Most non-fire affected East Bay parks could reopen Thursday

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Most non-fire affected East Bay parks could reopen Thursday
Alvarado Park, Wildcat Canyon

The East Bay Regional Parks District general manager anticipates reopening most non-fire affected parks on Thursday as long as the air quality improves to acceptable standards, the district said Wednesday.

All district parks except shorelines and regional trail have been closed since Friday due to extreme fire danger, poor air quality and limited staff caused by wildfires in the region. Five East Bay regional parks have been impacted by the SCU Complex Fire that began Aug. 16 with lightning strikes, including Sunol, Ohlone Wilderness, Morgan Territory, Mission Peak and Round Valley.

“Round Valley, Morgan Territory and Mission Peak fires are in the process of being mopped up, while the others are still burning with limited containment,” according to the district.

For a complete list of parks that are closed and open, visit www.ebparks.org.