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County Parks Open For Visitors, Anglers
Visitors can enjoy stop and smell the cherry blossoms that have sprung forth at Micke Grove Park. San Joaquin County Parks Photo

The cherry blossoms in Micke Grove’s Japanese Garden are in full bloom, and if you’re like San Joaquin County Parks officials, you’re ready for spring.

County parks officials want to remind residents that while most of the county’s regional parks remain open, large scale gatherings are still prohibited.

All of the county parks rental facilities, outdoors and indoors, remain closed. Single household gatherings are allowed in the parks, but all first-come, first-serve rules apply.

The parks are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and there’s still plenty to do; from hiking and fishing to disc golf or visiting the gardens or Micke Grove Zoo.

Sticking to these guidelines will help parks stay open.

Also, officials report that 600 pounds of fish have been planted at Oak Grove Regional Park.

Kids 15 and under fish for free. Anglers 16 and older are $5; and a valid CA fishing license is required. Parking at Oak Grove is $5 weekdays, $6 on weekends and most holidays.