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Ventura County reopens parks, playgrounds and campgrounds to remain closed

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Ventura County has reopened all county parks after closing them to protect the community from COVID-19.

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The County of Ventura announced that it reopened all county parks on Friday at 5 p.m. However, the parks are specifically open to bicycle and pedestrian access only.

The parks have been closed to support the health of community members during the COVID-19 response efforts.

The county said playgrounds, tennis courts, community centers, campgrounds and golf courses will remain closed at this time.

“Our parks and open spaces are wonderful places for our community members to enjoy. This is one step on the road to reopening. We are so grateful for the sacrifices made by so many during this time. We appreciate that those steps helped save lives and helped lead us to a place where we can now reopen these great facilities. We thank our community members for continuing to follow the guidance by the Public Health Department so that we can continue to reopen even more facilities throughout our County,” said Mike Powers, County of Ventura CEO.

“We are happy to be able to open the County Parks for day use for our community members to enjoy. We are able to do this because the residents of Ventura County have been very cooperative in complying with Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Levin’s orders to stay well at home,” said Dave Sasek, Director of the General Services Agency. “County Parks will continue to assess park operations while providing access to healthy outdoor options. We’re asking the community’s help to keep these facilities open. When visiting our parks please remember to practice social distancing so that we can continue to work to stop the spread of COVID-19."

For more information on county parks and trails, you can visit www.ventura.org/parks-department.

Coronavirus / Health / Lifestyle / Ventura County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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