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.
  • Masks Optional: Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) will no longer require staff and visitors to use face coverings in all NCPRD buildings and parks, in accordance with the statewide mandate. Masks will still be made available for visitors upon request.
  • 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, all parks, trails, playgrounds and sports courts are open. However, if you see areas with closure signs, please do not enter.
  • 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.