A permit is required to use a metal detector in the Regional Parks. Use of metal detectors is limited to beach areas, lawns, and other developed park areas. Metal detecting is NOT allowed at Contra Loma Regional Park or in natural parkland areas, wilderness areas, or regional preserves. There are other restrictions. For more information, and to obtain a permit, please call the Reservations Department at 1-888-327-2757, option 2. This $20 permit is good for 2 years and is non-refundable.

You can also obtain a permit online:

  1. Create an account online at EBParks.org/Register (or login to your existing account)
  2. Purchase Metal Detector permit.
  3. Your permit will be mailed to you within 48 hours of purchase.