Due to COVID-19, regional parks have undergone complete or partial closures over the last few months. While several parks have reopened, some closures of parks and facilities remain in place.

 

As parks and open space are important for our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, the pandemic has shown us very clearly that we need parks now more than ever. County health officials have reported that it is good for health, disease prevention, and mental stress management to spend time in parks.

Park Safety Rules & Guidelines During COVID - 19

Help everyone keep the regional parks safe by cooperating  with statewide Shelter-In-Place and Park rules. Please do the following to protect yourself, other park visitors and park staff during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Before heading out to the parks:

  • Bring your water and your hand sanitizer.

  • Bring the face cloth/mask as recommended by the CDC.

  • Bring dog leash (6-foot max.) and dog garbage bags.

  • Plan to go walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating or fishing.

  • Swimming is not available due to restrictions on COVID-19 and seasonal closures.

  • Plan to walk, bike, or fish alone, or with only immediate household members.

  • No meetings or meeting groups (only established social bubbles of 12 or fewer).

  • Please keep in mind the statewide Shelter-In-Place order. Stay close to your home and visit the parks near you. Check the list above for regional park closures and parking restrictions.

People in Park
  • Download a map of the park before you leave home. Or, in the park, take a photo of the map on the information board before you start your hike.

 

While at the park:

  • Park in a safe and correct manner. Respect the neighbors of the park and the park staff. Do not block the driveway, the roadway, the emergency exit or the access road service. Parking rules/restrictions will be applied.

  • Upon arrival by foot, bike, or car, and you notice that the parking lot is full, or the trail is crowded, please come back at another time when the park or trail is less crowded.

  • Keep a 6-foot distance from other users of the park. Walk or bike solo, or with only members of the immediate household. No meetings or meeting groups (only established social bubbles of 12 or fewer).

  • Wear face cloth/mask when other park users are within 6 feet.

  • Only fish from shore and piers. Fish alone, or with only members of the immediate household. Keep a distance of 6 feet from other anglers. No meetings or meeting groups (only established social bubbles of 12 or fewer).

  • Be aware of high-touch points, such as gateways, benches, etc. Use your gloves or hand sanitizer.

Martinez, California is blessed with so many wonderful parks you don’t want to miss:

  • Cappy Ricks Park

  • Foothills Park

  • Golden Hills Park

  • Hidden Lakes Park

  • Hidden Valley Park

  • Highland Avenue Park

  • Holiday Highlands Park

  • John Muir Park

  • Waterfront Park   

 

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 111 Arthur Road in Martinez, CA 94553! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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