BY EMILY MIBACH
Daily Post Staff Writer
San Mateo County officials announced yesterday that 13 of the county’s 23 parks will reopen on Monday, but people will still need to stay 6 feet away from each other.
The parks have been closed since March 27, when county officials saw a 300% increase of use after the stay-at-home order was issued.
Park users will have to hike single-file on narrow trails, carry face coverings, not meet up with people from outside of their homes and stay 6 feet away from others, according to the county.
Some of the trails will become one-way routes, according to a statement from Parks Director Nicholas Calderon.
The parks that will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
According to Calderon, the parks that are to be reopened are near more populated areas and can be walked to, in order to prevent the potential of congregating in parking lots.
The parks that will open are: Edgewood, Huddart, Wunderlich, San Pedro Valley, Quarry, Pillar Point Bluff, San Bruno Mountain, Junipero Serra Park and Pescadero Creek.
The portion of the Bay Trail that goes through Coyote Point will be accessible, but the rest of the park will be closed.
The Ralston bike trail, which crosses over Interstate 280, will also reopen.
The Crystal Springs Regional Trail will reopen, but bicyclists will not be allowed, this is because the trail is very popular and is expected to be full with hikers, joggers and other pedestrians.
The reopening of the parks is part of a phased reopening of the county’s parks that County Manager Mike Callagy announced on Friday.