Tilden’s South Park Drive Closed for Annual Newt Migration

Monday, Nov 1, 2021


It’s that time of year again. South Park Drive at Tilden will be closed to protect migrating California and rough-skinned newts – native salamanders five to six inches long – that migrate to water in the winter for breeding. For many newts, this means crossing busy roads like South Park Drive. This small detour ensures a safe habitat for the small, slow-moving newts who have made Tilden Park their home. The public is welcome to use the road during the closure for walking, cycling, and dog-walking. However, please keep dogs away from the newts as they are poisonous. Road is closed Oct. 31, 2021, through March 31, 2022.


Newt with Newt Xing Sign


Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor