By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The City of Victorville announced that it will reopen all but two of its City parks for limited use effective April 30. The move follows the County of San Bernardino’s revised Health Order permitting passive recreation, which includes activities like walking, jogging and bicycle-riding. City Officials opened Green Tree Golf Course on April 25.
As a precautionary measure and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, park visitors must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. All common areas within the parks such as restrooms, drinking fountains, playground and fitness equipment, picnic tables and BBQ areas are off limits. Courts and fields remain closed for team activities, but they may be used by individuals or by those who live in the same household.
“We are opening our City parks because we understand how important exercise and outdoor activities are to overall health and well-being, but I urge our residents to take necessary precautions to protect their own health and to protect the most vulnerable in our community from COVID-19,” said Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia. “Please continue to practice social distancing, public health hygiene, and wear a face covering.”
Rockview Park and Old Victor Park, which had limited access prior to the pandemic, will remain closed.
Additional information about the City of Victorville’s response to COVID-19, its operational changes and helpful resources to assist community members, seniors and local businesses can be found on the City’s website at VictorvilleCA.gov/coronavirus.
Located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert Region.Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 125,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreation activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with this city that is within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, other major attractions; and less than an hour from Ontario International Airport.