WC cows eating BAPI

Parks With Grazing

Livestock grazing in the parks generally occurs on a seasonal basis, typically winter through early summer. However, a few parks do have year-long grazing in certain areas.  Additional targeted grazing with goats and sheep occurs in various parks.  The application of targeted grazing is timed to reduce hazardous fire fuels, control invasive plant species and/or improve habitat conditions for plant or wildlife species of concern.  Parks with grazing programs have informational signs posted in kiosks and on gates, explaining our program and providing safety tips. For more information on hiking safely near cattle, see our Safety Tips for Hiking Near Grazing Animals.   

Parks With Year-Round Cattle Grazing (approximately January - December)

  • Briones Regional Park
  • Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline
  • Del Valle Regional Park
  • Garin/Dry Creek Regional Park
  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
  • Morgan Territory Preserve
  • Mission Peak Regional Preserve
  • Sunol Regional Wilderness
  • Waterbird Regional Preserve
  • Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Parks With Seasonal Cattle Grazing (approximately November- May)

  • Anthony Chabot Regional Park
  • Bishop Ranch Open Space
  • Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
  • Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
  • Contra Loma Regional Park
  • Coyote Hills Regional Park (sheep only)
  • Diablo Foothills Regional Park
  • Dublin Hills Regional Park
  • Five Canyons Open Space
  • Lake Chabot Regional Park
  • Ohlone Regional Wilderness
  • Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
  • Point Pinole (goats or sheep only)
  • Round Valley Regional Preserve
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
  • Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
  • Vasco Caves Regional Preserve (sheep only)


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