San Diego to reopen several shoreline parks, piers, boardwalks

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 20:15:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday that several more shoreline park areas and piers and boardwalks would be reopened this week amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Faulconer says the following will be reopened in June and July:

  • June 8: East and West Mission Bay Parks will be open for park and water use, including parking lots at 100% capacity.
  • June 8: Fiesta Island opens to pedestrians, dogs, and cyclists only.
  • June 9: All piers and boardwalks within city limits reopen.
  • June 12: Balboa Park Central Mesa reopens and all Balboa Park parking lots open at 100% capacity.
  • July 6: Fiesta Island opens to vehicles.

Gatherings are still prohibited and social distancing is still required at beaches and parks. Mayor Faulconer said active sports at the beach are still banned as well.

"We're continuing to make meaningful progress as we continue to reopen across San Diego," Faulconer said.

This week, county beaches allowed visitors to sit, sunbathe, and relax on the sand, in addition to passive activities like walking and running.

Ocean activities, like swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding continue to be allowed. Recreational boating for singe-household units is also allowed and fishing is allowed, but not from the shoreline in San Diego.

The city's updated reopenings can be found here, and the county's health orders can be found online here.