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City Playgrounds Now Open

The City of Carlsbad reopened city playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas under new state and county health guidelines on Friday, Oct. 2.

In compliance with the safety guidelines from the County of San Diego and California Department of Public Health, the city has posted signs that note the maximum occupancy of each play structure and arranged for frequent cleaning.

Closed for maintenance
The Hidden Canyon Park playground will remain closed so workers can make repairs to the newly installed surface. This work was not anticipated, and the city apologizes for the inconvenience. The playground should open around mid-October.

New rules

Here is the list of rules put out by the state and the county to help keep city playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas safe and open.

  • Everyone 2 years and older must wear a mask covering their face.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet between individuals from different households and prevent crowding of children.
  • Do not eat or drink in the playground to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after you visit.
  • Visit the park at different times or days to avoid crowds and waits.
  • Elderly individuals and people with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.
  • To avoid crowding and allow everyone to use this space, please limit your visit to 30 minutes when others are waiting.

More information

California Department of Public Health playground guidelines 
San Diego County Health Order

Tim Selke, parks services manager, 760-434-2857, tim.selke@carlsbadca.gov


October 5, 2020