Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
August Vollmer has long been lauded for the innovations he brought to policing. But revelations about some of his beliefs are making people reexamine his legacy.
More than 85,000 acres have burned in the region with only 5% containment, EBRPD said in an alert shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The district made the decision in the wake of Monday’s extended order that includes additional restrictions, including dog parks.
The East Bay Regional Park District has announced a raft of new park closures — which affect both parking and trail access — to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
New rules for dog owners are now in effect to maintain safe social distancing.
Parks were temporarily closed Tuesday but will reopen within the next day or two, said EBRPD.
The survey covers how visitors use the 73 parks, issues on the trails, and ideas ranging from water bottle filling stations to natural art installations.
The use of the active ingredient in Roundup is immediately banned around picnic and play areas and will be totally banned from district parks by the end of 2020.
In the first of our five-part Edge Of Extinction video series, we meet the western pond turtles. Although these beloved creatures seem to be doing well, appearances can be deceptive.
We checked in with EBRPD naturalist Ashley Adams to get the lowdown on how to deal with these potentially dangerous creatures.