City of Arcata
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POLICE INCREASE 420 ENFORCEMENT
The Arcata Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will be partnering on Friday, April 20, to increase enforcement in and around Redwood Park. In past years Redwood Park, the Community Forest, and the surrounding neighborhoods have been negatively impacted by the gatherings that have occurred on April 20.
Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman said, "The damage to the park and forest in past years have been a significant burden on the community. Over the past two years we have successfully reduced many of the previous problems associated with this unsanctioned event. We will continue our efforts this year to ensure the safety of the citizens and the protection of public property."
Law enforcement will be strictly enforcing all laws related to the use of Redwood Park. Smoking and alcohol consumption are prohibited.
Redwood Park and the Arcata Community Forest are beautiful family friendly resources available to all community members. The Arcata Police Department and the City of Arcata encourage people to use Redwood Park and the Community Forest in a responsible and respectful manner.