Park Closure Information

Are the parks open? 

Parks and parking lots are now open in accordance with the County Public Health order dated April 20, 2020. However, certain contact outdoor sports, activities involving groups of children, adults, and children team sports are still prohibited. Social distancing and face coverings must be maintained at all times. Please visit to familiarize yourself with the new public health order.

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. 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.

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. Social distancing and face coverings 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.

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.

View the revised Riverside County Public Health order (April 20, 2020)

View the full Riverside County Public Health order here (April 8, 2020)