The City Council approved opening up Dog Beach and nearby Sunset Park at a meeting on Tuesday, June 2.
Dog Beach was closed when all City beaches shut down April 3 to discourage public gatherings that might help spread the coronavirus. When City beaches reopened on April 27 for limited activities such as walking and running, the City kept Dog Beach closed due to the difficulty visitors had in maintaining the required social distancing.
With the opening of San Diego County beaches June 2 to passive use, including laying out and gathering with members of the same household group, the Council moved forward with reopening Dog Beach and Sunset Beach.
The closing of Sunset Park was due to unexpected gatherings on the grass due to the closure of the beach in early April. Please note that the fire rings and the dog washing station remain closed for now.