The City of Piedmont announced it would close Linda Beach Playfield at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, until further notice, citing lack of compliance with the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Shelter in Place orders. (Piedmont Recreation Department programs will continue to have access.)
“Despite repeated warnings from city staff, users of this facility have continued to play group sports in violation of COVID-19 health orders,” the release says. “We regret having to take this action, but the actions of field users have necessitated it. The City will examine when the best time to reopen the field is and announce it at a later date. We understand the inconvenience this will cause to residents, but the continued lack of compliance poses a public health risk and must be addressed.”
The notice also says the city is considering additional enforcement measures of health orders.
On July 14, the city said that more than 60 adults playing soccer without masks or following social distancing rules at Beach field refused to abide by a Piedmont Park Ambassador’s request that they follow safety protocols.
Reminder: Alameda County remains on a state watch list due to the spread of COVID-19. Please wear a mask when in public spaces, limit your social interactions, and keep 6 ft distance from others not in your household.