The City of Malibu will open City Parks for public use starting on Friday, May 15, at 12 p.m. with physical distancing requirements and safety guidelines in place to protect the health and safety of the community and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The City will reopen the following parks to the public:

• Malibu Bluffs Park

• Legacy Park

• Las Flores Creek Park

• Trancas Canyon Park and Dog Park

• Malibu Equestrian Park

“It is important for the mental and physical wellbeing of our community to be able to enjoy outdoor recreation, relaxation and sports, fresh air, and the natural beauty that we cherish in Malibu, so I am very happy that we are able to open our City parks today,” said Mayor Karen Farrer. “I am proud of the City for working quickly and diligently to ensure that we have measures in place to ensure the community can use our parks safely, and I urge all park users to join us in being responsible and courteous and following all of the guidelines.”

Playgrounds, gathering areas, athletic fields, athletic facilities, and indoor facilities remain closed.

Please make sure to plan your visit accordingly and remember to carry with you cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer, water and sunscreen. Portable restrooms are available at Malibu Bluffs Park and Trancas Canyon Park only. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health requires people to wear cloth face coverings while outside the home whenever nearby or passing other people, and inside any business or facility that has been allowed to open under the County Order.

Park users are asked to adhere to the following safety guidelines and physical distancing requirements when utilizing parks:

·   Do not enter the park if you are feeling sick or have a fever

·   Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet at all times

·   The use of cloth face coverings is required outdoors whenever near or passing by other people

·   Do not gather in groups

·   No group or team athletics are permitted

·   Use the parks with members of your household only

For more information, call the Malibu Community Services Department at (310) 317-1364.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer

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