Regional parks in East Bay hills to close Sunday

Regional parks in East Bay hills to close Sunday
Wildcat Canyon (Photo credit: Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

Regional Parks in the East Bay hills will close Sun., Oct. 25 due to extreme weather and fire dangers, according to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).

“A 20-year wind event is expected to hit the Bay Area starting Sunday,” the EBRPD said in a statement. “Fire danger will be extreme due to expected high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation. High winds also cause falling trees and branches, which can cause injury.”

The parks impacted will include Wildcat Canyon, Kennedy Grove, Anthony Chabot, Claremont Canyon, Huckleberry, Lake Chabot, Leona Canyon, Redwood, Roberts, Sibley and Tilden. The EBRPD Fire Department will be staffing various park fire stations in cooperation with CalFire, which is on high alert.

During the closure, local residents are advised by the EBRPD not to enter the parks. Those who do so will be will be subject to citation or arrest for violating the Park District’s Ordinance 38.

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