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COVID-19 Park Updates & Closures

Park District Announces Temporary Easter Weekend Closures of Parking Areas at Select Regional Parks to Prevent Overcrowding, Maintain Safe Social Distancing

Select Parking Lots and Staging Areas Temporarily Closed.
Trails Remain Open and Accessible on Walk-In, Bike-In Basis.
No picnicking and group activities are allowed.

The following Regional Parks will be affected with temporary parking area closures for this weekend, Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, 12, 2020:

  1. Black Diamond Mines – All parking lots CLOSED
  2. Briones – Alhambra Staging Area CLOSED
  3. Coyote Hills – All parking lots CLOSED
  4. Garin – All Parking lots CLOSED
  5. Kennedy Grove – All parking lots CLOSED
  6. Lake Chabot – Main Parking lot CLOSED
  7. Lake Temescal – All parking lots closed
  8. MLK – Doolittle South and Arrowhead Staging Areas CLOSED
  9. Mission Peak – Stanford Avenue Staging Area CLOSED (Fenced with no trail access, closed by request of City of Fremont)
  10. Miller Knox – All parking lots CLOSED

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Visitor Information: COVID-19

Carry In / Carry Out

Social Distancing

No Groups

PARKS CLOSED AND PARKS STILL OPEN DURING COVID-19

List Contains:

  1. Parks that are CLOSED (in red) with no walk-in access.
  2. Parks that remain OPEN with some parking lots closed, or walk-in access only.
  3. Parks not listed below are OPEN with parking lots available for use.

Please Note: 
Visitor Centers, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, swim facilities/areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities are CLOSED AT ALL PARKS during COVID-19.

Before you go to the parks, please review Park Safety Rules & Guidelines and see Park Map.


While at the parks...

   
  


Anthony Chabot Regional Park

  • Family Campground, all Group Camps, and Picnic Areas CLOSED
  • Marciel Gate CLOSED
  • Chabot Equestrian Center Parking Lot CLOSED 
    (Boarders allowed to care for horses)
  • Skyline Stables CLOSED (Boarders allowed to care for horses) 

Ardenwood Historic Farm is CLOSED 

Bay Point Regional Shoreline is CLOSED (Due to construction)

Big Break Regional Shoreline

  • Visitor Center CLOSED

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

  • All Parking Lots CLOSED 
  • Mine, Greathouse Visitor Center & Sidney Flats Visitor Center CLOSED

Briones Regional Park

  • Alhambra Staging Area CLOSED
  • Bear Creek Staging Area CLOSED

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area is CLOSED

Contra Loma Regional park

  • Main Entrance / Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only from Frederickson Lane)
  • Swim Lagoon CLOSED

Coyote Hills Regional Park

  • All Parking Lots CLOSED
  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Group Camp CLOSED

Crown Beach Memorial State Beach

  • Crab Cove Visitor Center CLOSED
  • McKay & Otis Parking Lots CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Del Valle Regional Park

  • Main Area/Entrance CLOSED from Mendenhall Road
  • Arroyo Staging Area OPEN (Turn around at Badger Cove area)
  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Swim Lagoon CLOSED

Diablo Foothills Regional Park

  • Main Entrance CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Limited Parking for Trail Access

Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

  • All Parking Lots CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Apple Orchard & Meyer's Garden CLOSED

Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

  • All Parking Lots CLOSED  (Walk-In Access Only)

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

  • Old Moraga Ranch Trail CLOSED (Due to landslide)

Lake Chabot Regional Park

  • Main Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Boat Ramp CLOSED (NO Boating/NO Quagga Inspection)

Leona Canyon Regional Park

  • Main Staging Area / Ridgemont Condominium Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Little Hills Picnic Ranch is CLOSED

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline

  • Doolittle South Area & Arrowhead Staging Area CLOSED
  • Shoreline Center CLOSED
  • Tidewater Staging Area CLOSED
  • Tidewater Outdoor Recreation Office CLOSED
  • Tidewater Oakland Strokes Operations CLOSED

Miller Knox Regional Shoreline

  • All Parking Lots CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Mision Peak Regional Preserve

  • Stanford Avenue Staging Area CLOSED (Fenced with no trail access, closed by request of City of Fremont)

Point Isabel is CLOSED

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

  • Boat Ramp CLOSED (NO Boating/NO Quagga Inspection)

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

  • Main Entrance at Redwood Road CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Piedmont Stables CLOSED (Boarders allowed to care for horses)

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

  • Main Entrance / Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Swimming Pool & Playground CLOSED

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

  • Main Entrance at Stanley Blvd. CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve 

  • Old Tunnel Road Staging Area/Entrance CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Sunol Regional Wilderness Preserve is CLOSED

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

  • All Parking Lots CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Swim Area & Playground CLOSED

Tidewater Boating Center (See MLK Jr. Shoreline)

  • All Areas CLOSED

Tilden Regional Park

  • All Picnic Areas Along Lake Anza and Brook roads CLOSED
  • Fern Picnic Area Parking CLOSED
  • Golf Course Gated Lot CLOSED (Bottom half)
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot, Playground, and Picnic Area CLOSED
  • Lake Anza Road and Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Lakeview Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Lone Oak Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Merry-Go-Round CLOSED
  • Mineral Springs Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Native Here Nursery CLOSED
  • South Park Drive CLOSED (NO vehicle traffic: Walk-In and Bike-In Access Only)
  • Steam Trains/Golden Gate Live Steamers CLOSED
  • Tilden Golf Course CLOSED

Tilden - Regional Parks Botanic Garden

  • Visitor Center & Garden CLOSED (NO Walk-In Access)

Tilden Nature Area

  • Tilden Nature Area CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Tilden Little Farm CLOSED
  • Environmental Education Center CLOSED
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot CLOSED

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

  • Alvarado Picnic Area and Playground CLOSED

GM MESSAGE ON COVID-19 & REGIONAL PARKS

COVID-19 Park Closures and Parking Restrictions in Effect to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety

The COVID-19 health emergency remains a serious and rapidly evolving situation. The East Bay Regional Park District has announced some park area closures for public safety - to limit overcrowding and to stem the spread of COVID-19. This past weekend, the Park District saw more people in parks than on a busy holiday.

We are all in this together and we want to help everyone during this health crisis by keeping parks open. However, the safety of the public and our employees is our top priority.

Park visitation and park use is being monitored closely, with additional closures possible. Currently, state and county health departments have asked East Bay Regional Parks to remain accessible for outdoor activity, as much as possible.

Here is a current list of parks with information on developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points that remain open or are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. Closure includes all visitor centers, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, swim facilities, boat ramps, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities.

Help us keep parks open by observing the shelter-in-place order, park safety rules and guidelines. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during COVID-19.


SAFETY RULES & GUIDELINES IN PARKS
For your safety and ours during COVID-19…

You can help us keep the regional parks open by cooperating with the statewide shelter-in-place order and park rules. Please do the following to protect yourselves, park visitors, and park staff during COVID-19:

Before heading out to the parks

  • Please observe the statewide Shelter-in-Place Order. Stay close to your home and only visit parks near you. Check the List of regional park closures and parking restrictions. See Map.
  • Download a Park Map before leaving home. Or, at the park, take a photo of the map posted on the Information Board before you hike.
  • Plan ahead. All visitor centers, restrooms, and drinking fountains are closed to stem the spread of COVID-19. Use restrooms at home. Bring water and hand sanitizers.
  • Bring dog leash (6-foot max) and dog poop bags.
  • Plan to do walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing. No picnicking.
  • Plan to walk with only immediate household members. No gatherings or meetup groups.

While at the parks...

   
  

  • Park safely and correctly. Do not block driveways, roads, or emergency/service access. Parking restrictions will be enforced.
  • If you are arriving on foot, and a park or trail is overcrowded, come back at another time when the park or trail is less crowded.
  • Keep a 6-foot distance from other people. Walk solo or with only immediate household members. No groups, gatherings, or meetups.
  • NO picnicking. All picnic areas are closed.
  • Fish only from shore and piers. NO boat launching due to quagga inspection stations closed.
  • Be aware of high-touch points such as parking payment machines, trail access gates, benches, etc. Use gloves or hand sanitizer.
  • Keep dogs on leash at all times.
  • There is NO trash collection during COVID-19. Carry out all trash and all bags of dog poop. NO exceptions. Please keep parks and trails clean and safe for everyone and wildlife.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I social distance on narrow trails?
On narrow trails, visitors should work together to maintain proper social distancing by stepping aside, with 6 feet of space, to let each other pass. This includes runners and bikers as well.

How do I social distance at staging area and parking lots?
We understand parking lots and staging areas may get busy. However, visitors must take turns getting out of cars, if necessary, to maintain proper social distancing. This includes possibly waiting and stepping aside when entering trails and park areas through entry points.

What do I do if I have to go to the bathroom?
Visitors should use the bathroom at home before they visit a park. Bathrooms are closed to help stop the spread of the virus.

Should dogs be on leash?
Yes, out of an abundance of caution and to help maintain social distancing among humans during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Park District is asking dogs to be on-leash in all park areas.

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