Friendship Park is a binational park located at the western end of the US-Mexico border. For generations people have gathered here to meet up with friends and family "across the line." While this historic location remains fully open and joyously well-utilized in Mexico, the U.S. side is marred by a system of double walls erected by the Department of Homeland Security. Since 2008, San Diego Border Patrol officials have severely restricted public access in the United States. In February 2020 they completely closed the Park to the public in the United States. At present they have made no commitment to its re-opening.