Parks, trails and open spaces are open per the governor’s Stay-at-Home order. However, this does not mean you should use these spaces as you normally would. If you choose to participate in responsible outdoor recreation, please adhere to the following at all times:
All educational and recreational programming, special events and facility rentals are suspended until further notice. Physical parks offices are closed to the public, but employees continue to conduct City business remotely and in the field.
Want to know if you should visit your favorite park today? Based on two daily visual inspections, park rangers are noting the volume of visitors at nine of our most popular City parks to let you know if there is low, moderate or high traffic. If the park is experiencing high traffic, check out a different spot, or perhaps opt to get some fresh air in your neighborhood that day. Generally, these popular parks and trails are least busy early in the morning or later in the day. This data is available at www.healthyparks.co. Thank you for doing your part to reduce the strain on our favorite places. We are all in this together.
The City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has offered the following public health guidance for City parks, trails and open spaces.
The City will continue to provide essential government services while also implementing select modified operations to comply with orders and public health recommendations related to COVID-19. Get the latest on temporary changes and closures.
The City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition between cities around the globe to encourage resident scientists to help study and monitor urban biodiversity. We invite YOU to explore our community's biodiversity by finding and identifying animals, plants, and all living things in our city and surrounding areas.