loquat 3 Mar 31, 2020 08:26 AM Are Parks Monitored? Contrary to the many opinions on this thread, here are some facts to answer your question. Yes, the City Parks Department has posted many signs throughout the parks system advising patrons to adhere to CDC and County Health guidelines. Yes, Parks are still being monitored by the handful of Park Rangers who are brave and deal with a lot of unpleasant situations so the rest of us can enjoy our city without fear. Yes, Skater's Point is now fenced-off. The skaters weren't self-policing, so the Parks Department had to step in and enforce for the safety of the public. Which brings me to my last point. If we could respectfully self-police each other then we wouldn't have to rely on authorities to act as arbitrators between us. We don't have to start fights when we ask our fellow citizens to disband, stop playing basketball, stop 15 person yoga groups at Shoreline Park, stop flooding specific areas (Harbor). With the kindness we expect from others we can communicate just how serious this pandemic is, and little by little most of us will see the light. 80% of us are thoughtful enough to take drastic measures. It's that 20% of the population who is prolonging our risk. I believe extreme kindness and truth is the best way to influence the 20% to join-in on the collective effort.