Parks & Community Services
Community Facilities, Parks, and Programming During COVID-19
Playgrounds are allowed to be open at Dublin Parks. Families are cautioned to follow the State's playground guidelines closely, as the use of high-touch surfaces, such as play structures, pose a greater risk of spreading COVID-19. Masks are required of anyone over the age of two, and people from different families should maintain a distance of six feet from one another.
Picnic shelters are now available for reservation in accordance with strict California Department of Health and the Alameda County Public Health Department guidelines and can be reserved at www.dublinrecguide.com.
According to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people to attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Unvaccinated people must continue to wear masks in those situations.
Both the California Department of Health and the Alameda County Public Health Department, allow for small gatherings within the following guidelines:
- No more than 50 persons (or the regular maximum occupancy of a particular picnic area, whichever is fewer) are permitted for any small public and private gatherings.
- All participants in small public and private gatherings must practice physical distancing.
- All participants must practice regular hand hygiene while participating in such gatherings to include regular hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
- Hand sanitizer and face coverings must be provided by the Permit Holder.
- Any participant that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus or that exhibits any viral symptoms or has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher must not attend the gathering.
- Participants must cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or fabric or, if not possible, sneeze into their sleeve or elbow (not hands).
- Permit Holders must wipe down facility using disinfecting wipes to sanitize high-contact areas before and after use.
- Drinking fountains are not available.
- Jumpers/Bounce Houses will not be permitted.
- If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 after an event, renter is responsible for contacting their attendees and the City of Dublin to allow for facility cleaning. Confidentiality will be maintained.
- Renter is responsible for keeping a list of all attendees and their contact information in case of a reported COVID case.
- Park Monitors will visit each reservation to ensure safety and compliance with the listed guidelines. If you need assistance with your rental onsite, you may call (925) 325-3891.
Tennis Courts are now open, in accordance with the Shelter-in-Place Order. In addition to standard use rules, the following rules are in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19:
- Do not share sports equipment, including tennis balls, with individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit.
- During play, maintain a distance of six feet (6’) from individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit.
- Do not physically contact, shake hands, or high five other players.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately upon leaving the court.
- All players must leave the facility immediately after play.
The Skate Park at Emerald Glen is now open and basketball hoops have been re-installed. Individuals using these facilities must:
- Cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
- Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer following activity
A Senior curbside lunch service provided by Open Heart Kitchen will continue to be available at the Dublin Senior Center on weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Seniors must make reservations for lunch through Open Heart Kitchen at 925-500-8241. To enforce social distancing during lunch distribution, seniors must remain in their vehicles.
The Parks and Community Services Department develops and implements quality programs that:
- Encourage healthy lifestyles
- Preserve the City's heritage
- Provide recreational experiences
- Strengthen community image
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan establishes goals, long-term policies and standards to guide the acquisition, development, and management of park and recreation facilities.