California State Parks reminds people to be safe at Oceano Dunes this holiday weekend

Posted at 10:43 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 02:40:09-04
California State Parks encourage safety measures this holiday weekend

It is officially Labor Day weekend which means family and friends will be spending time together.

California State Parks officials want to remind those visiting Oceano Dunes to have fun, but to do so safely.

Samira Iniguez is visiting Oceano Dunes and said the added State Park officials gives her peace of mind.

"I think it is very important because of the labor day weekend or any holiday weekend there is just more people here so there is more potential for people to get into accidents," said Iniguez.

According to California State Parks, more employees will be working this weekend to make sure everyone stays safe, but recommend always being on the alert.

"Just keep your eyes out for traffic. If you are in the off road area you want to remember to wear all your safety gear, helmets, flags and always drive within your limit," said Sgt, Darren Parker with California State Parks.

On Saturday, California State Parks hosted their Junior Ranger program where children and their families could learn the proper precautions to take when visiting the park.

"It is very reassuring there is not a time you can't flag someone down because there is someone always driving around so it is definitely reassuring that you can get someone to help you if need be," said Iniguez.

Sgt. Parker said his main priority is on public safety. According to Parker, if there is an emergency at the Dunes, State Parks will be the first to respond.

California State Parks also wants to remind drivers to keep their speed at 15 MPH on the beach especially when you are within 50 feet of another person.