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:
The Shannon Community Center, The Wave aquatic facility, the Dublin Senior Center, Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, and other City facilities are closed to the public.
All programming including events, classes, activities, and facility rentals, have been cancelled. Staff is diligently processing refunds for activities, classes, and facility reservations occurring through May 31, 2020. New reservations of facilities at all locations remain suspended. The department’s after-school recreation program and preschool programs have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year.
City parks including athletic fields and open spaces will remain open to individuals or groups from the same household unit, maintaining social distancing practices, during regular hours of dawn to dusk; however all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited. Applications for Sports Fields Use Permits by organized youth Dublin sports groups are now being accepted for use with restrictions. (Please follow this LINK for a Field Use Application and more information.) All playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball courts, and drinking fountains are closed or have been turned off.
Dog Parks are now open. Outdoor restrooms will continue to be available.
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. Individuals using this facility must:
- Maintain a distance of six feet (6’) from any other person
- Not shake hands
- 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 925-580-1616. 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 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 - 8:00 p.m., at Emerald Glen Park.
The City of Dublin is now offering Summer Camps for children ages 5 to 12 years. Register now for a safe and fun camp experience including arts and crafts, games, themed activities, and much more! Download the flyer and sign up early as spots are limited!
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.