In continued response to the guidance from the San Mateo County Health Official, the Governor of California, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding COVID-19, we are cancelling/closing/postponing all non-essential programs, services,and confined recreational areas effective immediately until further notice. This date may be extended per the directives of authorities.
All playgrounds, pocket parks, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas are closed to public use.
The Red Morton Skatepark is CLOSED.
Shared public recreational facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, pools, bocce courts, and all fenced-in recreational amenities- including the Recreation Way gate at the lower entrance of Stulsaft Park are CLOSED.
Park Restrooms and water fountains are CLOSED.
Pickup group sports games are currently not allowed on sports fields or any open areas. Please note that Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people living in the same household.
Police can issue citations to those not adhering to the rules.
PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY and do your part to flatten the curve!
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
Dogs must be on leash at all times, EVERYWHERE.
- While our open spaces and pathways in our parks remain open, please keep moving along, and respect social distancing by maintaining at least 6 ft from passersby.
- While it is okay to go on a walk, bike ride, or run, please keep within a 10 miles radius of your home to recreate.
All City park pathways, fields, and open spaces will remain open at this time. Please note that Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people living in the same household.
We are now taking Tennis Court Reservations.
SOCIAL DISTANCING is required for all park visitors.
FAQs REGARDING PARKS & OPEN SPACES
Fore more information about Shelter in Place, please visit https://www.smcgov.org/shelter-place-faqs
We are aware of the revised County Health Order regarding tennis, which reads:.
“Tennis facilities can be opened if they are going to be actively managed to reasonably ensure that tennis is either (1) only played by members of the same household or (2) singles played in a manner, in which each ball is touched only by a single tennis player. Any measures put in place must be reflected in the required posted written protocols and be monitored and managed.”
We have been informed by County Health that we would need to staff the tennis courts, ensure the order is being met, and be the COVID-19 protocol enforcer remains on site.
Similar to other cities, we are evaluating if we can meet all of the mandates as well as if we have the staffing resources to move forward. We will also be evaluating reservation systems, required pricing, policies and procedures, onsite signage, onsite protocol/check-in/management, possible days/times/locations, and more.
It may take us a couple of weeks to determine if we have the necessary procedures and resources. We will be sure to inform the public through our City website and eNews notices. Thank you for your patience.
No, sports leagues are not allowed under the Order. Sports activities are only permitted between members of a household or living unit.
No. Dog parks are areas that encourage people to gather together, and are required to close.
The purpose of the Shelter in Place Order is to require all persons to stay at home or close to home to avoid getting infected and avoid infecting others. The modifications to the Shelter in Place Order were made to address local issues that appeared to be negatively impacting mitigation efforts, including people traveling to beaches and other outdoor recreation locations, resulting in crowds and a lack of social distancing. For our County, the Health Officer had concerns that recreational activities were unintentionally contributing to the spread. We are trying our best to balance personal freedoms against the limitations and restrictions that have been shown to be effective in flattening the curve. It is important that everyone limit recreation to what is permitted under the Order.
Personal training, even outdoors and with a single client, is not allowed.
As an aside, accepting payment for personal training or lessons while on City premises is against the law under municipal codes: Chapter 25, sections 25.2.01 and 25.02.03.
No. Camping is not permitted under the Order as it is not an essential activity. Although it is an outdoor activity, we are asking people to shelter at home to reduce the likelihood of transmission. Camping is not the act of sheltering at home.
Yes, but perform social distancing.