OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Several public parks in the East Bay hills will be closed Sunday in anticipation of high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation that will combine to pose a significant fire risk, the East Bay Regional Parks District officials have announced.
The closures include Anthony Chabot Regional Park, 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 and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
The parks will be closed from Sunday through Monday due to the increased chance of fires, according to the Parks District.
Much of the Bay Area is under a fire weather watch from the National Weather Service, spanning Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.READ MORE: The Game Changer: New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate Cancer
In some mountainous parts of the Bay Area, wind gusts could reach as high as 70 mph, forecasters said.
Parks District Fire Department and Cal Fire officials will staff multiple affected parks. People found trespassing in the closed parks will be subject to a fine or arrest.MORE NEWS: Oakley School Board Interim Trustees Vote to Fill Vacant Seats; Reject Special Election
Up-to-date information on the park closures can be found at ebparks.org.