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 Dublin Senior Center, Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, and other City facilities are closed to the public.  The Wave is currently offering lap swimming hours, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., in its outdoor Sports Pool.  Visit

All facility rentals and most programming including events, classes and activities will remain cancelled until further notice. New facility reservations at all locations will remain suspended. The department is currently offering a preschool program which complies with all State and local Health orders as well as a a L.I.V.E. 'n' Rec  (Learning in a Virtual Environment) program to support parents and students while virtual learning remains in effect.  Find more information at

City parks 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 and all guests over the age of 12 must wear a mask while visiting the park. Applications for Sports Fields Use Permits by organized youth Dublin sports groups are now being accepted for use with restrictions.  Learn more about park and athletic field monitoring.   All basketball courts and drinking fountains are closed or have been turned off. 

Dog Parks are now open.  Outdoor restrooms will continue to be available.

As of Friday, October 16, 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.  

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 925-500-8241. To enforce social distancing during lunch distribution, seniors must remain in their vehicles.

The City of Dublin is now offering many camps, social distancing classes, and online programs for children, teens, and adults. Visit for more information.

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

Master Plan

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.