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Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Beach and Park Closures for July 4 2020 Weekend

July 1, 2020

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LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2020) – The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) announced today that in compliance with the Los Angeles County Public Health directive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all beach access managed by the MRCA will be closed July 3-July 6, 2020.  This includes (east to west):

  • Miramar Coastal Overlook (Las Tunas Beach)
  • Dolphin View Coastal Overlook (Big Rock Beach)
  • Big Rock West (Big Rock Beach)
  • Carbon Beach East (Carbon Beach)
  • Carbon Beach West (Carbon Beach)
  • Malibu Road East (Amarillo Beach)
  • Geoffrey’s and Seacliff (Escondido Beach)
  • Bunnie Lane (Lechuza Beach)
  • East Sea Level Dr and West Sea Level Dr (Lechuza Beach)

Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park in Elysian Valley, the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, and the Jerome C. Daniel Overlook will remain remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Use of fireworks and of fire of any kind is prohibited in all MRCA parks. MRCA Rangers will be out in full force on July 4 and will enforce all violations. Face masks must be worn at all times at all MRCA-operated parks and 6′ distancing from others must be maintained.

“With the exception of the beaches and the parks previously closed by the pandemic, we intend to keep all MRCA parks and trails open for the holiday weekend, unless conditions change,” said Fernando Gomez, Chief Ranger of the MRCA.

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is a local government public entity dedicated to the preservation and management of open space and parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat. The MRCA works in cooperation with other government partners to acquire parkland, participate in vital planning processes, provide natural resources and scientific expertise, and complete major park improvement projects. The MRCA manages and provides ranger services and fire protection for almost 75,000 acres of parkland that it owns and that are owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy or other agencies and provides comprehensive education and interpretation and leadership programs for youth. It is one of the lead agencies providing for the revitalization of the Los Angeles River.

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