Pump track reopens with higher fence

The pump track reopened for use after being closed for about two months for the construction of a new fence.

The pump track at the Pacific Highlands Ranch Community Park has reopened after being closed for about two months for the construction of a higher fence. The project, which began in October, was completed ahead of schedule as originally it had been estimated to take up to six months.

The city installed the 12-foot fence around the perimeter of the track in an effort to improve security and discourage use of the track outside normal operating hours, however, a neighbor shared a video of a group of track users scaling the new fence after hours. The pump track’s operating hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The new fence has also already been vandalized. According to Councilmember Barbara Bry, park surveillance video shows a hole being cut into the fence over the Dec. 4 weekend and the San Diego Police Department will be reviewing the footage. Anyone with information about the vandalism is encouraged to call (619) 533-2000.

Per the state’s regional stay-at-home order, parks remain open. Members of the same household are encouraged to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park —remaining socially distanced and wearing facial coverings.