Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 25, 2020

East Bay Regional Parks Closures

  • 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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