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Park District Urging Public Not to Enter Closed Parks – Partial Closure of Regional Parks In Effect Due to Winter Storms


The majority of East Bay Regional Parks remain closed due to recent storms and conditions, including downed trees, falling branches, flooding and mudslides. Storm damage in parks can create potential safety hazards, which cannot be predicted.

The Park District is advising the public to follow all park signage and stay out of closed parks and areas with caution tape. If an emergency occurs in a closed park or area, public safety personnel and equipment may not be able to respond easily due to road and trail conditions.

“We need the public to heed all park closure signs and not enter or park in any closed parks. Your safety is paramount,” said East Bay Regional Park District Fire Chief Aileen Theile. “Rescues in closed parks can also put first responders at risk. Help keep yourself and first responders safe by staying out of closed parks. It may not seem unsafe, but the dangers and the potential for injury or loss of life are real.”


Anyone entering Regional Parks when closed is subject to citation or arrest for violation of the Park District’s Ordinance 38.

Most East Bay Regional Parks have been closed since Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Only some shoreline and delta parks are currently open.


Exit 12A January 9, 2023 - 6:35 PM - 6:35 PM

“Out of an abundance of caution…”
That phrase is overused.
There is a phenomenon called “measured risk” where individuals make their own decision.
Individuals can excise their liberty to do so under the US Constitution.

Your Momma January 10, 2023 - 2:59 AM - 2:59 AM

You’re annoying.”

Tim January 10, 2023 - 6:47 AM - 6:47 AM

He got from the air force one movie

Jay Roller January 10, 2023 - 8:37 AM - 8:37 AM

Land of the Free, only when we (Big Brother) allow you to be Free!

I think if people want to go out and break their leg, get stranded out in the middle of the woods and risk death, they should be able to.

People should be able to play stupid games and win stupid prizes, if they so choose!

BFFR January 10, 2023 - 3:44 PM - 3:44 PM

But who had to come rescue you and potentially risk their lives doing so? That’s what they’re trying to avoid, wasting their personal land resources on stupid people when EMS is already stretched so thin trying to help people during this storm.

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