All Center for Natural for Natural Lands Management and City of Carlsbad trails are now closed until further notice.

Due to the number of people continuing to gather at city parks, trails and beaches, the City of Carlsbad announced it will temporarily close these public areas starting March 23 to help slow the spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Based on an update to the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 public health order, cities where people are not following social distancing rules at parks, trails and beaches are advised to close these areas to the public.

The order is enforceable by law. The City of Carlsbad Police Department has set up teams to fan out to popular gathering locations and non-essential businesses using and education-first approach. If people don’t comply after that, the police has the authority to issue citations.

Under Governor Gavin Newsom’s ‘stay at home’ order issued on March 19, all individuals living in the State of California were ordered to stay at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.

The trails are closed. If homeowners see that large groups are congregating or there are a large numbers of cars parked near their house CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. No one is allowed to be on the trails.

Thank you so much for your support, and please feel free to reach out to Sarah Godfrey at Center for Natural Lands Management with any questions. Her information is below:

Sarah Godfrey