for inland East Bay areas and an Excessive Heat Watch for coastal and bayside areas beginning Monday, July 1, at 11 p.m. The Red Flag Warning means that dry and windy conditions are expected, leading to extreme fire weather risks.

Due to possible high fire risk, the Park District will be closing the parks/areas below beginning Tuesday, July 2, through Saturday, July 6, (subject to change  or extension). Reopening Sunday, July 7, 2024.

Park Closures:

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

Also, Anthony Chabot Campground will be closed through Sunday, July 7.

Swim facilities and Shoreline Regional Parks will remain open. Follow these safety rules and 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.
  • Swim only in designated areas.
  • No smoking. Smoking is prohibited in all regional trails, parks, and shorelines.
  • No open fires or barbecues of any type. Gas-fueled stoves are permitted.
  • Stay on designated roads – no off-road driving. Heat from a vehicle's undercarriage can start a fire.
  • Secure all tow chains – dragging tow chains can spark fires.

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.