Oakland residents are being asked to "give the lake a break."
The city’s crackdown on parties and food vendors at parks is getting mixed reaction, some positive and some critical.
Oakland officials have said Lake Merritt is not a mask-free zone, although it may seem like that at times.
"It’s kind of frustrating, because it seems like people aren’t taking it seriously," Sean Moses told KCBS Radio.
Moses said he's tried talking to people about social distancing.
"I’ve done the old man thing like shake a fist, like 'You guys need to go home and just wear a mask,'" Moses said. "How do you corral all these people that are out?"
"We believe in the power of the blood of Jesus Christ is more powerful than any COVID-19, okay, I believe that will all my heart," the man explained.
A release on the city's website said they still "encourage walkers, joggers, and cyclists to get outdoors for fresh air and exercise, which is important to our health, but in keeping with the county order to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are discouraging gatherings and crowds in our parks."