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Imperial Beach begins re-opening of some parks

Posted at 3:01 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:03:24-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) — Imperial Beach will start to reopen some parks for local residents only amid the coronavirus pandemic.

City leaders say effective Wednesday, the following parks were reopened with restrictions:

  • Dunes Park
  • Portwood Pier Plaza
  • Reama Park
  • Rose Teeple Park
  • Sports Park
  • Veteran's Park

While the above parks were re-opened, the city is only allowing individual active exercise, walking, and jogging as permissible activities. Group sports, gatherings, stationary activities, off-leash dogs, parking, and active sports are prohibited.


Those using the parks must also adhere to social distancing guidelines, wear facial coverings, and not be idle.

Those who are exhibiting coronavirus symptoms or suffering from a cough or fever are also banned from using the parks.

Several Imperial Beach park areas remained closed, including:

  • Beach areas
  • All park and beach parking lots
  • Imperial Beach Pier
  • Tijuana Estuary
  • Borderfield State Park
  • Dog parks
  • Skate parks
  • Soccer fields
  • Recreation centers
  • Little League and Girls Softball fields
  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms, expect Pier Plaza

Imperial Beach's limited reopening of parks follows the City of San Diego's move this week to begin re-opening some parks for residents, with restrictions as well.

San Diego County's beaches remain closed amid the pandemic. The county's cities are coordinating on a phased re-opening of water access, depending on when the county allows beaches to be re-opened.

Wednesday, San Diego County reported 2,491 confirmed coronavirus cases and 96 deaths.