Yes, parks and open spaces are open (with restrictions) according to the latest Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) orders.
PARK & OPEN SPACE UPDATES (as of 12/4/20):
On December 9, 2020, the State of California updated its stay-at-home guidelines to allow playgrounds to stay open as essential.
"Playgrounds may remain open to facilitate physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise," said CDPH Deputy Director of Communications Ali Bay.
Please keep our parks open by practicing the following caring measures:
For more information about the latest Contra Costa Health Services orders, visit https://cchealth.org/covid19
Enforcement: Please be kind to our park staff who are out reminding park visitors about COVID-19 safety practices and park rules per the mandated public health orders. They care about you.
If residents do not comply with the above-mentioned restrictions, parks will be closed for public access and if appropriate, the Pleasant Hill Police Department will be contacted to enforce violations of the CCHS order. Failure to comply with the requirements is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. Violation of the Order constitutes a public nuisance and a violation of the County Ordinance Code.
To report dog-related incidents, contact Contra Costa Animal Services at (925) 608-8400
Protection:Contra Costa Health Services now recommends wearing a face covering when going outside. For more detailed information on how to protect yourself and others, visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/prevention
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Effective March 31, 2020, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District (Rec & Park) offices, buildings and nonessential services are closed until further notice. Some facilities will open in a limited capacity for PHRec CARES, our child-care based summer programs for preschool, youth & teens. For updates, please check back to our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec
Customer service teams will be monitoring phone and email inquiries remotely. See the contact information below. We appreciate your patience during this time.District Administrative Office Contact Information:Phone: (925) 925-682-0896Email: email@example.com
The following "essential" services will remain operational:
The following buildings, facilities, and offices are closed to the public until further notice:
Pleasant Hill Community Center*, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill Teen Center*, 147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill District Administrative Office, 147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd
KIDSTOP* at Gregory Gardens Elementary, 1 Corritone Ct,
[* Open for PHRec Cares childcare programs only]
The following programs, classes and activities will not be held until further notice. If a program or class cannot be rescheduled, a member of our staff will contact your directly and provide a refund where applicable.
Yes. All participants enrolled in a cancelled class/program will automatically be refunded the full fee back to your account for future use. You also have the option to request that the refund go directly back to the credit card on file upon request. Please email Susie Kubota here.
Due to Contra Costa Health Services restrictions in place, the following Rec & Park Events have been unfortunately impacted (sniff sniff):
Canceled EVENTS:Senior Friday Chef Luncheons (until further notice)Senior Bingo (until further notice)Senior Tea Dances (until further notice)Care Management Series (until further notice)"Egg-citing" Egg Hunt (4/11)Underwater Egg Hunt (4/11)Easter Pancake Breakfast & Spring Boutique (4/11)Laugh, Love & Learn and Resource Faire (5/1)Family Camp Out (6/20-6/21)Cornhole Tournament (6/27)4th of July in Pleasant Hill Park (activities) (7/4)Blues & Brews Festival (7/17-7/18) - Watch for an alternative event coming soon!Literary Women Breakfast with SantaHoliday Festival 2020Ho! Ho! Holiday Express Drive Thru (12/12)
If you registered for any of the canceled events, your registration fees will automatically be refunded in full and you will be notified by staff members. Need assistance? Email us here.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec for new event updates!
Currently, we are accepting rental applications and will be allowing events in accordance with the guidelines and parameters under the Contra Costa Health Department (CCHS) public health orders. For more information on the latest CCHS updates, visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/health-services-updates. If an event is booked and not able to move forward due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will refund any monies paid.
For assistance, please email our Rental Coordinator, Kristen McNulty here.
At this time, we are allowing any event to cancel or change their date without penalty. For assistance, please contact our Facility Rental Coordinator, Kristen McNulty here
Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park re-open status is pending further evaluation of new Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) orders.
As of June 5, 2020, Contra Costa County has allowed pools to open with very tight restrictions and capacity limitations. Our Aquatics staff is in the process of evaluating to what extent we can open under these new guidelines. Our Aquatics Manager is working closely with colleagues in Contra Costa County and across the State to develop protocols to meet all the County’s health and safety requirements and standards. This includes EMS-approved protocols to ensure the safety of our lifeguarding staff in the event of an in-water rescue or other emergency care. The safety of our participants and our staff is a top priority.
We appreciate your patience and are super excited to be able to offer aquatic opportunities soon!Check for future pool status, swim lessons and aquatic program updates, click here
Yes. The Senior CC Cafe program at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center will continue to provide meals "to go" for adults over 60 years old on a limited basis until further notice. The dining room at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center will be closed.
To-Go meals packs include 5 frozen meals + fruit (milk and bread every other week) are available for pick up at the Senior Center on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:30 pm. Effective November 1, hours will change to 10:30 -11:00 am. Note: Meal pick up on Wednesday, November 11 will be moved to Thursday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. There is a $15 suggested donation for meals. Reservations need to be placed by Tuesday at noon. For people picking up meals, please wear a mask and allow a 6-foot distance between you and next person at all times. If you are unable to pick up, please email us with as much advance notice as possible so we can make delivery arrangements for you if possible.
Reservations need to be placed by noon, Tuesday prior to pick up date.To make a meal RSVP, call (925) 771-7641 and leave a message with your name or email Senior Center staff here.
Please visit our COVID-19 Senior Resource Center. Click here
To help protect Rec & Park staff members, staffing will be restricted to employees who support only essential service functions. Customer service teams will be monitoring phone and email inquiries remotely. See contact information below. We appreciate your patience during this time. District Administrative Office Contact Information:Phone: (925) 925-682-0896Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urgent inquiries may be sent to our General Manager, Michelle Lacy at email@example.com. For more information and updates follow Rec & Park District on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @pleasanthillrec.
For indoor activities, visit our new Stay In & PLAY Virtual Rec Center for some boredom-busting activities for the whole family. Click here.
For outdoor activities, get out and play in our parks & open spaces!