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City of San Luis Obispo heightens social distancing enforcement on trails and parks Easter weekend

Posted at 7:23 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 22:56:46-04

If you go to any parks or hiking trails in San Luis Obispo this weekend, you may notice more park rangers there.

The city of San Luis Obispo Recreation and Parks Department is having more park ambassadors and rangers out and about during Easter weekend, to educate community members as they arrive on the importance of social distancing.

To help slow the spread of the virus, city officials have closed all playgrounds in the city until further notice and changed where hikers can enter different trails throughout the city.

"We've had different departments of parks and recreation helping out to at the trail heads, educating people on social distancing, and helping with the new directional trail-heads and different trails throughout open spaces," said Cole Stephenson, an employee of the city of San Luis Obispo's Recreation and Parks Department.

People can still go hiking at Cerro San Luis, Johnson Ranch and Bishop Peak as long as they follow the directional signs and stay six feet apart from others.