COVID-19 Park Closures and Parking Restrictions

Bruce Mast

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Bruce Mast

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From: East Bay Regional Park District <pubaffs@...>
Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 5:17 PM
Subject: COVID-19 Park Closures and Parking Restrictions
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The East Bay Regional Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and public safety. This past weekend, the Park District saw more people in parks than on a busy holiday.

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)

The list below of parks, developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points will be closed beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, through Thursday, April 30, 2020. For up-to-date closure info visit

All picnic areas, restrooms, water fountains, swim facilities/areas, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

  • Black Diamond Mines – Upper Parking Lot Closed (Parking available at Sidney Flat)
  • Castle Rock Recreation Area Closed
  • Contra Loma Closed (Trails Open from Frederickson Lane)
  • Crown Beach – Otis Parking Lot Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Del Valle Closed (Trail Access from Arroyo Staging Area Only)
  • Diablo Foothills Closed (Limited Parking for Trail Access)
  • Garin/Dry Creek – Meyer's Garden Closed
  • Point Isabel – Main Parking Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park – Redwood Road Gate Closed
  • Piedmont Stables (Boarders Allowed to Care for Horses)
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Main Park Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Shadow Cliffs Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve – Tunnel Road Entrance Closed (All Other Access Points Open)
  • Sunol Regional Wilderness Closed
  • Tilden Botanic Garden – Garden Closed

Anthony Chabot Closures
  • Marciel Gate
  • Chabot Equestrian Center Parking Lot (Boarders Allowed for Care for Horses)
  • Skyline Stables (Boarders Allowed for Care for Horses)
Ardenwood Closures
  • Ardenwood Closed
Bay Point Shoreline Closures
  • Closed Due to Construction
Big Break Closures
  • Big Break Visitor Center
Black Diamond Closures
  • Mine Closed
  • Sidney Flats Visitor Center
  • Greathouse Visitor Center
Briones Closures
  • Bear Creek Staging Area
Regional Trails Closures
  • Lafayette-Moraga Old Moraga Ranch Trail (Closed due to Landslide)
Coyote Hills Closures
  • Main Parking Lots
  • Coyote Hills Visitor Center
Crown Beach Closures
  • McKay Parking Lot (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Crab Cove Visitor Center
Del Valle Closures
  • Del Valle Visitor Center
Garin/Dry Creek/Pioneer Closures       
  • Visitor Center
  • Apple Orchard
Lake Chabot Closures
  • Boat Ramp (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection)
Lake Temescal Closures
  • South Parking Lot
Leona Canyon Closures
  • Main Staging Area
MLK Shoreline Closures
  • Tidewater Staging Area
  • Tidewater Outdoor Recreation Office
  • Tidewater Oakland Strokes Operations
Quarry Lakes Closures
  • Boat Ramp (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection)
Sunol Closures
  • Sunol Visitor Center
Tidewater Closures (See MLK Shoreline)
  • All Areas Closed
Tilden Closures
  • All Picnic Areas Along Lake Anza and Brook roads
  • Fern Picnic Area Parking
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot, Playground, and Picnic Area
  • Lone Oak Parking Area
  • Lakeview Parking Lot
  • Mineral Springs Parking Lot - No Trails
  • Lake Anza Road and Parking Area
  • Tilden Golf Course
  • Golf Course Gated Lot (Bottom Half)
  • Steam Trains/Golden Gate Live Steamers
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Native Here Nursery
  • South Park Drive (Continued Newt Closure Past April 1)
Tilden Botanic Garden Closures
  • Botanic Garden Visitor Center
Tilden Nature Area Closures     
  • Tilden Nature Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Tilden Little Farm
  • Environmental Education Center
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot
Wildcat Canyon Closures
  • Walk-In Entrance Trail into the Alvarado Picnic Area
For up-to-date information, visit
For emergencies, call 9-1-1
For non-emergencies, call 510-881-1833
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