East Bay Regional Park District trails remain open in all parks, but the district’s environmental education centers, visitor centers, bathrooms, water fountains, campgrounds, and other amenities are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.
“Per the ‘Shelter in Place’ order, outdoor activity is allowed, such as walking, hiking, and running – as long as specific social distancing requirements are followed,” according to the park district. “Studies show outdoor activity benefits physical health and helps reduce stress and anxiety.”
The park district encourages visitors to follow all social distancing requirements, to bring water and hand sanitizer. Visitors are also asked not to congregate in parking lots or at trailheads per the “Shelter in Place” social distancing requirements.
Social distancing means maintaining at least six-foot distancing from other individuals. Also, wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible, use hand sanitizer and cover coughs and sneezes.
As there will be no trash collection, all visitors are asked to pack out trash they bring into Regional Parks. Visitors may also see fewer Park District staff in parks.