COVID-19 Information

 

CITYWIDE PARK CLOSURES - Last Updated: April 7, 2020

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with the most recent LA County Department of Public and Health orders, and the Mayor’s Safer at Home directives, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) provides the following update on programming, events, facilities, park amenities and usage.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, the following remain closed to the public:

  • All recreation centers are closed.
  • All recreation and cultural programming, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses and group sessions are cancelled.
  • All aquatic facilities are closed.
  • All golf courses are closed.
  • All indoor & outdoor sport amenities are closed. This includes all skate parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, baseball fields, turf & natural soccer fields, and basketball courts.
  • All recreational group sports or activities are prohibited.
  • All public hiking trails and trailheads in the City of Los Angeles are closed.
  • All equestrian-only trails remain open with practiced social distancing.
  • The Venice Beach Pier is closed.
  • All public beaches, public beach parking lots, piers and beach access points are closed.
  • The Venice Beach Boardwalk/Ocean Front Walk is closed – with limited access to essential businesses.
  • The following Griffith Park areas are closed: the Observatory, Travel Town, Train Rides, the Pony Rides and the Merry Go Round, all trails and trailheads and some access entry roads.
  • The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Sherman Oaks Castle, and the EXPO Center are closed.
  • Access to census stations will be permitted, but there shall be no more than 10 people at a time in the facility.
  • All senior citizen centers remain closed. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered to seniors enrolled in LA City Department of Aging program. To enroll in this program, please call 213-482-7252. The Department of Aging is reachable Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for more information regarding meal services.
  • Restrooms accessible to the outdoors will remain open during regular operating hours.
  • All events and permits at all RAP sites or locations are canceled.
  • New reservations for facilities or permits at RAP locations will be temporarily suspended.
  • All Dog Parks remain open subject to mandatory social distancing requirements.

 

Parks still 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.

Additional Resources

COVID-19: Keeping Los Angeles Safe

LA County Public Health Beaches & Trails Addendum

Mayor Garcetti's Safer at Home Order

Novel Coronavirus in Los Angeles County

 

If you have any questions regarding park operations, please contact rap.publicinfo@lacity.org or call 213-202-2700.

COVID-19 related questions and comments, please call  213-978-1028 or 311.

 


 

Update, March 19, 2020: 

Following the City of Los Angeles and LA County's "Safer at Home" Directives, all playgrounds and fitness zones will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parks will remain open during regular park hours.

Siguiendo las directivas de "Seguridad en el Hogar" de la ciudad de Los Ángeles y del condado de Los Ángeles, todos los parques infantiles y gimnasios al aire libre estarán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Los parques permanecerán abiertos durante las horas regulares del parque.


 

 


Update, March 24, 2020: All Multipurpose Senior Centers and dining sites are closed to the public. All programs and activities at all facilities will be canceled.

Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered as usual. Senior Centers will also offer a grab-and-go meal service where older adults can send their family members, friends or caregivers under the age of 65 to pick-up pre-packaged meals, Monday through Friday. Distribution times vary; a full list of locations and times for meal pick-up can be found here. You can also call 213-482-7252 for assistance — or use this map with plans for each site: http://bit.ly/agingla

 


 

 

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UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION & PARKS ON OPERATIONAL CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

 

Last Updated: March 14, 2020

 

As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) is providing an update on changes to programming, events and facility usage.

 

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, program participants, park guests, team members and community. We are working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) and City leaders to ensure our parks and the community receive credible information and guidance during this challenging time.

 

Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from State and local health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, RAP is implementing following changes effective as of March 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. through April 4, 2020:

  • All recreation centers will be closed. All recreation and cultural programming at all facilities will be canceled. This includes all recreational and cultural activities, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses, and group sessions. EXCEPTION: Access to census stations will be permitted, but there shall be no more than 50 people at a time in the facility.
  • All Senior Citizen Centers will be closed. Dining centers for older adults will be contacting participants to provide information regarding meal distribution at the dining centers beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered. Older adults can contact the centers they participate at directly or reach the LA City Department of Aging at 213-482-7252. The Department of Aging is reachable Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for more information regarding meal services.
  • Outdoor park space and amenities will remain open during regular park hours.
  • Restrooms accessible to the outdoors will remain open during regular operating hours.
  • The Griffith Observatory will be closed as well as Travel Town, Train Rides, Pony Rides and the Merry Go Round.
  • The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Sherman Oaks Castle and the EXPO Center will be closed.
  • All aquatics facilities will be closed.
  • Golf courses will remain open but subject to change.
  • All events and permits of 50 people or more at all RAP sites or locations are canceled.
  • New reservations for facilities or permits at RAP locations will be temporarily suspended.

We know many of you rely on our programs and sites as crucial community resources. Therefore, we appreciate your support and understanding as we adapt to this evolving health emergency and work to  keep your safety at our forefront. We will continue to assess daily operations and consult with local health officials, which may require further changes.

 

We encourage you to visit the LA County Public Health website for information and guidance, available in multiple languages, on COVID-19: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

 

We also strongly encourage you to take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs.

  • Stay home when sick. 
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Limit close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact rap.publicinfo@lacity.org or call 213-202-2700.

 


 

 

 

ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE LOS ÁNGELES DEPARTAMENTO DE RECREACIÓN Y PARQUES SOBRE CAMBIOS OPERATIVOS EN RESPUESTA A COVID-19

 

Última actualización: 14 de Marzo de 2020

 

A medida que evoluciona la situación que rodea al nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19), el Departamento de Recreación y Parques de Los Ángeles (RAP) proporciona una actualización sobre los cambios en la programación, eventos y el uso de las instalaciones.

 

Continuamos priorizando la salud y la seguridad de nuestro personal, participantes del programa, visitantes del parque, miembros del equipo y la comunidad. Estamos trabajando junto al Departamento de Salud Pública (Salud Pública) del Condado de Los Ángeles y los líderes de la Ciudad para garantizar que nuestros parques y la comunidad reciban información y orientación creíbles durante este momento difícil.

 

Por precaución y de acuerdo con las pautas de los funcionarios de salud estatales y locales para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, RAP está implementando los siguientes cambios efectivos a partir del 13 de Marzo de 2020 a las 5:00 p.m. hasta el 4 de Abril de 2020:

  • Todos los centros de recreación estarán cerrados. Toda la programación recreativa y cultural en todas las instalaciones será cancelada. Esto incluye todas las actividades recreativas y culturales, ligas deportivas cubiertas y al aire libre, clases de deportes acuáticos, cursos de instrucción y sesiones grupales. EXCEPCIÓN: Se permitirá el acceso a las estaciones del censo, pero no habrá más de 50 personas a la vez en la instalación.
  • Todos los centros para adultos mayores estarán cerrados. Todos los centros para adultos mayores estarán cerrados. Los centros de comidas para personas mayores se comunicarán con los participantes para brindarles información sobre la distribución de comidas en el centro a cual atienden a partir del lunes 16 de Marzo de 2020. Las comidas entregadas a domicilio continuarán entregándose. Los adultos mayores pueden comunicarse con su centro de adultos mayores de usos múltiples o con el Departamento de Envejecimiento de Los Ángeles al 213-482-7252, de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. para obtener más información sobre sus servicios. 
  • Parques, espacios al aire libre y las comodidades permanecerán abiertas durante el horario regular del parque.
  • Los baños accesibles en parques al aire libre permanecerán abiertos durante las horas regulares de operación.
  • El Observatorio Griffith estará cerrado, así como Travel Town, paseos en tren, paseos en poni, y carrusel.
  • El acuario marino de Cabrillo, el castillo de Sherman Oaks y el Centro EXPO estarán cerrados.
  • Todas las instalaciones acuáticas estarán cerradas.
  • Los campos de golf permanecerán abiertos pero sujetos a cambios.
  • Se cancelan todos los eventos y permisos de 50 personas o más en todos los sitios o ubicaciones de RAP.
  • Las nuevas reservas para instalaciones o permisos en ubicaciones RAP se suspenderán temporalmente.

Sabemos que muchos de ustedes confían en nuestros programas y sitios como recursos comunitarios cruciales. Por lo tanto, apreciamos su apoyo y comprensión mientras nos adaptamos a la evolución cambiante de este estado de emergencia de salud y trabajamos para mantener su seguridad como nuestra prioridad. Continuaremos evaluando las operaciones diarias y consultando con los funcionarios locales de salud, lo que puede requerir más cambios.

 

Le recomendamos que visite el sitio web de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles para obtener información y orientación, disponible en varios idiomas, en COVID-19: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

 

También le recomendamos que tome medidas cotidianas para prevenir la propagación de gérmenes.

  • Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo.
  • Lávese las manos a menudo con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos.
  • Limite el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.
  • Practique el distanciamiento social a un mínimo de 6 pies.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con rap.publicinfo@lacity.org o llame al 213-202-2700.