Park officials have closed Del Valle Regional Park in southeastern Livermore for at least the next two weeks amid flooding concerns as rain continues to fall throughout the region.
Del Valle park, which boasts a reservoir, campground and trails among its recreational amenities, has seen the lake rise to levels so high that flooding is a strong possibility, which would render recreation unsafe for residents, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.
EBRPD manages the recreational amenities at Del Valle, which is a state-owned reservoir operated by the California Department of Water Resources.
Del Valle will be closed to the public at least through March 3, EBRPD officials said Friday. Residents should cancel or reschedule any camping reservations through that date.
The closure could extend later into March depending on weather conditions and the water levels, officials said.
Del Valle is a 4,395-acre public park anchored by the five-mile-long lake that offers a variety of water-based recreation, including swimming, windsurfing, fishing and boating, as well as other outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding and nature study. It is also the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a 28-mile back-country public trail.
For updates on Del Valle's status as the wet weather subsides, visit www.ebparks.org/parks/del_valle/default.htm. To cancel or reschedule a campground reservation, dial 1-888-327-2757 and select "Option 2."