City Closes Trails and Sports Courts to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Post Date:03/24/2020 11:08 AM

Media Contact:
Eliza Papazian, Public Information Officer
epapazian@glendaleca.gov
(818) 548-4859 (direct) 

City Closes Trails and Sports Courts to Slow Spread of COVID-19 

Glendale, CA - In an evolving response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Glendale is closing City trails and all sports/play courts, fields and equipment at all City-owned parks and recreation facilities. The closure goes into effect immediately and shall remain in effect until April 19, 2020 or during the pendency of the local emergency period. 

During this time, residents are encouraged to exercise and spend time outdoors at home and in their neighborhood whenever possible while following social distancing guidelines. Use of parks should be limited and a distance of six feet or more must be maintained between people from different households at all times.  

The City of Glendale understands that outdoor spaces are a vital resource to help maintain physical and mental health, but it’s important to remember that parks are not safe from this virus and all residents need to be following public health recommendations on social distancing. Many people have not followed the social distancing guidelines, so it is necessary to take more assertive action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

New park use order:

  • Active recreation areas are closed, including playgrounds, basketball, pickle ball, volleyball and tennis courts, soccer, baseball/softball fields, and barbecues.
  • City of Glendale trails and fire roads are closed
  • Use of workout equipment is not permitted
  • The use of picnic tables and shelters are prohibited
  • City of Glendale park spaces remain open, but a distance of six feet or more must be maintained between people from different households at all times

View the full order.

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