Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 1, 2022

Bay Area park closures over Labor Day weekend as heat wave looms

from East Bay Regional Parks

Selected Parks/Areas will be closed Sunday 9/4 through Monday 9/5 due to High Fire Risk.

Per order of the East Bay Regional Park District’s Fire Chief, due to possible high fire risk, selected parks/areas will be closed Sunday, September 4, through Monday, September 5, 2022.

View list of parks. 

SFGate reports

The city of Walnut Creek announced Wednesday that it would close its open-space parks from Sept. 1-6  to deter people from hiking and other outdoor activities as a heat wave looms over the Bay Area.

Betsy Burkhart, a communications manager for the city of Walnut Creek, told SFGATE that the closure affects a number of popular recreation areas, including Acalanes Ridge, Borges Ranch, Howe Homestead Park, Lime Ridge, Sugarloaf Open Space and Shell Ridge, covering more than 1,400 acres and over 30 miles of trails.

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