The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District announced this week it is closing preserves in San Mateo County on Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend at the direction of the San Mateo County public health officer.
The following Midpen preserves are affected:
- Coal Creek
- El Corte de Madera Creek
- La Honda Creek
- Los Trancos
- Long Ridge
- Pulgas Ridge
- Purisima Creek Redwoods
- Russian Ridge
- Skyline Ridge
- Teague Hill
- Windy Hill
These preserves will remain closed throughout the week:
In San Mateo County, public health officials have restricted travel for outdoor recreation to within five miles from home.
“Public health officials agree that outdoor activity is essential, and we ask that if you have a backyard or safe neighborhood that you stay close to home and look for nature there,” said MidPen General Manager Ana María Ruiz. “We also recognize not everyone in our community has these opportunities, which is why we’re working hard to keep the preserves open as much as possible. To do that safely, we need everyone’s help to avoid overcrowding. If the parking lot is full, the preserve trails are full.”
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