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City Closes Pier, Parks, Fields and Other Recreation Facilities and Implores Community to Follow Social Distancing Protocols

Post Date:03/19/2020 1:30 PM

Press Release: City Closes Pier, Parks, Fields and Other Recreation Facilities and Implores Community to Follow Social Distancing Protocol


Bruce Moe, City Manager
City of Manhattan Beach
(310) 802-5053

City Closes Pier, Parks, Fields and Other Recreation Facilities 
and Implores Community to Follow Social Distancing Protocols

Manhattan Beach, CA (March 19, 2020) – The City is closing all parks, fields, sports courts, exercise equipment, and other recreational facilities effective immediately. The iconic Manhattan Beach Pier is also being closed. These steps are being taken to reduce the possibility of the spread of COVID-19.

“It is clear to me that our community is not grasping the serious nature of this pandemic, and are not following the social distancing guidelines. Public health and safety is at risk, and if we don’t all do our parts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it will get much worse, and will have even more serious effects for us all,” said Mayor Richard Montgomery. “At this time, in order to protect public health, we have no choice but to close our parks and playgrounds, and the Manhattan Beach pier among other public gathering locations. I implore our community to treat this situation as the National Emergency that it is, and take every precaution to safeguard each and every person’s health, and the collective health of our community.”

Park, facility and field closures include:

  • Manhattan Beach Pier
  • Live Oak Park (including: Live Oak Field, Tot Lot Play Equipment, North Play Equipment, Tennis Courts, Batting Cages, Basketball Courts, and Dorsey Field, Dog Run)
  • Manhattan Heights Park: (including Play Equipment, Rockwall, Tennis, Pickleball and Paddleball Courts, Basketball Courts and Field)
  • Marine Avenue Park (including: Turf Field, Batting Cages, Baseball Field, Skatepark, Basketball Courts, Racquetball courts, Play Equipment, and Dog Run)
  • Polliwog Park (including: Upper & Lower Playgrounds and Fitness Stations, Begg Field & Begg Pool, and Premier Field)
  • Miraposa Fitness Station
  • Beach Volleyball Courts (south of the pier that City operates)
  • Strand Fitness Station
  • Marine Sports Complex
  • Sand Dune (including: Dune, Stairs, Play Equipment)
  • Larsson Street Parquette
  • 8th Street Parquette
  • Bruce’s Beach (including: Park & Basketball Courts)
  • Manhattan Village (including: Field & Playground)

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH’s website, the City’s website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Instagram.

For questions on the implementation of the County’s order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please send an email to


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