Last updated on March 30th, 2020
The East Bay Regional Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and maintain public safety. Visit www.ebparks.org for the list of regional parks, developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points that will be closed beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, through Thursday, April 30, 2020.
“We are all in this together,” said Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “We want to help everyone during this crisis by keeping parks open, but safety of the public and our employees is our top priority.”
Park visitation and park use will be monitored closely, with additional closures possible. Currently, state and county health departments have told us they want East Bay Regional Parks to remain open and accessible for outdoor activity if possible. However, it may be necessary to close more park areas based on overcrowding or additional orders from State or local health agencies.
Ways the public can help keep parks open include:
- Maintain a 6-foot distance from other people
- No picnicking, groups, gatherings, or meetups (only immediate households should be together)
- Pack-in, pack-out trash, including dog poop bags (there is no trash collection during COVID-19)
We thank the public for their cooperation and understanding during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Keeping parks open for the public is challenging with limited staffing and the Park District is doing its best to balance the requirements of State and local health agencies’ “Shelter in Place” orders, and the community’s need for exercise and stress relief.