Encinitas, CA – In support of regional efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 19, 2020, the City of Encinitas is closing active recreation areas in all City Parks. Activities which require hand contact with surfaces such as entrance gates and children’s play equipment, as well as balls used to play sports have a high potential to spread the virus.  Also, social distancing in these areas is difficult to achieve.  All Encinitas parks including off-leash dog areas and public restrooms will remain open.

The following areas are closed:

  • All Fields & Courts (tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts)
  • Playgrounds
  • Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park
  • Skate Parks/Features

All community members are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding handwashing, sanitizing and social distancing. Please monitor CDC guidance and local, state and federal updates daily.

For most up to date information visit www.encinitasca.gov or please contact the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department with any questions at (760) 633-2740. Thank you for your cooperation.

Beginning March 18, 2020, the City temporarily closed all public counters to ensure the safety of customers, employees, and residents. Customers can visit the City’s Customer Self Service (CSS) website portal at https://portal.encinitasca.gov/CustomerSelfService#/home for information and assistance. Staff continues to be available for customer service via email or over the phone at the following numbers:

Building Permits - [email protected] or P: (760) 633-2730

Clerk - [email protected] or P:(760) 633-2601

Code Enforcement - [email protected] or P:(760) 633-2685

Finance Department - [email protected] or P:(760) 633-2640

Fire Prevention - [email protected] or P: (760) 633-2820

Housing Resources - [email protected] or  P:(760) 633-2723

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts - [email protected] or P: (760) 633-2740

Human Resources Department:- [email protected]  or P: (760) 633-2767

Marine Safety Tower - P: (760) 633-2750 (beaches and lifeguards)

Planning Division - [email protected] or P: (760) 633-2710

Public Works Department - [email protected] or P:(760) 633-2850

Regulatory Permits - [email protected] or P:(760) 633-2708

San Dieguito Water District - [email protected] or P:(760) 633-2650

Traffic Engineering - [email protected] or P: (760) 943-2211

Engineering - P: (760) 633- 2770

Land Development Engineering - P: (760) 633-2706

Parking Citations - P: (760) 943-2299