Closure Postings ~ Best Practices | Draft

When requesting closure information to be posted on the District website, please include the flowing information in the following order and format. Examples have been provided below, as well.


When will it take place?

Beginning and ending (if known) dates and times.

Monday, January 1 through Thursday, December 31, 2013.
From 10am Monday, January 1 through 5pm, Thursday, December 31, 2013.
Beginning Monday, January 1, 2012 and until further notice. ... Please check this web page for updates.


Where will it take place?

Provide as much detailed information as possible.
Provide the name of the Park(s) and or Trail(s)
Provide the name of the city and or county.
Provide an exact address, if applicable, or a nearby intersection.


Why is it happening?

Provide a brief explanation of what is causing the closure and how it might affect visitors.


What will happen?

Provide a brief explanation of what will take place during the closure and how it might affect visitors. 


Who is affected?

Provide a brief explanation of who (in the public) will be affected by the closure and how it might them.


The Wildcat Creek Trail will be temporarily closed from October 17 through November 7, 2012, from the west end of the trail, 1/4 mile from the Wildcat Marsh Trail Observation Platform (staging area), to Parr Blvd., in Richmond, CA. This temporary, three-week closure of the West Contra Costa Water District trail section is for the annual sludge pond removal. It will involve heavy truck traffic and temporary removal of a fence section.

South Park Drive is closed to automobile traffic from November 1 to April 1, 2012 to protect migrating and breeding newts. Note that bicycles are allowed, although bicyclists are asked to proceed slowly and avoid newts crossing the road. Also note that dogs may be off leash on South Park Drive during the November 1 - April 1 closure, but they must be under voice control and owners must carry a leash.