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RPV Beaches, Parks and Trails Now Open

In accordance with guidance from the County of Los Angeles, on May 13, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes reopened beaches, parks and trails, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, with physical distancing required.

The City encourages residents to participate in recreational outdoor activity in their neighborhoods. If you visit these areas, please do so responsibly, be mindful of your interactions and wear a face covering. All visitors MUST practice physical distancing, staying 6 feet away from others not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory at beaches when out of the water and around others. Face coverings are required at trailheads, parking areas, and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. Children under age 2 and anyone who has trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.

City Staff, Park Rangers and law enforcement are monitoring these areas to ensure compliance with public health directives, and parking restrictions will be enforced. Pursuant to the City Council’s March 17 local emergency proclamation, the City may close these areas if rules are not observed by the public and conditions become unsafe.

Please note that some trails may remain closed, and some trails may have designated directions of travel to encourage physical distancing. Please check trails.rpvca.gov for up-to-date information on temporary trail closures and trail circulation plans. All park programming remains canceled until further notice. This includes all recreational activities, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, instructional courses, and group sessions/private events.

Los Serenos LogoLos Serenos de Point Vicente is a volunteer organization which assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (a museum which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula), Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Forrestal Nature Preserve/Ladera Linda Community Center and the Trails at Trump National.  Los Serenos docents and volunteers provide interpretive and educational services to the community regarding the unique features and natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops and classes.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOS SERENOS: The Los Serenos de Point Vicente docents were formed in answer to a need created by the opening of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in 1984. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, which owns and operates the Center, hired a Recreation Specialist to solicit and train volunteers. The volunteers provide educational information on the natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the migrating Gray whales that could be easily viewed from the Center’s outstanding vantage point by the Center’s many visitors. The first group of 25 volunteers underwent training with local experts on geology, history and marine mammals and after graduation, went to work sharing their enthusiasm and new-found knowledge with local and International visitors. The original class selected the name “Los Serenos de Point Vicente” which means “Night Watchman of Point Vicente” to represent their group. Later the group obtained separate non-profit recognition as a formal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information on Los Serenos, please click HERE.

2020 UPCOMING EVENTS
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!*
*Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures
Abalone coveSunday, November 29 (2:00 pm) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Come walk off some of that turkey and pecan pie! Tour the tide pools teeming with facinating marine life. This is a moderate to strenuous hike and you should wear sturdy shoes as part of the hike will be on cobble stones. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Abalone Cove Parking: First 30 Minutes FREE; 30 Minutes to 2 hours $6; Over 2 Hours $12; Buses $55; Seniors 62+ and Handicapped are FREE year-round

For the complete 2020 Hike Schedule and maps, please click HERE (this is a two-page PDF file with a map on the 2nd page to the park locations.) [Note: Rain cancels. Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures].
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