Parks & Community Services
During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order:
Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with guidance from County and State officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Dublin Parks & Community Services Department is implementing the following, effective March 17 through April 7, 2020:
The Shannon Community Center, The Wave aquatic facility, the Dublin Senior Center, Dublin Heritage Park Museums, and other City facilities are closed to the public.
All programming including events, classes, activities, and facility rentals, including athletic field reservations, will be cancelled. Staff is diligently processing refunds for activities, classes, and facility reservations occurring through April 7, 2020. New reservations of facilities at all locations remain suspended. The department’s after- school recreation program and pre-school programs will be cancelled through April 10, 2020.
City parks will remain open as outdoor-only facilities during regular hours of dawn to dusk, but all playgrounds have been closed (as of 3/21). Outdoor restrooms will continue to be available.
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 925-580-1616. To enforce social distancing during lunch distribution, seniors must remain in their vehicles.
- In an effort to give residents additional access to fresh produce, however, the Dublin Farmers’ Market will continue beginning Thursday, April 2, in accordance with strict guidelines. This includes discontinuing samples, encouraging pre-bagging to expedite purchasing, and spacing booths in accordance with social distancing procedures. The Dublin Farmers’ Market will take place on Thursdays, April 2 – September 24, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Emerald Glen Park.
We hope these extraordinary efforts will help with the City and global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We know that you rely on our programs as consistent and crucial resources. We appreciate your support and understanding as we adapt to this fluid situation.
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.