Are parks and open space areas closed?

No, most parks and open spaces are open at this time but access is limited according to Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) orders. View orders here

The following CCHS restrictions have been put in place that must be followed when visiting all District parks and open space areas:

  • Not allowed to use park and open space areas for gathering with others who are not members of your household.

  • Not allowed to use high-touch equipment or recreation areas including playgrounds, play structures, picnic tables, barbecue areas, dog parks, bocce courts, basketball courts and outdoor gym equipment.

  • Not allowed to engage in sports games or activities in the parks that use shared equipment with others who are not a member of your household. Grass fields are open but baseball diamonds, dugouts and batting cages are closed.

  • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet at all times between you and others who are not a member of your household.

More specific details for District parks and open spaces are as follows:

  • All green spaces and pathways are open for local neighborhood traffic only
  • Paso Nogal Dog Park is closed (open space open)
  • Parking lot at Dinosaur Hill Park is closed
  • All park play structures closed. Please do not allow your children to slip under CAUTION tape 
  • All park picnic areas including picnic tables and BBQs closed
  • All basketball courts, bocce courts and outdoor gym equipment closed
  • All park restrooms closed
  • All drinking fountains shut off
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Building and group park rental spaces unavailable (Rec & Park staff will contact those affected)

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.

Contra Costa Health Services now recommends wearing a face covering when going outside. For more detail information on how to protect yourself and others, visit

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1. How has Rec & Park been impacted by COVID 19 Coronavirus?
2. What Rec & Park "essential" services will remain operational?
3. What Rec & Park classes/programs have been suspended?
4. Will I get a refund for classes/programs that cannot be rescheduled for make-up?
5. What Rec & Park events are postponed or canceled?
6. Are you accepting rental reservations?
7. What facilities, buildings and offices are closed?
8. Are parks and open space areas closed?
9. Are seniors still able to get meals from CC Cafe?
10. If I have a questions, how do I contact Rec & Park?
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