Tuesday, March 17, 2020

CoViD-19: Mission Trails Visitor and Interpretive Center Closure

photo taken at Mission Trails on 1.9.2020.
Most of the closures across the county and across the country heartbreaking because of their devastating impact (like all the bars, restaurants, and venues presently shut down,) but after my post of things that we could still do, though I was kind of expecting this closure from Mission Trails, it doesn't mean I'm not bummed about it. But to clarify, the lot gates won't be opened and the visitors' center will stay closed (which means NO BATHROOM ACCESS, so plan accordingly) but it doesn't mean you can't find those surrounding parking areas and still have a little hike through, or start on the other side by Kumeyaay Lake and walk in that way. Just don't be stupid, because the last thing we need is our first responders taking care of you when they've got so much else to deal with at the moment. Mission Trails press release after the jump.

In response to an Executive Order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom and recommendations from the California Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19, the City of San Diego has temporarily closed the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Visitor and Interpretive Center until at least Monday, April 6. Please note that this closure also applies to all after-hours events and user group meetings at the Visitor Center. The Kumeyaay Lake Campground is also closed until at least April 6, 2020.

In addition, all regularly scheduled MTRP events and volunteer work crews are cancelled during this time, and the park’s gates and parking lots will be closed during this timeframe as well. The 28th Annual MTRP Photo Contest is cancelled this year.

We thank you for your understanding during this time and will post updates as they become available.

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