Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many parks and visitor nature/entertainment centres are still closed. Education programs also remain closed in most parts of the East Bay Regional Park District. Even so, naturalists are giving you an exclusive opportunity to enjoy what nature has in store for you. They have been working extremely hard to produce entertainment and educational videos online. The video content is exclusive and covers an array of topics including history videos. So far, over 90 per cent of EBRPD parks are still open.
To ensure everyone is entertained, the East Bay district produces videos that cover ground squirrels, bats, tarantulas, white-tailed kites, flower dissection and geology among other exciting topics. To access the videos, you can easily download virtual reality park experiences app, Songs and Stories designed for children among other exciting videos. All these can also be accessed at the park district webpage official website ebparks.org/Digital Learning. At the home page of the district webpage, you can also enjoy learning by clicking on ‘Activities then click at Digital Learning’.
While you are welcome to visit actual parklands while adhering to COVID-19 safety measures, you can access real-time updates by clicking COVID-19 Park & Trail Updates at the top of the district home page. Some of the parks that are still closed in the region include: Castle Rock Recreation Area in Walnut Creek, Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond and Bay Point Regional Shoreline in Pittsburg.
If you choose to visit Del Valle Regional Park south of Livermore, you should be aware of the closed intersection with Mendenhall Road. The staging area is at Arroyo Road and is often for all. As such, you can explore the park from Badger Cove conveniently. When visiting the parks, all visitors are advised to keep in mind all safety measures that have been put in place by relevant authorities.