Point Isabel closes to comply with shelter-in-place order

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Point Isabel closing Thursday to comply with shelter-in-place order
Sit & Stay Cafe at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. (Photo credit: Kathy Chouteau)

Sorry, dogs. Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is closing at 7 a.m. Thursday to comply with the extended, more restrictive Bay Area shelter-in-place order announced this week. The updated public health order impacting six counties prohibits, among other activities, the use of dog parks through May 3, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

The San Francisco Bay Trail spur through Point Isabel will not be accessible during the closure, but the Bay Trail along Rydin Road will remain open, park officials said.

For the time being, all dogs must be kept on leash in East Bay Regional parks to minimize human on human interaction.

“The safety of the public and our employees is our top priority during the COVID-19 health crisis,” said Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “The joint health order needs to be followed for the safety of everyone.”

Point Isabel is considered one of the nation’s largest dog parks that features the Sit & Stay Cafe, which offers food for people and pups, and Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub, a dog washing and dog-specific retail shop facility.

To stay up-to-date on Coronavirus park area closure information, click here.

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