As the County and State enter into Stage 3 of the Governor’s Roadmap to Resilience, the City of San Clemente will be lifting restrictions at many of its park facilities.
Ballfields, basketball and volleyball courts, and the Baron Von Willard Dog Park, have reopened with restricted use; and the Ralphs Skate Court will move further along in the reopening plan. All ballfields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts will reopen for walkup use only. Field permits will not be issued. In accordance with the California Department of Public Health guidance, “organized activities and sports…are not permitted to the extent that they require coaches and athletes who are not from the same household or living units…Members of the same household may engage in such activities and sports together.”
The Baron Von Willard Dog Park will reopen for public use. Dog owners should refrain from gathering or congregating around picnic areas. Users are advised that there are no restrooms at this park and should bring water for themselves and their dogs. Frequent hand washing and sanitizing is encouraged before and after visiting the dog park.
The Ralphs Skate Court will no longer require advanced registration and will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Skateboarders and their families are required to follow physical distancing standards and refrain from gathering in large groups who are not from the same household. Pursuant to San Clemente Municipal Code § 10.64.050, all pads are required to use the skate park – elbow, knee, and helmet.
All park and field users must follow physical distancing, handwashing, and public health guidelines. Modified operations are subject to change and will be adjusted as Federal, State and Local orders change.
Governor Newsom, and the California Department of Public Health authorized the state to transition into Stage 3 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap. Coinciding with this move, the Orange County Health Care Agency authorized Orange County cities to grant greater access to businesses, services, and public spaces.
Consistent with the State-approved beach reopening plan, all San Clemente city-operated beaches will open for passive as well as active use. City beaches will be open 7 days per week, 4 a.m. to 12 midnight. Play structures and the fire rings located on the beachfront will remain closed. Beach goers are required to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and should wear face coverings. Frequent handwashing is strongly recommended; individuals who are not feeling well are asked to stay home.
Additionally, the San Clemente Municipal Pier has reopened for passive use, including fishing and leisure. Users must follow social distancing guidelines, should wear face coverings, and maintain a six-foot separation from people who are not part of their households.
For questions regarding these guidelines, please email or contact City Hall at (949) 361-8200.