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LA Parks: What’s Opening Tomorrow and What’s Not

Trails at Runyon Canyon Park will NOT be among those re-opening this weekend.

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles announced that some city park facilities will be re-opening this weekend. But because the re-opening is limited (e.g. trails in Griffith park WILL be open; trails in Runyon Canyon will NOT)…we wanted to make sure everyone is on the same page about where you can go this weekend (yay, dog parks), where you can’t (sorry, beach fans), and where there will be limited access.  So here’s the short version:



For even more information, here’s a much more detailed list from the Department of Rec and Parks:

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, the following remain closed to the public (with the exceptions of most trails and golf courses) as follows:

    • All recreation centers are closed.
    • All recreation and cultural programming, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses and group sessions are cancelled.
    • All aquatic facilities are closed.
    • All golf courses will re-open on May 9, 2020. All pro shops and in door dining are to remain closed except for take-out food purchases or paying for golf services. All golfers must wear face coverings.
    • All indoor & outdoor sport amenities are closed. This includes all skate parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, baseball fields, turf & natural soccer fields, and basketball courts.
    • All recreational group sports or activities are prohibited.
    • All public hiking trails and trailheads in the City of Los Angeles are re-opened on May 9, 2020 with mandatory social distancing, face coverings and subject to capacity limitations and parking restrictions. Runyon Canyon remains closed until further notice.
    • All equestrian-only trails remain open with practiced social distancing.
    • The Venice Beach Pier is closed.
    • All public beaches, public beach parking lots, piers and beach access points are closed.
    • The Venice Beach Boardwalk/Ocean Front Walk is closed – with limited access to essential businesses. This means you can only be on the boardwalk to pick up take-out food or to access an essential business. You should not loiter on the Boardwalk for any other purpose and enter and exit only to access these services.
    • Venice Beach Bathrooms remain open as follows: The Horizon Avenue Bathrooms (aka (Westminster Bathrooms) remain open 24 hours. There are 7 portable bathrooms located on Rose Avenue that remain open 24 hours with handwashing stations.
    • The other City Beach restrooms, Washington Blvd. Pier, the North Venice Parking Lot Restroom, the 17th /1700 Restrooms and the Brooks Avenue Restrooms are open 6:15 AM to 10:30 PM. All other Citywide RAP, Public Bathrooms located throughout the City will remain open during regular operating hours.
    • The following Griffith Park areas are closed: the Observatory, Travel Town, Train Rides, the Pony Rides and the Merry Go Round, all trails and trailheads and some access entry roads.The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Sherman Oaks Castle, and the EXPO Center are closed.
    • Access to census stations will be permitted, but there shall be no more than 10 people at a time in the facility.
    • All senior citizen centers remain closed. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered to seniors enrolled in LA City Department of Aging program. To enroll in this program, please call 213-482-7252. The Department of Aging is reachable Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for more information regarding meal services.
    • All events and permits at all RAP sites or locations are canceled.
    • New reservations for facilities or permits at RAP locations will be temporarily suspended.
    • All Dog Parks remain open subject to mandatory social distancing requirements.

Also, please note:

Parks still remain open for walking or running; however, when visiting a park for exercise or respite, you MUST adhere to the City’s Safer at Home social distancing directives and must not participate in recreational group sports or activities that are incompatible with the City’s social distancing mandates.

If you have any questions regarding park operations, please contact [email protected] or call 213-202-2700.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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