Parks hours modified; amenities limited

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In an evolving response to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain areas within parks are closed. Residents are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors for exercise and mental and physical health, while following social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Things to know before you go

  • Park hours are modified from sunrise to sunset.
  • Water fountains are closed; bring your own water to stay hydrated
  • Use a "Leave No Trace" mentality. Bring a suitable trash bag and take everything out to help protect others.
  • Follow CDC guidelines such as:
    • Practice social distancing; maintain a distance of six feet or more between people from different households at all times
    • Wash hands thoroughly and frequently; carry hand sanitizer
    • Practice coughing and sneezing etiquette
    • Wear a face covering as much as possible when in public
    • Stay home if you’re feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness
    • Avoid gathering with others not in your household

  • Tennis Court and Outdoor Pickleball Court Guidelines
    • Players should use their own ball and avoid touching other player’s balls
    • When playing doubles, avoid all incidental contact
    • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet, or other equipment
    • Use racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent
    • Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends of the court
    • Remain apart from other players when taking a break

  • Dog Park Guidelines
    • Limit 10 people or 10 dogs in each area
    • No toys or balls allowed
    • Only let your dog drink from their own bowl

Visitors to the trails, dog parks, skate areas, tennis/pickleball courts, fishing areas, disc golf courses, outdoor walking tracks, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, open meadows, or Collins Hill Golf Course should comply with posted guidelines.

All County parks facilities, aquatic centers, and pools are closed, and programs hosted at these facilities have been canceled until further notice. Staff will be contacting residents who have activity registrations or rental reservations or patrons can contact the facility to learn their options for rescheduling or refund options.

Virtual Park Experience
Enjoy a virtual visit to the park and discover something new!