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Regional Parks Closed Due to Extreme Fire Activity

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Due to the extreme fire activity in the region, all Regional Parks are closed until further notice, except some shoreline parks.

The Park District is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of wildfires in parks, including Round Valley Regional Preserve, Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, Del Valle Regional Park, Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve, Ohlone Wilderness Regional Preserve, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, and Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Overall, 85,000 acres have burned in the region, with 5% containment. For updated information, visit www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/18/scu-lightning-complex/

Extreme heat, poor air quality, and extreme fire dangers are expected throughout the week, adding to park safety concerns. While some parks are remaining open, the District is advising against using Regional Parks at this time due to poor air quality.

Parks remaining open are:

  • Crown Beach State Park
  • Hayward Regional Shoreline
  • MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline
  • McLaughlin East Shore State Park
  • Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
  • Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
  • Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

Paved regional rails are not affected by the closures and will remain open.

For fire-related questions, contact CalFIRE at 925-588-6809 (Media Inquiries) or 669-247-7431 (Public Information).

For park closure-related questions, contact Park District Public Information Supervisor Dave Mason at 925-482-7078.

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