East Bay Parks Are Open!

East Bay Parks Are Open

We keep hearing over and over again how important getting outside into nature is for both our mental and physical health. And, it has been hard these past few months for those of us who don’t live practically adjacent to a park. Well, now the parking lost are mostly open in the East

Bay Regional Parks District and we are being encouraged to visit the parks while maintaining safe COVID-19 protocols. Current state and local Stay-at-Home orders allow for outdoor recreation activities as an “essential activity” as long as social distancing requirements are followed.

Parking lots and trails are largely available for use. However, all Visitor Centers, water fountains, picnic areas, swim facilities and areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, horse stables, sports fields, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, kiosks, and reservable facilities are closed during the pandemic.

Here is a link to a map that shows the closures in red and orange.

To limit unsafe overcrowding and maintain social distancing, the Park District has temporarily closed some parks, parking lots, and staging areas until further notice. However, most parks and trails remain accessible for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Please observe these rules:

  • Keep the 6-foot distance
  • Wear face masks
  • Keep dogs on leash at all times (Except Pt. Isabel)
  • Pack your trash out and dispose of it at home

And, mostly enjoy your time connecting with Mother Nature!

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