This week, Contra Costa County qualified to move from the State of California’s purple (widespread) tier into the less restrictive red (substantial) tier, allowing additional businesses and activities to reopen with modifications. In addition, the State of California also released guidelines for reopening outdoor playgrounds.
We understand how important it is for children to have access to parks and playgrounds, especially right now. Although given the extensive list of recommendations the State is imposing on playground facility operators, Orinda’s public playgrounds will not be in compliance with these recommendations from the State of California due to our limited resources. Orinda Parks and Rec is asking the community for support in adhering to the practices noted below as we do not have enough staff to enforce them.
Public playgrounds in Orinda will re-open at on Friday, October 2. Restrooms at each park will remain closed for now. New signage indicating usage rules designed to keep people safe from the spread of COVID-19 will be posted. These rules include the following:
To read the California Department of Public Health Guidance for Outdoor Playgrounds click here.