Fishermen, divers, surfers, paddlers, volleyball players and all Kanaha Beach Park users are being impacted by the Parks and Recreation Department’s unpublicized decision to change park rules/signage. The original signs read “Park Hours 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.” New signs now read “Park Hours 7 a.m.-7 p.m.”
There is no regard for the early morning recreationists trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle by getting in the water before heading to work. This action is also denying early evening access to the park for any kind of recreation, surfing, fishing, volleyball, paddling, diving, picnicking.
The “No Parking from 8 p.m.-5 a.m.” signs along Amala Road, just outside the park gates, have been replaced with “No Parking” signs. It seems because the department could not control the illegal campers/homeless, they are now penalizing the entire community. Had the department enforced the original parking signs we would not be in this situation.