Park Usage Guidelines

Getting out into nature is important for self-care, both physically and mentally, but it is still important to follow social distancing best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you do venture outdoors, please follow the recommended guidelines when using parks and trails to keep you and your family healthy.


  • Stay Home: Stay home if you are sick or show any symptoms.
  • Wash Your Hands: Wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water before coming to the park. Carry hand sanitizer and avoid touching railings, picnic tables and benches.
  • Wear A Mask: Cloth face coverings are required state-wide in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Keep Your Distance: Maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and others, and avoid group gatherings with those outside your immediate household.​ Give notice when passing on a trail. If it’s crowded, choose another park or trail.
  • Pack It Up: Take your trash with you when you leave. Bring your own water and expect bathroom closures.
  • Respect Closures: At this time, only Elk Rock Island and the trail at Spring Park are closed due to fire damage. All parks, trails, playgrounds and sports courts are open.
  • Keep Dogs On A Leash – Keep your dog on a leash at all times, don’t allow your dog to greet other dogs and pick up after your pet.

See the full list of general park rules here. Learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself by visiting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.