Waterfront Education sponsored Tidal Splash on Saturday at Abalone Cove. The educational event gathered kids and adults at the tide pools which were experiencing a super low tide revealing an amazing marine world to explore. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

Parks, beaches, community centers and nature preserves have been closed until further notice to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes announced Monday, March 23.

The park closures come after a local emergency proclamation the city adopted at a council meeting last week. Despite Public Health Officers calling for residents to practice social distancing, park rangers saw a high volume of visitors to city parks and its nature preserve over the weekend, said the city.

The Nature Preserve was closed Monday morning because of rain and will remain closed following the announcement. The closure extends to all park buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, restrooms, game courts, and fields.

The full list of closures includes:


  • Abalone Cove Park
  • Abalone Cove Beach
  • Clovercliff Park
  • Del Cerro Park
  • Eastview Park
  • Founders Park
  • Frank A. Vanderlip Park
  • Fred Hesse, Jr. Community Park
  • Grandview Park
  • Ladera Linda Community Center
  • Marilyn Ryan-Sunset Point Park
  • Martingale Trailhead Park
  • Pelican Cove Park
  • Point Vicente Interpretive Center
  • Point Vicente Park/Civic Center
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Beach
  • Robert E. Ryan Community Park
  • Vista Catalina Park

Dog Parks

  • Rancho Caninos Dog Park
  • Eastview Dog Park

Palos Verdes Nature Preserve

  • Abalone Cove Reserve
  • Agua Amarga Reserve
  • Alta Vicente Reserve
  • Filiorum Reserve
  • Forrestal Reserve
  • Ocean Trails Reserve
  • Portuguese Bend Reserve
  • San Ramon Reserve
  • Three Sisters Reserve
  • Vicente Bluffs Reserve
  • Vista Del Norte Reserve

All park programming has also been canceled until further notice, including recreational activities, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, instructional courses, and group sessions/private events.

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