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.
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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
- 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.