More COVID-19 Closures in Newport Beach: Balboa Island Bayfront Walkway, West Jetty Park

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The City of Newport Beach has announced additional steps to be taken to reduce congestion in outdoor areas and limit the spread of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, April 8, the City will close West Jetty Park on the Balboa Peninsula until further notice. Other City parks remain open; however, the relatively small West Jetty Park made social distancing difficult.

Vendors display their artwork along the Balboa Island Bayfront Walkway in May, 2018 / photo by Chris Trela

On Saturday, April 11, the City will close the Balboa Island Bayfront Walkway until further notice. While the recently installed “one-way” directional signage improved social distancing, maintaining safe distances along the narrow Bayfront Walkway has been challenging, according to information from the City.

Also this week (April 7-10), City crews are placing additional signs throughout Newport Beach, including electronic message boards, to discourage any outdoor activities not permitted under the Governor’s “stay at home” order.

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