STORMWATCH: Sandbag locations across the Bay Area

Empty sandbags sit at a filling station in Novato, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Here are sandbag locations around the Bay Area to help prepare for what will be our first storm ever rated a "4" since we created our Storm Impact Scale. More locations will be added as information comes in.

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San Mateo County

Public Works Corporation Yard, Dinkelspiel Station Lane near Fair Oaks

Belmont Corporation Yard, 110 Sem Lane
City Hall, 1 Twin Pines

600 California Drive

Town Corporation Yard, 601 F Street

Daly City
Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant, 153 Lake Merced Blvd.
Public Works Corporation Yard, 798 Niantic Ave.

East Palo Alto
Public Works Corporation Yard, 150 Tara Road

Foster City
Foster City Hall, 610 Foster City Blvd.

Half Moon Bay
City Hall, 501 Main Street

Parking lot on the North side of Town Hall, at 1600 Floribunda Ave

Menlo Park
Traffic Island in front of 222 Laurel Avenue
The parking lot at Burgess Drive and Alma Street
The Menlo Park Fire District Station 77, 1467 Chilco Street

Library parking lot off Poplar Ave at Lansdale

Public Works Corporation Yard, 675 Oceana Blvd.
Behind the Linda Mar Fire Station at 1100 Linda Mar Blvd.

Portola Valley
Portola Valley Town Center, by the drive way near the tennis courts

Redwood City
Public parking lot Corporation Yard, 1400 Broadway at Chestnut Street

San Bruno
Corp Yard-San Felipe Ave. at Huntington Ave.
Fire Station 51-555 El Camino Real

San Carlos
Corporation Yard employee parking lot, 1000 Branston Road.

San Mateo
2015 Detroit Dr. San Mateo
1949 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo

South San Francisco
Public works Building, 550 North Canal Street

Town Hall parking lot, 2955 Woodside Road

Unincorporated/County Area Communities:
Pescadero - High School 350 Butano Cut-Off
La Honda - Corporation Yard 59 Entrada Way
Princeton - County Corporation Yard 203 Cornell Avenue
Redwood City - County Corporation Yard - 752 Chestnut S

Contra Costa County

Fire Station 41 on Moraga Way

West County Detention Facility 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond:
Bags are located in a large gray plastic trash bin. The sand cradle is on the south side of the facility parking area.

Byron Airport 500 Eagle Court, Byron:
Bags are located in the pump house at the junction of Byron Hot Springs Road and Holey Road. Contact Airport staff at 925-634-0147 for access. The sand cradle is located on the west side of the pump house.

Knightsen Farm Bureau Building/County Agriculture-3020 2nd St., Knightsen:
Located at the north end of the parking lot next to the building.

Ambrose Recreation Center/CCC Family Service Center 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point:

Bags are located in a large green plastic trash bin on the west side of the parking lot next to the fence line approximately of the way back to the playing fields.

County Public Works 2475 Waterbird Way, Martinez (across from County Fueling Station:
Bags are located in a large gray plastic trash bin located at the parking stall north of the fueling station. Nearest cross street is Imhoff Drive.

Howe Homestead 2950 Walnut Boulevard, Walnut Creek:
Bags and sand located in the parking lot.


Beginning immediately sandbags can be picked up from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fairfield's Public Works Corporation Yard, 420 Gregory St. There is a 10-bag limit. Sand is available at two locations: the corner of Pittman and Cordelia roads and the southeast corner of Allan Witt Park off Woolner Avenue. Bring your own shovels; these sand bagging locations are "self-serve".

Menlo Park

Menlo Park maintains three sandbag stations for residents to pick up sandbags:

- Alma Street and Burgess Drive

- Laurel Avenue and Pope Street

- Fire Station 77 at 1467 Chilco St.

Filled sand bags are provided while supplies last, then sand and empty sand bags will be available. Please bring your own shovel. Additional information is located on the City's website here.

Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Avenue

Rohnert Park
Sand and sandbags are available for residents at the Community Center parking lot, 5401 Snyder Lane.

Forestville Fire Department
6554 Mirabel Rd, Forestville, CA 95436

Monte Rio Fire Department
9870 Main St, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Russian River Fire Protection
14100 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

Santa Clara County

Palo Alto

1925 Embarcadero Road, adjacent to Palo Alto Air Terminal

Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive near baseball field. Bags and sand available all day.

Rinconada Park Tennis Court Parking Lot (intersection of Hopkins Ave and Newell Road)


Northeast corner of Gold and Catherine streets.

Located behind George Mayne Elementary School, 5030 N 1st Street (entrance on Wilson Way behind school)

San Jose

City Main Yard, 1404 Mabury Road (self fill, sand and empty bags are provided)

City Central Service Yard, 1661 Senter Road at Phelan Ave

Santa Clara Valley Water District Winfield Warehouse, 5905 Winfield Boulevard between Blossom Hill Road and Coleman Avenue, bag pickup street access only

County East Yard, 1505 Schallenberger Rd. Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

County West Yard, 11030 Doyle Rd., bags and sand available anytime outside gate

City West Yard, 5090 Williams Road, filled sandbags available anytime outside gate

Morgan Hill

El Toro Fire Station, 18300 Old Monterey Road, next to the Union Pacific Railroad overpass above Monterey Highway


Hall Memorial Park (parking lot), La Honda/Hermina Street. Additional bags located at the Sports Center at 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.

Mountain View

Public services, 231 N. Whisman Ave. (Located at Whisman Rd. and Gladys Ave)

Los Altos

Municipal Service Center, 707 Fremont Ave. at McKenzie Park parking lot. Bags and sand available all day.

Los Altos Hills

Corporation Yard, 27500 Purissima Rd. at the Little League Field


City Corporation Yard, 10555 Mary Ave. Bags and sand available all day.


Corporation Yard, 221 Commercial St. at the end of California Street. Bags and sand available all day.

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno

41 Miles Avenue at Balzer Field parking lot. (Monte Sereno residents pick up at Los Gatos site)


Corporation Yard, 19700 Allendale Ave, near post office. Bags and sand available anytime outside gate


City Corporation Yard, 290 South Dillon Ave.

Morgan Hill

City Corporation Yard, 100 Edes Ct.


City of Gilroy Corporation Yard, 613 Old Gilroy Street. Bags and sand available anytime in front of the corporation yard.

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