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Imperial Beach begins re-opening of some parks

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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.

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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
  • 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.