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It’s been a long & difficult road for all of us during these challenging times, but the good news is we will all get through this together & soon.

Restaurants and businesses began reopening these past few weeks and appear to not only be thriving, but are bringing life back to our beautiful downtowns and shopping centers as well.

As you are aware, ParkSmart, Inc. offered free parking during these difficult times, beginning on March 15th. When the Shelter in Place order was lifted on June 3rd, we decided to continue to offer free parking until most of the businesses & restaurants were able to reopen. On June 15th, we decided to start activating pay parking at locations that had a 85% or higher occupancy rate during peak days/hours, and to continue to give free parking at locations with an occupancy rate lower than 85%. Great news, is that a majority of our locations have already hit this 85% benchmark.

Looking forward, we are confident that most locations will have hit this 85% benchmark by July 1st. Our plan is to activate meters on July 1st, and to post signs on all meters a week in advance stating that “Parking Meters will be Enforced effective July 1st.”

The past three months have been tough for everyone, and we’re very excited to get things moving back toward normal soon!


Lafayette Reservoir to Reopen Paved Trail and Parking Lot; Fishing

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Lafayette Reservoir PAVED TRAIL and PARKING LOT opens, Friday, June 12! The Rim Trail has been open over the past few weeks and will remain accessible. Fishing will be allowed, Fishing Permits will be sold through the “iron ranger” at the Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center, picnic areas, playground, drinking fountains and some of the restrooms will remain closed. Boating will not be allowed as the Visitor Center remains closed.

Remember to bring your own water and hand sanitizer.

For current Lafayette Reservoir information please visit their website here:


County Administrator’s Order Rescinding Curfew

Posted June 4, 3pm

The curfews we experienced this week have now been lifted county wide and for the City of Lafayette. Read the Contra Costa County Order (PDF) >>


Countywide Curfew Order Due to Civil Unrest

Stay Indoors from 8pm to 5am. Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a proclamation of local emergency in response to civil disturbances that have disrupted peaceful protests in the County following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. The Board also adopted an order imposing a curfew in Contra Costa County due to civil unrest to begin today at 8:00 p.m. The curfew requires people in the County to stay indoors from 8:00 pm until 5:00 a.m. the following day, until further notice.

Supervisor Andersen and the other Supervisors expressed their strong support for the right of citizens to assemble, march and freely express their opinions. However, they do not want to see these legitimate protests hijacked by individuals using it as a shield to commit vandalism, the destruction of property, violence and theft.

The Order does not apply to peace officers, firefighters, and National Guard deployed to the area, individuals traveling to and from work, people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter, and individuals seeking medical treatment.


Emergency Order of Curfew


Lafayette Curfew Amended To Begin at 8:00 P.M.

Post Date: 06/01/2020 6:12 PM

Due to current conditions in Walnut Creek, with protesters attempting to block I-680, effective immediately, the City of Lafayette’s curfew in the commercial district has been amended to begin at 8:00 p.m. and be in effect until 5:00 a.m. each day until further notice.


Mayor Mike Anderson Issues Emergency Proclamation, Curfew Order for Lafayette

Post Date: 06/01/2020 3:31 PM

Read article here >>



Monday, June 1, 2020  11am

·    Mayor Mike Anderson will be imposing a City State of Emergency. The Mayor made a statement on the City of Lafayette’s Facebook page at 12noon, June 1. You can watch the recording here:

·    Lafayette will impose a curfew from 9:00pm-5:00am until further notice in the downtown area. Contra Costa County is considering a county wide curfew as well.

·    At this time, BART trains are running to all stops including Lafayette. That could change as incidents develop.

·    It appears that some businesses will be closing early today. There is a Protest March scheduled for 3:00pm in Walnut Creek.

·    Preparing your business for any looting or physical damage is your call. A few of our businesses have decided to board up their windows.

·    There is no indication that there will be any incidents in Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department is prepared and has already asked for mutual aide.

We will follow with more information as it develops.

Lafayette Police Department, 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
Emergency 911
24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch (925) 284-5010
General Number (925) 283-3680 Fax (925) 283-4126 

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Planned Protests in Downtown Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Police Department
The Walnut Creek Police Department is urging everyone to avoid the downtown area today. There are several potential protests planned and additional calls on social media for violence and looting. We are suggesting businesses around downtown not open today. We are also asking stores and residences to take steps to prevent property damage, such as removing items that could be used to break windows or cause destruction.Many streets in the downtown area will be closed today. There will be limited BART service to Walnut Creek. The downtown area will be patrolled by officers from Walnut Creek and other agencies. Parking will be extremely limited, and any cars parked illegally will be towed. There is a curfew in effect from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through tomorrow morning, and from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through June 8, 2020.

Your Walnut Creek Police Department stands with those who are horrified by the images out of Minneapolis. We are your first responders. Please help us be there when you need us by ignoring calls for violence as a meaningful response to an incredibly violent act.