Miller/Knox parking lots to close for Easter weekend

East Bay park trails remain open during coronavirus lockdown
Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond.

This weekend, the East Bay Regional Park District will close additional parking lots and staging areas at certain parks with the aim of reducing crowds and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Park District General Manager Robert Doyle is encouraging residents not to drive to regional parks this weekend and to stay in their neighborhoods or visit parks at less crowded times or days.

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline Park is among parks where the parking lots will close. Point Isabel will remain closed as well.

New closures for Easter Weekend:

  1. Black Diamond Mines – All parking lots closed
  2. Briones – Alhambra Staging Area closed
  3. Coyote Hills – All parking lots closed
  4. Garin – All Parking lots closed
  5. Kennedy Grove – All parking lots closed
  6. Lake Chabot – Main Parking lot closed
  7. Lake Temescal – All parking lots closed
  8. MLK – Doolittle South and Arrowhead Staging Areas
  9. Mission Peak – Stanford Avenue Staging Area closed
  10. Miller Knox – All parking lots closed


List Contains:

  1. Parks that are CLOSED (in red) with no walk-in access.
  2. Parks that remain OPEN with some parking lots closed, or walk-in access only.
  3. Parks not listed below are OPEN with parking lots available for use.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

  • Family Campground, all Group Camps, and Picnic Areas CLOSED
  • Marciel Gate CLOSED
  • Chabot Equestrian Center Parking Lot CLOSED 
    (Boarders allowed to care for horses)
  • Skyline Stables CLOSED (Boarders allowed to care for horses)

Ardenwood Historic Farm is CLOSED 

Bay Point Regional Shoreline is CLOSED (Due to construction)

Big Break Regional Shoreline

  • Visitor Center CLOSED

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

  • Parking at Sidney Flat OPEN
  • Upper Parking Lot CLOSED 
  • Mine, Greathouse Visitor Center & Sidney Flats Visitor Center CLOSED

Briones Regional Park

  • Bear Creek Staging Area CLOSED

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area is CLOSED

Contra Loma Regional park

  • Main Entrance / Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only from Frederickson Lane)
  • Swim Lagoon CLOSED

Coyote Hills Regional Park

  • Main Parking Lots CLOSED
  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Group Camp CLOSED

Crown Beach Memorial State Beach

  • Crab Cove Visitor Center CLOSED
  • McKay & Otis Parking Lots CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Del Valle Regional Park

  • Main Area/Entrance CLOSED from Mendenhall Road
  • Arroyo Staging Area OPEN (Turn around at Badger Cove area)
  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Swim Lagoon CLOSED

Diablo Foothills Regional Park

  • Main Entrance CLOSED
  • Limited Parking for Trail Access

Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Apple Orchard & Meyer’s Garden CLOSED

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

  • Old Moraga Ranch Trail CLOSED (Due to landslide)

Lake Chabot

  • Boat Ramp CLOSED (NO Boating/NO Quagga Inspection)

Leona Canyon Regional Park

  • Main Staging Area / Ridgemont Condominium Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Little Hills Picnic Ranch is CLOSED

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline

  • Shoreline Center / Doolittle Staging Area CLOSED
  • Tidewater Staging Area CLOSED
  • Tidewater Outdoor Recreation Office CLOSED
  • Tidewater Oakland Strokes Operations CLOSED

Point Isabel is CLOSED

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

  • Boat Ramp CLOSED (NO Boating/NO Quagga Inspection)

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

  • Main Entrance at Redwood Road CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Piedmont Stables CLOSED (Boarders allowed to care for horses)

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

  • Main Entrance / Parking Lot CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Swimming Pool & Playground CLOSED

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

  • Main Entrance at Stanley Blvd. CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve 

  • Old Tunnel Road Staging Area/Entrance CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)

Sunol Regional Wilderness Preserve is CLOSED

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

  • South Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Swim Area & Playground CLOSED

Tidewater Boating Center (See MLK Jr. Shoreline)

  • All Areas CLOSED

Tilden Regional Park

  • All Picnic Areas Along Lake Anza and Brook roads CLOSED
  • Fern Picnic Area Parking CLOSED
  • Golf Course Gated Lot CLOSED (Bottom half)
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot, Playground, and Picnic Area CLOSED
  • Lake Anza Road and Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Lakeview Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Lone Oak Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Merry-Go-Round CLOSED
  • Mineral Springs Parking Lot CLOSED
  • Native Here Nursery CLOSED
  • South Park Drive CLOSED (NO vehicle traffic: Walk-In and Bike-In Access Only)
  • Steam Trains/Golden Gate Live Steamers CLOSED
  • Tilden Golf Course CLOSED

Tilden – Regional Parks Botanic Garden

  • Visitor Center & Garden CLOSED (NO Walk-In Access)

Tilden Nature Area

  • Tilden Nature Area CLOSED (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Tilden Little Farm CLOSED
  • Environmental Education Center CLOSED
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot CLOSED

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Alvarado Picnic Area and Playground CLOSED

Please Note: Visitor Centers, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, BBQs, swim facilities/areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities are CLOSED AT ALL PARKS during COVID-19.