Park Closure Information

Are the parks open? 

Parks and parking lots are open in a limited capacity. However, gathering, group activities and most team sports are still prohibited (when including those outside your household unit). Please practice social distancing when you come in contact with other park visitors. Face coverings are not required for outdoor recreation with your family or solo, but strongly recommended in addition to social distancing when you encounter others.

Can I walk to and around my local park alone or with family, play catch, have a picnic, etc.?

You can walk, jog, exercise, and walk your dog. Additionally, you may walk along with your family group. But you cannot stop for a picnic or use the sports fields for any activities involving groups that extend beyond your household unit. All other park rules are still in effect (no smoking, dogs must be on a leash, cannot park a vehicle in a parking lot after sunset). Residents must assume the responsibility of proper social distancing and face covering in order to keep the community safe. 

Can I walk/run on the park trails?

As long as you are actively walking/jogging and there are no crowds or large groups, use of the trails is allowed. If you see others on the trails, please allow for social distancing space (at least 6 feet) before you set out on the trail. If you see large crowds on the trail, please postpone your walk/run. Please do not contact the 9-1-1 emergency system to report groups of people. Instead, if an individual encounters a group that entails more than immediate family members, contact the City’s hotline at (951) 461-6391.This hotline insures the emergency system is not overburdened. Face coverings are not required during outdoor activity for individuals or household units who are not near other groups. But they are strongly recommended in addition to social distancing of six feet if you are near others.

Specifically what is open?

Parks, trails, and outdoor areas may be used for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, equestrian activities, and other non-contact outdoor sports such as tennis and Frisbee Golf. Dog parks are open. Social distancing must be maintained at all times.

What is closed?

Activities that create contact with individuals, fixed objects or shared items, such as picnic tables, playgrounds, activities involving groups of children, adult or children team sports, spectator sports, or other similar public or private events and gatherings are prohibited if they include individuals from outside the household unit.

Are you citing, fining people?

Should the City receive a complaint, staff will respond based on priority. Residents have understood that this is a health crisis and once we explain or ask them to stop, all have complied. The City looks forward to opening the rest of the park facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.

On May 8, 2020, Riverside County Board of Supervisors rescinded the local Public Health Order, reverting fully to State requirements. Read more about the State of California orders here.