COVID-19 Park Closure Updates

Please read below for updated information regarding Bay Area park closures.

*Updated as of March 27, 2020*

California State Parks:

To date, State Parks has proactively taken the following steps in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:


  • Parks Temporarily Closed to Vehicular Traffic
  • High public-use indoor facilities––including museums, visitor centers and cafés––have been closed until further notice.
  • All campgrounds across the state have been closed until further notice. All current reservation holders affected by the temporary closures have received a notification from ReserveCalifornia of their cancellation and refunds will be provided.
  • Social distancing advisements: Public health officials are advising the public to walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods and walk to parks. Most importantly, the public is being asked not to congregate in the outdoors. Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors and staying home if they are sick. If visitors cannot maintain social distancing, they need to leave the park.
  • Additional cleanings of public-facing facilities: Public-facing facilities, such as restrooms, are being cleaned more frequently per recommended protocols. Additionally, employee offices and facilities are being disinfected before and after work for use by essential employees.
  • Cancellation of events: All events being held in the State Park System have been cancelled until further notice. Additionally, no new event cancellations or requests to postpone already-approved events will be accepted at this time.

What Is Open in Our Parks:

  • As of today, non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. Day-use restrooms also remain open, and visitors are advised to bring soap for handwashing and to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when water is not available.

City of Berkeley: (March 24th) “To reduce COVID-19 spread within our community at this critical time, I have closed all City of Berkeley play structures, athletic courts, dog parks and certain sports fields.” –Dee Williams-Ridley, Berkeley City Manager

Closed Parks: 

  • 63rd Street Mini Park, 1615 63rd St.
  • Bateman Mall Park, 3027 Colby St.
  • Becky Temko Tot Park, 2424 Roosevelt St.
  • Charlie Dohr Mini Park, 2208 Action St.
  • Grizzly Peak Park, 50 Whitaker Ave.
  • Haskell-Mabel Mini Park, 1255 Haskell St.
  • Ohlone Dog Park, 1800 Hearst Ave.
  • Price Street Mini Park, 1631 Prince St.
  • Virginia McGee Totland, 1644 Virginia
  • King Pool, 1700 Hopkins
  • West Campus Pool, 2100 Browning
  • Adventure Playground, 160 University
  • Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St.
  • James Kenney Community Center, 1720 8th St.
  • Live Oak Community Center, 1301 Shattuck
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Services Center/Young Adult Project (YAP), 1730 Oregon St.
  • Shorebird Park nature center, 160 University
  • Willard Clubhouse, 2720 Hillegass
  • Berkeley Skate Park, 711 Harrison
  • Gabe Catalfo Fields, 1100 4th St.
  • Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex, 400 Gilman St.

Marin County Parks:

All Marin County Parks locations are under restrictions, to comply with the Marin County public health order issued March 22, 2020. The order was issued when popular beaches and trailheads in Marin became dangerously overcrowded.

Marin County’s public health officer is asking people not to drive to beaches, open space, or parks outside their neighborhoods. Avoid places where groups are gathering. Community members may walk or bike to nearby preserves, parks, and pathways that are open.  View the updated location list.

Stay local, and protect yourself. Marin County Parks will continue to support efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as needed, based on public health guidance.S

San Mateo County Parks: Parks Open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Restrooms, playgrounds, all picnic areas, and visitor centers are closed)

  • Coyote Point Recreation Area – no parking; walk in only
  • Coyote Point Marina – tenants only, no fishing, boat launch ramp closed
  • Crystal Springs Regional Trail
  • Devils’ Slide Trail
  • Edgewood Park
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve – beach and Seal Cove stairway closed
  • Huddart Park
  • Junipero Serra Park – no parking; walk in only
  • Mirada Surf
  • Pescadero Creek Park
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • Quarry Park
  • San Bruno Mountain Park
  • San Pedro Valley Park
  • Sam McDonald Park
  • Wunderlich Park
  • Ralston Bike Trail and Sheep Camp Trail
  • Park Closures
  • Flood Park
  • Friendship Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Sanchez Adobe
  • Woodside Store

Other Service Closures

All reservations are canceled through April 12 and no reservations will be accepted from now through April 12. The reservations phone line at (650) 363-4020 will be available Monday through Thursday to leave messages regarding reservations and cancellations. During this period, park staff will monitor email and phone messages and respond as appropriate in a timely manner. 

All events are canceled. This includes Bicycle Sunday.

The Parks main office in Redwood City is closed.

The Parks Commission Meeting scheduled for April 2 has been canceled.

East Bay Regional Parks: 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 health emergency remains a serious and evolving situation. The East Bay Regional Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and public safety. This past weekend, the Park District saw more people in parks than on a busy holiday.

“We are all in this together,” said Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “We want to help everyone during this crisis by keeping parks open, but safety of the public and our employees is our top priority.”

Park visitation and park use will be monitored closely, with additional closures possible. Currently, state and county health departments have told us they want East Bay Regional Parks to remain open and accessible for outdoor activity if possible. However, it may be necessary to close more park areas based on overcrowding or additional orders from State or local health agencies

We thank the public for their cooperation and understanding during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Keeping parks open for the public is challenging with limited staffing and the Park District is doing its best to balance the requirements of State and local health agencies’ “Shelter in Place” orders, and the community’s need for exercise and stress relief.

The list below of parks, developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points will be closed beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

All picnic areas, restrooms, water fountains, swim facilities/areas, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020


  • Black Diamond Mines – Upper Parking Lot Closed (Parking available at Sidney Flat)
  • Castle Rock Recreation Area Closed
  • Contra Loma Closed (Trails Open from Frederickson Lane)
  • Crown Beach – Otis Parking Lot Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Del Valle Closed (Trail Access from Arroyo Staging Area Only)
  • Diablo Foothills Closed (Limited Parking for Trail Access)
  • Garin/Dry Creek – Meyer’s Garden Closed
  • Point Isabel – Main Parking Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park – Redwood Road Gate Closed
  • Piedmont Stables (Boarders Allowed to Care for Horses)
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Main Park Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Shadow Cliffs Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve – Tunnel Road Entrance Closed (All Other Access Points Open)
  • Sunol Regional Wilderness Closed
  • Tilden Botanic Garden – Garden Closed


Anthony Chabot Closures:

  • Marciel Gate
  • Chabot Equestrian Center Parking Lot (Boarders Allowed for Care for Horses)
  • Skyline Stables (Boarders Allowed for Care for Horses)

Ardenwood Closures:

  • Ardenwood Closed

Bay Point Shoreline Closures:

  • Closed Due to Construction

Big Break Closures:

  • Big Break Visitor Center

Black Diamond Closures:

  • Mine Closed
  • Sidney Flats Visitor Center
  • Greathouse Visitor Center
  • Briones Closures:
  • Bear Creek Staging Area

Regional Trails Closures:

  • Lafayette-Moraga Old Moraga Ranch Trail (Closed due to Landslide)

Coyote Hills Closures:

  • Main Parking Lots
  • Coyote Hills Visitor Center

Crown Beach Closures:

  • McKay Parking Lot (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Crab Cove Visitor Center

Del Valle Closures:

Del Valle Visitor Center

  • Garin/Dry Creek/Pioneer Closures:
  • Visitor Center
  • Apple Orchard

Lake Chabot Closures:

  • Boat Ramp (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection)

Lake Temescal Closures:

  • South Parking Lot

Leona Canyon Closures:

  • Main Staging Area

MLK Shoreline Closures:

  • Tidewater Staging Area
  • Tidewater Outdoor Recreation Office
  • Tidewater Oakland Strokes Operations

Quarry Lakes Closures:

  • Boat Ramp (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection)

Sunol Closures:

  • Sunol Visitor Center

Tidewater Closures (See MLK Shoreline):

  • All Areas Closed

Tilden Closures:

  • All Picnic Areas Along Lake Anza and Brook roads
  • Fern Picnic Area Parking
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot, Playground, and Picnic Area
  • Lone Oak Parking Area
  • Lakeview Parking Lot
  • Mineral Springs Parking Lot – No Trails
  • Lake Anza Road and Parking Area
  • Tilden Golf Course
  • Golf Course Gated Lot (Bottom Half)
  • Steam Trains/Golden Gate Live Steamers
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Native Here Nursery
  • South Park Drive (Continued Newt Closure Past April 1)
  • Tilden Botanic Garden Closures:
  • Botanic Garden Visitor Center
  • Tilden Nature Area Closures:
  • Tilden Nature Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
  • Tilden Little Farm
  • Environmental Education Center
  • Indian Camp Parking Lot
  • Wildcat Canyon Closures:
  • Walk-In Entrance Trail into the Alvarado Picnic Area