Moraga police announced the closure of popular Commons Park at dusk Friday, citing the hour as the time coyotes are more apt to roam and making the move after a child was reportedly bitten by a coyote in the park parking lot.
Police made the decision after consulting with wildlife officials. The park will reopen at its usual hour on Saturday and, so far, no announcement has been made relative to another early closure.
A 2-year-old boy suffered a bite wound reportedly inflicted by a coyote on Thursday. The time of the alleged attack was not provided.