2020 UC Celebration 4th of July event at Standley Park cancelled

In alignment with the State of California’s Stay-at-Home Order prohibiting large events and gatherings, and prioritizing public health, the University City Parks Council (UCPC) and the UC Celebration Committee (UCCC) jointly announce that the 2020 UC Celebration will not go on as planned on the 4th of July at Standley Park.

At a Parks Council board meeting on May 11, 2020, UCPC president John Schindel and UCCC chair Randall Tonini noted that the UC Celebration attracts thousands of residents and visitors to Standley Park at the day-long event. The UC Celebration has been a tradition in University City for over 30 years. They understand that area residents will be disappointed that the annual tradition will be interrupted this year.

Ultimately, however, the UC Celebration event sponsors decided that public health is most important, and they must follow state public health directives which say large public events are not allowed and aren’t likely to be allowed for some time. They look forward to the return of the UC Celebration 4th of July event in 2021. For more information about last year’s UC Celebration, visit https://uccelebration.com/

Please note: Community and neighborhood parks, as well as certain trails in open space parks, are open for passive purposes only (walking, jogging, or hiking). Park parking lots remain closed and park patrons should only be visiting parks that are within walking distance from their neighborhoods. Gatherings and non-physical distancing activities are not allowed. For more information on the status of Parks & Recreation and other City services, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/status


Do you have ideas for alternate celebrations while practicing social distancing? Driveway barbecues? Neighborhood bike parades? Yard decorations? Share your ideas through UCCA’s contact us link at https://www.universitycitynews.org/contact-us-or-volunteer-in-uc/

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