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Fire Danger In East Bay Hills Forces Closure Of Area Parks Starting Sunday

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Parks affected include Anthony Chabot, Claremont Canyon, Huckleberry, Lake Chabot, Leona Canyon, Redwood, Roberts, Sibley, Tilden, Wildcat Canyon, and Kennedy Grove

Friday, October 23, 2020 (Oakland, CA) – A 20-year wind event is expected to hit the Bay Area starting Sunday, October 25, 2020. 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 following East Bay Regional Parks are closed from Sunday, October 25, 2020, through Monday, October 26, 2020, due to extreme weather and fire dangers:

·        Anthony Chabot Regional Park (including Anthony Chabot campground)

·         Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

·         Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

·         Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

·         Lake Chabot Regional Park

·         Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve

·         Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

·         Roberts Regional Recreation Area

·         Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

·         Tilden Regional Park

·         Wildcat Canyon Regional Park (including Alvarado Park)

EBRPD Fire Department will be staffing several park fire stations along with CalFire, who remains on high alert.

Residents are advised not to enter any East Bay Regional Parks during the closure. Anyone entering Regional Parks will be subject to citation or arrest for violation of the Park District’s Ordinance 38.

For up-to-date information on the closures and re-openings, visit www.ebparks.org.


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