EAST BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- The East Bay Regional Park District announced late Thursday evening, it will be closing dozens of open space areas this Sunday and Monday during the Labor Day weekend due to possible high-fire risk amid an Excessive Heat Warning.
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Temperatures in the East Bay are expected to be over 90 degrees and reach the 100s in the farthest inland areas such as Concord, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and Walnut Creek.
Many of the EBRP-owned parks will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5, according to Dave Mason and the park district's fire chief.
On Thursday, ABC7 was in Walnut Creek when both the City of Walnut Creek and City of Concord announced it shut down its open spaces that day due to the Excessive Heat Warning. They will be closed through Labor Day weekend.
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The following parks will be closed on Sunday and Monday:
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The park district says no one is allowed to enter the parks. They warn in an event of an emergency, if someone is in a closed park, police and firefighters may not be able to find and evacuate people.
However, shoreline parks will remain open:
(not Crockett Hills)
The following swim facilities will remain open:
The East Bay Regional Parks provided some tips for the public during the Excessive Heat Warning:
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