Coronavirus Park & Open Space Updates

Park & Open Space Updates During COVID-19

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Update as of 5/18/20:

Over the past week, some restrictions due to COVID-19 in parks districts throughout the state have been loosened, with the caveat that everyone continues to practice social distancing, good hygiene and preferably wearing masks when out. Also, vulnerable populations should continue to stay safe at home.

DogTrekker.com and the DogTrekker mobile app feature more than 1,000 local trailheads throughout the state. We will continue to keep the following list as up to date as possible and ask that we all work together to control the spread of this deadly virus. Many park facilities are closed with limited trash pickup, so please pack in, pack out, leaving only paw prints™.

California Park & Open Space District Updates:  
California State Parks

Update as of 5/18/20:

California State Parks is working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units only where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved. Just because the stay-at-home order may be modified, it does not mean things are going back to normal. It is critical that Californians continue to stay close to home, practice physical distancing, avoid congregating with others outside their immediate household and abide to new visitor guidelines State Parks has implemented across the state park system to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening of these public outdoor spaces will be made with little advance notice and visitors should expect a different state park experience than they are used to. Visitors are advised to find out if their local state park is open, what new visitor guidelines are in effect and if parking is available before leaving home. You can search for all 280 state parks and their current info here.

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Update as of 5/11/20:

Many State Parks and Beaches are temporarily closed to the public -- Meaning there is no public access at these public outdoor spaces. All beaches, trails and restrooms within these parks are closed. Additionally, there are no parking facilities for visitors.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, California State Parks announced the launch of a new social media campaign titled “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” to remind the public to practice social distancing when visiting state parks or any outdoor area.

To date, State Parks has proactively taken the following steps in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:
- Currently, 74 parks are now fully closed out of the 280 state park units. Click for a full list by county.
- Parks where vehicular traffic is now closed include the counties of Los Angeles, Marin, San Mateo, Sonoma and San Diego.
- High public-use indoor facilities––including museums, visitor centers and cafés––are closed.
- All campgrounds across the state have been closed until further notice.
- Cancellation of events: All events being held in the State Park System have been cancelled.
- Additional cleanings of public-facing facilities: Public-facing facilities, such as restrooms, are being cleaned more frequently per recommended protocols.
 
Golden Gate National Recreation District
Area
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On April 23, five Bay Area counties, including Alameda and Contra Costa, are requiring the public to carry cloth face coverings and wear them within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. The National Park Service asks for your cooperation when enjoying your local parks and trails that are open. 

DogTrekker.com also urges local visitors to continue to practice safe distancing and continue to Leave Only Paw Prints, including pack-in and pack-out, and protection of natural resources and habitat.

San Francisco County Closures:
- All picnic areas
- Presidio Visitor Center
- Fort Point National Historic Site
- Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
- Lands End Lookout
- Ocean Beach fire pits. (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)
- Baker Beach parking
- West Bluff parking
- Crissy Field - East Beach parking
- Long Avenue parking
- Battery East parking
- Langdon Court parking
- Navy Memorial parking
- Merrie Way parking
- Sloat Boulevard parking at Ocean Beach
- Fort Funston parking
- China Beach parking lot (pedestrian and bicycle access will continue)
- Upper Fort Mason parking areas (except for residents and essential employees)
- Sutro Height parking?

Marin County Closures:
- All picnic areas
- Muir Woods National Monument – entire park and parking are closed. Cancel your reservations here.
- Marin Headlands Visitor Center
- Kirby Cove and Bicentennial campgrounds
- Nike Missile Site
- Point Bonita Lighthouse
- Stinson Beach parking
- Muir Beach Overlook parking
- Muir Beach parking
- Rodeo Beach parking
- Conzelman and McCullough roads and Golden Gate Bridge overlook parking corridors in the Marin Headlands
- Northwest Commuter - Dillingham lot Closed to the Public, Service vehicles only
- Tennessee Valley parking
- Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove parking areas (except for residents and essential NPS and partner employees)
 
San Francisco Recreation & Parks
Area
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Check out DogTrekker.com's list of San Francisco Parks

Parks, trails and open spaces remain open at this time, with the exception of the following list. However, you are encouraged to exercise and get outside subject to Department of Health guidance around social distancing.

On April 23, five Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, are requiring the public to carry cloth face coverings and wear them within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. Health officials ask for your cooperation when enjoying your local parks and trails that are open. 

DogTrekker.com also urges local visitors to continue to practice safe distancing and continue to Leave Only Paw Prints, including pack-in and pack-out, and protection of natural resources and habitat.

Beginning April 1, 2020, closures of the following recreational features took effect in city parks, per the City's updated Shelter in Place order:

- Sport courts, including all basketball, tennis and pickleball courts
- Picnic areas, including barbecue areas
- Enclosed dog parks
- Archery ranges
- Skateboard parks
- South Sunset Playground Athletic Field
- Mission Playground Athletic Field
- Garfield Square Athletic Field
- Franklin Square Athletic Field

Here's a list of all previous park-related closures to date:

- Twin Peaks Road
- Parking lots at Ocean Beach, Beach Chalet, Marina Green and Little Marina
- Playgrounds
- Outdoor fitness courts
- Golf courses
- Swimming pools
- Angler’s Lodge (Golden Gate Park)
- Lawn Bowling Club (Golden Gate Park)
- Model Yacht Club (Golden Gate Park)
- Disc Golf (Golden Gate Park)
- Ornamental Gardens, including the SF Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese Tea Garden (GG Park)
- Coit Tower
- Stow Lake Boat Rentals, Bike Rentals and Segway Rentals
- Carousel (GG Park)
- Sharon Art Studio (GG Park)
 
East Bay Regional Park District:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of East Bay Regional Park District trails
Check for Park District Updates at EBParks.org

On April 23, five Bay Area counties, including Alameda and Contra Costa, are requring the public to carry cloth face coverings and wear them within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. The EBRPD asks for your cooperation when enjoying your local parks and trails that are open.

DogTrekker.com also urges local visitors to continue to practice safe distancing and continue to Leave Only Paw Prints, including pack-in and pack-out, and protection of natural resources and habitat.

The initial joint “Stay-at-Home” health order covering six Bay Area counties was updated until May 3, 2020, with additional restrictions, specifically closure of “recreational areas with high touch equipment or that encourage gathering, including but not limited to playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, dog parks, and barbeque areas.” While some parking lots and a few parks are closed, most of the 125,000 acres of parkland are still open.

The ways the public can help keep parks open include:
- ALL dogs must be on leash at all times in order to minimize human on human interaction
- Maintain a 6-foot distance from other people
- No picnicking, groups, gatherings, or meet-ups (only immediate households should be together)
- Pack-in, pack-out trash, including dog poop (there is no trash collection during COVID-19)
- All picnic areas, restrooms, water fountains, swim facilities/areas, playgrounds, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, sports fields, kiosks, and reservable facilities..

New closure as of 4/1:
To comply with the updated “Stay-at-Home” and its inclusion of dog parks, the Park District is closing Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 am. Point Isabel functions as a dog park and is considered by many to be one of the largest dog parks in the nation.

New closures beginning Friday, March 27:
- Black Diamond – Upper Parking Lot Closed (Parking available at Sidney Flat)
- Castle Rock Recreation Area Closed
- Contra Loma Closed (Trails Open from Frederickson Lane)
- Crown Beach – Otis Parking Lot Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
- Del Valle Closed (Trail Access from Arroyo Staging Area Only)
- Diablo Foothills (Limited Parking for Trail Access)
- Garin/Dry Creek – Meyer's Garden Closed
- Point Isabel Closed (As of 4/2/)
- Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park – Redwood Road Gate Closed
- Piedmont Stables (Boarders Allowed to Care for Horses)
- Roberts Regional Recreation Main Park Area Closed(Walk-In Access Only)
- Shadow Cliffs Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
- Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve – Tunnel Road Entrance Closed (All Other Access Points Open)
- Sunol Regional Wilderness Closed
- Tilden Botanic Garden – Garden Closed 
 
Previous closures still in effect:
 - Anthony Chabot Closures:
   - Marciel Gate
   - Chabot Equestrian Center Parking Lot (Boarders Allowed for Care for Horses)
   - Skyline Stables (Boarders Allowed for Care for Horses) 
- Ardenwood Closures:
   - Ardenwood Closed
- Bay Point Shoreline Closures:
   - Closed Due to Construction 
- Big Break Closures:
   - Big Break Visitor Center 
- Black Diamond Closures (Parking at Sydney Flat OPEN)
   - Mine Closed
   - Sydney Flats Visitor Center
   - Greathouse Visitor Center 
- Briones Closures:
   - Bear Creek Staging Area
- Regional Trails Closures:
   - Lafayette-Moraga Old Moraga Ranch Trail (Closed due to Landslide) 
- Coyote Hills Closures:
   - Main Parking Lots
   - Coyote Hills Visitor Center 
- Crown Beach Closures:
   - McKay Parking Lot (Walk-In Access Only)
   - Crab Cove Visitor Center 
- Del Valle Closures:
   - Del Valle Visitor Center 
Garin/Dry Creek/Pioneer Closures:      
   - Visitor Center
   - Apple Orchard 
- Lake Chabot Closures:
   - Boat Ramp (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection) 
- Lake Temescal Closures:
   - South Parking Lot 
- Leona Canyon Closures:
   - Main Staging Area 
- MLK Shoreline Closures:
   - Tidewater Staging Area
   - Tidewater Outdoor Recreation Office
   - Tidewater Oakland Strokes Operations 
- Quarry Lakes Closures:
   - Boat Ramp (No Boating/No Quagga Inspection) 
- Sunol Closures:
   - Sunol Visitor Center 
- Tidewater Closures (See MLK Shoreline)
   - All Areas Closed 
-Tilden Closures:
   - All Picnic Areas Along Lake Anza and Brook Roads
   - Fern Picnic Area Parking
   - Indian Camp Parking Lot, Playground, and Picnic Area
   - Lone Oak Parking Area
   - Lakeview Parking Lot
   - Mineral Springs Parking Lot - No Trails
   - Lake Anza Road and Parking Area
   - Tilden Golf Course
   - Golf Course Gated Lot (Bottom Half)
   - Steam Trains/Golden Gate Live Steamers
   - Merry-Go-Round
   - Native Here Nursery
   - South Park Drive (Continued Newt Closure Past April 1) 
-Tilden Botanic Garden Closures:
   - Botanic Garden Visitor Center 
- Tilden Nature Area Closures:  
   - Tilden Nature Area Closed (Walk-In Access Only)
   - Tilden Little Farm
   - Environmental Education Center
   - Indian Camp Parking Lot 
Wildcat Canyon Closures:
   - Walk-In Entrance Trail into the Alvarado Picnic Area
 
Marin County Open Space, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Marin County Open Space trails

Updated as of 5/18/20:

Marin County Public Health has issued an updated order that loosens restrictions on motorized access to outdoor recreational areas, effective Monday, May 18, 2020. Many Marin County Parks locations will be open to drive in access beginning Monday, May 18. Coastal parks and popular locations that encourage congregating will remain off limits to vehicles. View the Parks location list for the status of individual locations here.

All visitors should maintain six feet of social distance. Anyone age 12 and older must bring a face covering that covers the nose and mouth, and put it on when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of separation. A cloth mask, scarf, or bandana is OK. Playgrounds, benches, picnic areas, swimming pools, and restrooms remain closed, even in parks that are open. Parking may be limited at regional parks to prevent overcrowding. Other restrictions may apply, even at open locations. Please respect posted signs and guidance from rangers.

Central Marin (OPEN)
- Bald Hill Preserve
- San Pedro Mountain Preserve
- Santa Margarita Island Preserve
- Santa Venetia Marsh
- Terra Linda Sleepy Hollow Preserve (Fawn Drive entrance closed. No parking. No parking on Ridgewood Road near preserve.)
- McNears Beach Park (Walk or Bike in only. Areas that remain closed: benches, picnic areas, volleyball court, pool, restrooms.)
- McInnis Park (Areas that remain closed: club restaurant, picnic areas, restrooms.)
- Adrian Rosal Park (Closed: benches, picnic areas)
- Bayside Park (Closed: benches)
- Candy's Park (Closed: benches, picnic areas, playground)
- Castro Park (Closed: playground, volleyball court)
- Hal Brown Park (Closed: benches, picnic areas, playground, restrooms)
- Lagoon Park (Closed: benches, picnic areas, playground, petanque, restrooms)
- Pueblo Park (Closed: basketball court, benches, picnic areas, playground)

North Marin (OPEN)
- Deer Island Preserve
- Ignacio Valley Preserve
- Indian Tree Preserve (No parking on Vineyard Road adjacent to preserve.)
- Indian Valley Preserve (Indian Valley Road entrance closed.)
- Little Mountain Preserve
- Loma Verde Preserve
- Lucas Valley Preserve
- Mount Burdell Preserve
- Pacheco Valle Preserve
- Rush Creek Preserve
- Verissimo Hills Preserve
- Stafford Lake Park (Closed: benches, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms)
- Lucas Valley Park (Closed: benches)

South Marin (OPEN) (Note: Town of Tiburon continues to enforce visitor parking restrictions.)
- Alto Bowl Preserve
- Aramburu Island
- Baltimore Canyon Preserve
- Blithedale Summit Preserve
- Bothin Marsh Preserve
- Camino Alto Preserve
- Horse Hill Preserve
- King Mountain Preserve
- Old St. Hilary's Preserve
- Ring Mountain Preserve
- Tiburon Ridge Preserve
- Tiburon Uplands
- Charles F. McGlashan Pathway
- Corte Madera Pathway
- Mill Valley/Sausalito Pathway
- Paradise Beach Park (Walk or Bike in only. Closed: benches, picnic tables, restrooms)

West Marin (OPEN)
- Cascade Canyon Preserve
- French Ranch Preserve
- Gary Giacomini Preserve
- Loma Alta Preserve
- Maurice Thorner Preserve
- Roy's Redwoods Preserve
- White Hill Preserve
- Bolinas Lagoon Preserve (Walk or Bike in only)
- Forest Knolls Park (Walk or Bike in only. Closed: basketball court, picnic tables, playground)
- Village Green Park (Walk or Bike in only. Closed: basketball court, picnic tables, playground)
- Whitehouse Pool (Walk or Bike in only)

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On April 23, five Bay Area counties, including Marin, are requiring the public to carry cloth face coverings and wear them within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. Marin County health officials ask for your cooperation when enjoying your local parks and trails that are still open.

DogTrekker.com also urges local visitors to continue to practice safe distancing and to continue to Leave Only Paw Prints, including pack-in and pack-out, and protection of natural resources and habitat.
 
Marin Municipal Water District, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Marin Municipal Water District trails

On April 23, five Bay Area counties, including Marin County, are requiring the public to carry cloth face coverings and wear them within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. Health officials ask for your cooperation when enjoying your local parks and trails that are open. 

DogTrekker.com also urges local visitors to continue to practice safe distancing and continue to Leave Only Paw Prints, including pack-in and pack-out, and protection of natural resources and habitat.

- MMWD is following red flag road closure guidelines at this time, with Sky Oaks Road closed to all vehicle traffic. Parking for those with disabilities is available at the Sky Oaks parking lot. Required disability placards or license plates must be displayed.
- Hiking, biking and fishing are still allowed on the Watershed.
- Please check their closure message line at 415-945-1195.
 
Lake County, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Lake County trails

The intent of the most recent changes are to enable additional opportunities for individuals and business to resume relatively low risk activities, while observing social distancing, and gathering in groups no larger than two. Recreation that is now allowed:
- Clear Lake:
   - Canoeing, kayaking, and other paddle-propelled, hand-launched watercraft are allowed in the lake, excluding sailboats.
   - Fishing from the shore is ok
- Hiking and jogging at parks that are open.
- Clear Lake State Park is open (required walk in).
- All County Parks are open:
   - Parks in Clearlake:
      - Austin Beach
      - Highlands Park
      - Redbud Park
   - Parks in Lakeport:
      - Westside Community Park - open
- Six Sigma Ranch & Vineyard in Lower Lake have opened their trails for hiking.
- Golf courses can open in a limited way-check with the local course.
 - Other solitary recreational activities that do not involve physical contact or group activity (like shooting baskets, Frisbee golf, archery) will be allowed.
 
Sonoma County Regional Parks, as of March 23:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Sonoma County Regional Parks trails

Sonoma County's health officer has issued an amended parks closure order that allows residents to walk or bike to some parks from their homes beginning April 29, 2020. With the exception of some coastal boat launches, all parks are temporarily closed to vehicles. All Sonoma Coast beaches are closed. These restrictions are ordered to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission in the community.

Residents may access only those open parks they can reach by walking or biking from their homes. Park use is limited to walking, hiking, jogging, biking and fishing. Face coverings must be worn when you come within 6 feet of others. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Parking lots, playgrounds, dog parks, sports courts, picnic areas, disc golf courses, campgrounds, most boat launches, and other non-essential park facilities and services are closed until further notice.?

The following parks remain closed:
- Doran Regional Park
- Westside Regional Park - Access allowed only to launch fishing boats beginning May 8.
- Pinnacle and Shorttail Gulch Coastal Access Trails
- Birdwalk Coastal Access Trail
- Coastal Prairie Trail
- Stillwater Cove Regional Park
- The Sea Ranch Coastal Access Trails
- Gualala Point Regional Park
- Running Fence-Watson School
- Tolay Lake Regional Park 
- Wohler Bridge Fishing Access
- Hudeman Slough Boat Launch
- Occidental Community Center.
- Sport Fishing Center 
- Spud Point and Mason's marinas - Open for commercial and sport fishing boating only as of May 8.
- Fort Ross SHP
- Kruse Rhododendron SNR
- Petaluma Adobe SHP
- Salt Point SP
- Sonoma Coast SP (and associated sub-units)
- Sonoma State Historic Park

The following parks have specific access requirements:
- Spring Lake Park: Newanga entrance is closed for ADA access. Accessible for ADA only through Violetti Drive. 
- Hood Mountain: Los Alamos entrance is closed. Accessible only through Pythian Road.
 
East Bay Municipal Utility District, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of East Bay Municipal Utility District trails

Effective 5/1/20: Trail Use Permits are again required on EBMUD trails.

East Bay:

- The Lafayette and San Pablo reservoirs and recreation areas remain closed. Due to a recent relaxation of county health orders, pedestrian access to the Rim Trail at the Lafayette Recreation Area is now open. The paved Lakeside Trail remains closed.
Additionally, Bear Creek, Briones Overlook, Valle Vista and Chabot staging areas (parking and restrooms) are closed.

Sierra Foothills:

Trails in Calaveras County are open to Calaveras County residents only. Open access includes Campo Seco Staging area, Cooks Mesa, Rich Gulch, and Middle Bar trailheads. EBMUD staff is onsite to verify proof of residency and possession of an EBMUD Trail Use Permit.

- Pardee Recreation Area, Camanche North Shore Recreation Area, Camanche South Shore Recreation Area, Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve, and Mokelumne River Day Use Area remain closed.

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Updated as of 4/3/20:

- Due to the shelter in place order, and to protect the health and safety of park visitors, both Lafayette and San Pablo reservoir recreation areas in the East Bay are closed.
- In Calaveras County, Campo Seco Staging Area and attached trail access is closed.

List of Open Trails
North Watershed trails (Orinda/El Sobrante)
- Pinole Valley Multi-use (bikes OK)
- Pinole Ridge
- Old San Pablo
- Eagle's Nest (bikes OK)
- Inspiration
- Orinda Connector
- Hampton (leashed dogs OK)
- Oursan (leashed dogs OK)
- Bear Creek
- de Laveaga
- Skyline

South Watershed trails (Lafayette/Castro Valley)
- Redwood
- Riche Loop (leashed dogs OK)
- Rimer Creek
- Rocky Ridge (leashed dogs OK)
- Rocky Ridge Loop
- King Canyon Loop (leashed dogs OK)
- Carr Ranch Loop (leashed dogs OK)
- Ramage Peak
- Dinosaur
 
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District trails

District parks currently remain open for regular use BUT the West (Highway 1) entrance to Palo Corona is closed. Users may enter the visit via the Rancho Canada unit at 4860 Carmel Valley Road. (NOTE: water fountains are closed); please check back periodically for updates. The District is complying with all CDC recommendations.

Monterey County Closures
- Andrew Molera SP
- Garrapata SP -- including the Sobranes Canyon and Garrapata SB entrances
- John Little SNR
- Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
- Pfeiffer Big Sur SP
- Point Lobos SNR
- Point Lobos Ranch
- Point Sur SHP
- The Garland Ranch Visitor Center and Palo Corona Discovery Center are temporarily closed, and all planned group activities at District parks are suspended.
 
John Muir Land Trust, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of John Muir Land Trust trails

- All JMLT spring events are being postponed. This includes the National Park Expansion and Almond Ranch Dedication on May 2nd.
- Properties remain open. Be sure to take sensible precautions such practicing social distancing on the trail, use sunscreen, take plenty of water, and always let people know your plans.
- Some maintenance and trail-building activities on their properties will be curtailed. If you notice anything that needs attention, please send a message to info@jmlt.org.
- JMLT staff will be working remotely for the next several weeks. Their Martinez office will be closed. Staff will be available by phone and email only.
 
Santa Cruz Parks, effective now:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Santa Cruz Parks

Updated as of 5/2/20:

- Parks and open spaces remain open. Community members are encouraged to use these areas for dog-walking, jogging, and other activities, but not to congregate. Remember to follow safe social distancing guidelines. If an area is too crowded, consider visiting at a different time or visiting another location. 
- Be advised that due to reduced staffing levels, shared park amenities are not being regularly cleaned or sanitized. Please practice pack-in, pack-out, Leaving Only Paw Prints.

Santa Cruz County Parks
- All SC State Parks and Beaches closed from 11 AM to 5 PM.?
- Beach parking lots closed except: Hidden Beach parking lot open, The Hook, Rio Del Mar open with reduced parking capacity.
- Bean Hollow SB, Big Basin Redwoods SP, Butano SP, Castle Rock SP, Portola Redwoods SP, Rancho del Oso, and San Gregorio SB all closed.
- Seacliff Village Skate Park is closed.
- The following restrooms are now open: Pinto Lake County Park, Mesa Village County Park, Seascape County Park, Willowbrook County Park, Brommer Street County Park, Anna Jean Cummings County Park (upper parking lot only – lower restroom adjacent to closed playground will remain closed), Chanticleer County Park, The Hook County Parking lot, Pleasure Point Park, Highlands County Park (portable restrooms remain closed), Quail Hollow Ranch County Park portable restrooms.
- All parking lots closed.

City of Santa Cruz:
- All Beaches closed from 11 AM to 5 PM
- Beach parking lots closed.
- Delaveaga Golf Course is open.
- Sgt. ?Derby Park and University Terrace Park Disc Golf is open.?

City of Capitola:
- All Beaches closed from 11 AM to 5 PM.
- McGregor Park closed.

City of Watsonville:
- Pinto Lake City Park is closed.
- Ramsay Park parking lot is closed.
- Callaghan Park and River Park Restrooms are closed.

Boulder Creek Parks and Recreation District:
- Junction Park/Restroom open.
- Garrahan Park, Bear Creek Park and Community Center are closed.
- BC Recreation Center in town is closed.

Opal Cliffs Recreation District:
- All Beaches closed from 11 AM to 5 PM.

La Selva Beach Recreation District:
- All Beaches closed from 11 AM to 5 PM.

MidPen OSD:
- Long Ridge Preserve is closed on weekends.

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County:
- Davenport Bluffs, Antonelli Pond, Glenwood Open Space Preserve West all open.  
- Byrne forest closed.  
- Glenwood Open Space Preserve East opening delayed.?

The following amenities have been closed until further notice at all City parks:
   - Playground Areas and Equipment
   - Athletic Fields
   - Skate Parks
   - DeLaveaga Golf Course and DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course
   - Tennis and Pickleball Courts
   - Basketball Courts
   - Exercise Equipment
   - Archery
   - Lawn Bowling
   - Parking lots along West Cliff, East Cliff Drives and parking along Swanton Drive near Natural Bridges State Beach
   - The Depot and Sanctuary Exploration Center parking lot
   - Santa Cruz Wharf restrooms
 
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, effective through April 30:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District trails:

NOTE: the health officer of the County of San Mateo has ordered visitors not to travel more than 5 miles from home to get to a preserve. 

On April 23, five Bay Area counties, including San Mateo, are requiring the public to carry cloth face coverings and wear them within six feet of others, including when hiking, running and biking. Health officials ask for your cooperation when enjoying your local parks and trails that are open. 

DogTrekker.com also urges local visitors to continue to practice safe distancing and continue to Leave Only Paw Prints, including pack-in and pack-out, and protection of natural resources and habitat.

- Effective 4/11 until further notice, the following preserves in San Mateo County will be closed Saturdays and Sundays at the direction of the San Mateo County public health officer in a continued effort to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic:
    - Coral Creek Preserve
    - El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve
    - La Honda Creek Preserve
    - Los Trancos Preserve
    - Puglas Ridge Preserve
    - Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve
    - Ravenswood Preserve
    - Russian Ridge Preserve
    - Skyline Ridge Preserve
    - Teague Ridge Preserve
    - Thornewood Preserve
- Most Midpen preserves are open for limited access hiking and walking at this time. However, if visitors do not maintain safe social distancing — stay 6 feet apart from people you do not live with — the district may have to close preserves. Please follow these rules to reduce crowding.
- Windy Hill Preserve is closed. Other areas receiving high use may be closed without notice.
- Parking restrictions around popular preserves have been posted for Highway 35 around Purisima Creek Preserve, Alpine Road around Russian Ridge, on Cristo Rey Drive near Rancho San Antonio, and around Windy Hill in Portola Valley. The Skeggs Point parking lot at El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve is closed. Parking is reduced at Rancho San Antonio.
- The use of dog parks is currently prohibited by county order. Until further notice, dogs must remain on leash in the off-leash dog area at Pulgas Ridge.
- Restrooms and drinking fountains are closed; plan ahead before leaving home.
- Paper maps have been removed from trailhead boxes, please download a map before leaving home or snap a photo of the signboard map before you hike.
- Group gathering areas, including Deer Hollow Farm, the Daniels Nature Center, the Black Mountain Backpack Camp and the Picchetti Winery and picnic area  are closed to ensure social distancing.
- Group/use permits, docent-led hikes and volunteer projects have been suspended until further notice.
- If you get to a preserve and the parking lot is full, leave and return another time; do not park along the roadside when there is a designated parking lot. Do not park in a crowded parking lot or use a crowded trail.
- Health officials in both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties recommend wearing protective covering over your face when you go outside for essential activities. Hike single-file to maximize distance when passing others.
- Leave no trace: pack out what you pack in. Most Midpen preserves do not have garbage cans and collection is limited where we do.
 
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, effective until further notice:

Check out DogTrekker.com's list of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks trails

Parks remain open for walking or running; however, when visiting a park for exercise or respite, you MUST adhere to the City's Safer at Home social distancing directives and must not participate in recreational group sports or activities that are incompatible with the City's social distancing mandates. All dog parks remain open subject to mandatory social distancing requirements.

Los Angeles County Closures
- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
- Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
- El Matador State Beach (SB)
- Leo Carrillo State Park (SP)
- Los Angeles State Historic Park (SHP)
- Los Encinos SHP
- Malibu Creek SP
- Malibu Lagoon SB
- Malibu Pier and parking area were closed on 3/24/2020 to vehicular traffic and pier closed to pedestrian traffic at the western most point of concession restaurant. Restaurant remains open with “To-Go” Services.
- Pio Pico SHP
- Point Dume SB
- Rio de Los Angeles SP
- Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB
- Santa Susana Pass SHP
- Topanga SP
- Verdugo Mountains
- Will Rogers SHP
- All recreation centers are closed.
- All public hiking trails and trailheads in the City of Los Angeles are closed.
- All public beaches, public beach parking lots, piers and beach access points are closed.
- Restrooms accessible to the outdoors will remain open during regular operating hours.
 
San Diego County Open Space, effective now:

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-  In line with County health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Parks and Recreation facilities are CLOSED until further notice. This includes all beaches, state parks, parks, recreation areas, reservoirs and lakes.
 
Napa County Open Space, effective now:

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- California State Parks has temporarily closed all campgrounds in the state park system to support state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This includes Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.
- Guided tours and large events have been suspended, and facilities such as visitor centers and museums have been temporarily closed.
- Non-campground outdoor areas of state parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet between other visitors.
- All dogs must remain on leash at all times in parks where dogs are allowed.
 
Santa Clara County Parks, effective now:

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SCC Parks are committed to keeping communities safe so parks can stay open. Some reminders:
- All events, classes and programs have been cancelled through May 3.
- Now is not the time to meet up, even in small groups.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone you don't live with.
- Keep dogs on leach as loose dogs can result in closer interaction.
- Avoid crowded areas, including parking lots.

There are over two dozen dog-friendly parks in the county. Those listed here are currently not heavily impacted. When visiting a County Park, park in the main parking lot as trailhead parking lots are near capacity on weekends:
   - Coyote Lake
   - Sanborn
   - Mt. Madonna
   - Stevens Creek
   - Calero
   - Ed Levin
   - Joseph D. Grant
 
Mendocino County, effective now:

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Only Bower Park and Faulkner Park are open for local residents?.

Mendocino County Closures
- Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area (SRA)
- Caspar Headlands SB
- Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve (SNR)
- Greenwood SB
- Hendy Woods SP
- Jug Handle SNR
- MacKerricher SP
- Mailliard Redwoods SNR
- Manchester SP
- Mendocino Headlands SP
- Mendocino Woodlands SP
- Montgomery Woods SNR
- Navarro River Redwoods SP
- Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP
- Reynolds WC
- Russian Gulch SP
- Schooner Gulch SB
- Sinkyone Wilderness SP
- Smithe Redwoods SNR
- Standish-Hickey SRA
-Van Damme SP
- Westport-Union Landing SB

Posted on: April 30, 2020

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