Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve officials warn of parking citations

People visit the poppy fields at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California on April 21, 2019 to view the orange Poppies and other wildflowers as a super bloom of wildflowers have exploded across California's once-parched hills this S

Officials with Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve warned citations will be issued for vehicles parked in the area after announcing the temporary ban of vehicle traffic due to the state’s stay-at-home order.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide "Safer at Home" order on March 19, which restricts non-essential movement to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve officials said in a Facebook post:

“Many are ignoring the intent of this closure (Stay at Home / Shelter in Place) and are driving to the park and parking on access roads adjacent to the park and are receiving citations in clearly posted areas.

Vehicles parked on, or parked off-road adjacent to Lancaster Road near the entrance to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be issued citations. Please do not park in these locations. We do not want to cite vehicles.”

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They also said the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is closed to all vehicle traffic until further notice “in an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19.”

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Along with the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, the other Los Angeles County parks under temporary closures include:

• Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

• El Matador State Beach

• Leo Carrillo State Park

• Los Angeles State Historic Park

• Los Encinos SHP

• Malibu Creek SP

• Malibu Lagoon SB

• Pio Pico CHP

• Rio de Los Angeles SP

• Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB

• Santa Susana Pass SHP

• Topanga SP

• Verdugo Mountains

• Will Rogers SHP

Get more information from the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

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