Chula Vista will reopen its parks and trails to the public on Friday under some guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Councilmember John McCann.
The city will reopen its public parks, dog parks and trails at 7 a.m. Friday, McCann announced on Wednesday via Facebook.
“You will now be able to walk and jog in our parks, or take your pup to a dog park again,” McCann said in the announcement.
Parking lots will reopen along with the parks, but restrooms will remain closed. Organized group and sporting events will not immediately be allowed, McCann said. It is unclear when that will change.
Those who visit Chula Vista’s parks will have to abide by their guidelines, which include wearing facial covering and staying six feet away from people outside of your household.
The city is also opening up its golf course, but with its own set of rules and restrictions. It's recommended you call the course ahead of time at (619) 479-4141 to schedule a tee time.
Although San Diego County allowed cities to ease restrictions on its parks earlier this month, Chula Vista initially kept theirs closed because the city dealing with a higher rate of COVID-19 transmission than anywhere else in the county, and had the second-highest total cases in the county next to the city of San Diego.