In compliance with County Health directive, all picnic sites and campgrounds throughout the Regional Parks are CLOSED during the COVID-19 pandemic. Open fires and usage of park BBQ grills and personal gas/propane stoves are NOT permitted in any Regional Park at this time.
The following restrictions remain in place for the remainder of the fire season:
- No person shall build, light or maintain any open outdoor fire on park property except in those facilities or areas provided and so designated for that purpose. Exceptions to this requirement must be obtained in writing from the District Fire Chief. No person shall leave a fire unattended on District parklands. How to: Properly extinguish campfires.
- Personal Cooking Appliances. Personal appliances such as gas or propane camp stove, portable barbecue or hibachi may be used under the following conditions: (I)
- Placement in an area that will not scorch, burn or otherwise damage lawns or table tops.
- Placement in an area at least 30 feet from any flammable material such as grass, weeds, wood chips, brush or buildings.
- All burning fuel such as wood or charcoal is thoroughly extinguished before being disposed of in an existing fireplace, fire pit or barbecue grill. It is unlawful to dispose of coals in garbage cans or refuse bins.
- Restriction. No person shall smoke or build fires of any kind in areas where prohibited and posted during declared fire season. Extreme conditions may cause the elimination of all open flames for any purpose, or the evacuation or closure of a park.
- Smoke-Free Parks. Smoking is prohibited in the East Bay Regional Park District. "Smoking" means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, weed, plant or other combustible organic or chemical substance, the smoke from which is specifically designed or intended to be inhaled or drawn into the nose or mouth. In addition, "smoking" for the purpose of this Ordinance includes the use of any vapor device, of any product name or descriptor, which releases gases, particles or vapors into the air as a result of combustion, electrical ignition or vaporization intended to be drawn into the nose or mouth (excluding any United States Food and Drug Administration approved nebulized medication).
Emergency: Call 911 or (510) 881-1121 from a cell phone, 24/7
Non-Emergency Business: (510) 881-1833, 24 hours a day
Fire Safety Tips
Fire Safety Information
- A general advisory will be issued after 0.2" or more of rain to alert the public of potential bay water contamination due to urban runoff.
- At such times, the East Bay Regional Park District advises beach users to avoid contact with bay waters for a period of three days or 72 hours after rainfall ends.