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East Bay Regional Parks Closed Due to High Fire Danger

by ECT

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for inland East Bay areas and an Excessive Heat Watch for coastal and bayside areas on Thursday, September 1, 2022, through the Labor Day Weekend.

Temperatures in the inland East Bay are expected to start with high temperatures in Contra Costa and Alameda counties of over 90 degrees and by Monday temperatures are forecasted at 110 degrees in Brentwood, and at least 104 degrees in Concord, Walnut Creek, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore.

Per the order of the East Bay Regional Park District’s Fire Chief, due to possible high fire risk, the Park District will be closing the following parks/areas beginning Sunday, September 4 thru Monday, September 5:

  • Wildcat Canyon
  • Tilden
  • Botanic Garden
  • Sibley
  • Huckleberry
  • Claremont Canyon
  • Reinhardt Redwood
  • Leona Canyon
  • Anthony Chabot (except Campground)
  • Five Canyons
  • Lake Chabot
  • Kennedy Grove
  • Sobrante Ridge
  • Sunol
  • Ohlone
  • Mission Peak
  • Vargas Plateau
  • Garin/ Dry Creek Pioneer
  • Pleasanton Ridge
  • Dublin Hills
  • Sycamore Valley
  • Bishop Ranch
  • Las Trampas
  • Briones Regional Park
  • Crockett Hills
  • Black Diamond Mines
  • Clayton Ranch
  • Contra Loma
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Deer Valley
  • Round Valley
  • Morgan Territory
  • Brushy Peak
  • Vasco Hills
  • Vasco Caves
  • Shadow Cliffs
  • Waterbird
  • Roberts
  • Diablo Foothills
  • Nejedly Staging Area located in Carquinez Strait

Do not enter closed parks. If you arrive at a park and find that it has been closed, please do not disregard the closure and enter. If you do, in the event of an emergency, police and firefighters may not be able to find and evacuate you.

All shoreline parks will remain open. These include:

  • Antioch Oakley Shoreline
  • Big Break
  • Bay Point
  • Martinez/Carquinez (not Crockett Hills)
  • Point Pinole
  • Miller Knox
  • Point Isabel
  • McLaughlin East Shore State Park
  • Judge John Sutter
  • Crown Beach
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Oyster Bay
  • Hayward Shoreline
  • Coyote Hills
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm
  • Dumbarton Quarry Campground

The following swim facilities will remain open.

  • Lake Temescal
  • Castle Rock Pool 
  • Cull Canyon
  • Don Castro
  • Quarry Lakes
  • Lake Del Valle

What can you do during an Excessive Heat Warning?

  • Cancel outdoor activities during the hottest times of the day.
  • If you do visit open parks, visit early in the day when it is cooler and bring plenty of water.
  • Stay hydrated in a cool place.
  • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat. Please seek out cooling centers in your area.
  • If you’re outside, find shade.
  • Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees. You could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
  • Avoid high-energy activities. Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.

For the latest forecast updates, visit weather.gov/bayarea

For advice on staying safe in extreme heat, visit:

Visit https://www.ebparks.org/Public-Safety/Heat-Safety for more information.

The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park system in the nation, comprising 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and environmental education. The Park District receives more than 25 million visits annually throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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