COVID-19 Information

CITYWIDE PARK CLOSURES

 

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

Current County Health Tier: Yellow
 

ALL PARKS REMAIN OPEN UNDER NORMAL OPERATING HOURS. For operating hours please visit www.laparks.org.

ALL Interior park facilities remain closed but in various stages of reopening pursuant to County Health Mandates.

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 or County Health Mandates and must wear face coverings at all times.

AT THIS TIME ANYONE USING A PUBLIC PARK, BEACH OR TRAIL MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING AND PRACTICE MANDATORY SOCIAL DISTANCING.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, the following remain closed to the public (with the exception of most trails, playgrounds, fitness equipment, golf courses, tennis, pickleball, most fishing and limited beach access):

 

Recreational Amenities, Centers, Sports, Senior & Aquatic Centers, Museums, Rental Halls & Gardens

  • All recreation centers remain closed except for City sponsored essential services.
  • All rental halls are closed.
  • All Department-run recreational and cultural programming, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses and group sessions are temporarily suspended, except for some permits authorized in conformance with County Health Guidelines and pursuant to operational capacity.
  • All indoor amenities remain closed. Indoor basketball courts remain closed and outdoor basketball courts are closed except for permitted use. The following outdoor amenities are closed unless permitted pursuant to Department of Public Health guidelines to Organized Youth or Adult Sports Leagues for skill development, conditioning, and 1 team vs. 1 team games/competitions (no tournaments): baseball fields, synthetic turf and natural soccer fields.  For outdoor sports field permitting info, visit:  https://www.laparks.org/reservations/sports-permits.To inquire about obtaining an outdoor permit for activities NOT on outdoor soccer or Ball Fields (e.g. Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, group exercise, etc.), visit this page for more information:  https://www.laparks.org/reservations/facility-permits
  • The following Griffith Park areas are closed: the Observatory.
  • The EXPO Center are closed.
  • Wattles Gardens & Community Gardens are open during normal operating hours.
  • All senior citizen centers remain closed. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered to seniors enrolled in the LA City Department of Aging program. For more information about this program and view a list of additional food and grocery resources, please visit aging.lacity.org/seniormeals.
  • All Dog Parks remain open subject to mandatory social distancing requirements.

Filming, League Permits & Special Events

  • All events and permits at all RAP sites or locations will be permitted only in conformance with State, County and City guidelines.
  • Reservations for filming or events facilities or permits at RAP locations will be issued only in conformance with State, County and City guidelines. Information on filming and special event permits can be found at www.laparks.org

Golf Courses

  • Face masks are required on all golf course grounds. Please visit www.golf.lacity.org for more details.

Tennis

  • Tennis & Pickleball is open for single & doubles play and all players in a group must be from a single household. Players must wear face coverings at all times. 

Sherman Oaks Castle

  • Miniature Golf and Batting Cages is open to 50% capacity Tuesday through Sunday. The Arcade is open at 25% capacity.

Hiking & Trails

  • All public hiking trails and trailheads are open with mandatory social distancing, face covering required for ages 2 and up, and subject to capacity limitations and parking restrictions, including Runyon Canyon.
  • All equestrian-only trails remain open for horse riding with practiced social distancing.

Beaches & Piers

  • Cabrillo Beach Pier is open. 
  • Venice Beach Pier is closed until further notice. 
  • Fishing is open except at the Venice Beach Pier.
  • All public beaches are open for active recreation only (running, walking, swimming, and surfing– no group activities, no crowds/gatherings, chairs, canopies, coolers, grills, or sunbathing allowed on wet and dry sand).
  • Public beach parking lots are open with limited capacity.

Bathrooms

  • All Recreation and Parks public bathrooms located throughout the City will remain open during regular operating hours.
  • Venice Beach Bathrooms remain open as follows: The Horizon Avenue Bathrooms (aka (Westminster Bathrooms) remain open 24 hours. There are 7 portable bathrooms located on Rose Avenue that remain open 24 hours with handwashing stations.
  • The other City Beach restrooms, Washington Blvd. Pier, the North Venice Parking Lot Restroom, the 17th /1700 Restrooms and the Brooks Avenue Restrooms are open 6:15 AM to 10:30 PM.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact rap.publicinfo@lacity.org or call 311 or the Mayor’s Help Desk. This information is also available online at laparks.org/covid-19-information.

 


CITYWIDE PARK CLOSURES - Revised: May 6, 2021

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.

Parks still remain open; 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 and wear face coverings at all times.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, the following remain closed to the public as follows (with the exceptions of most trails, golf courses, tennis, pickle ball & most fishing and beach access):

  • All recreation centers are closed.
  • All recreation and cultural programming, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses and group sessions are temporarily suspended or available for permitted use.
  • All aquatic facilities are closed.
  • All golf courses are open for reservations. See https://golf.lacity.org/ for rules and regulations. All pro shops and in door dining are to remain closed except for take-out food purchases or paying for golf services. All golfers must wear face coverings.
  • Players must wear face coverings at all times except for during play/match.
  • The Venice Beach Pier is closed.
  • Fishing is open except at the Venice Beach Pier.
  • All public beaches are open.
  • Venice Beach Bathrooms remain open as follows: The Horizon Avenue Bathrooms (aka (Westminster Bathrooms) remain open 24 hours. There are 7 portable bathrooms located on Rose Avenue that remain open 24 hours with handwashing stations.
  • The other City Beach restrooms, Washington Blvd. Pier, the North Venice Parking Lot Restroom, the 17th /1700 Restrooms and the Brooks Avenue Restrooms are open 6:15 AM to 10:30 PM.  
  • All other Citywide RAP, Public Bathrooms located throughout the City will remain open during regular operating hours.
  • The following Griffith Park areas are closed: the Observatory.
  • The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the EXPO Center are closed.
  • 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.
  • All Dog Parks remain open subject to mandatory social distancing requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact rap.publicinfo@lacity.org or call 311 or the Mayor’s Help Desk.