Where to Get Outside and Stay Healthy

As the weather warms up and it feels like summer has arrived in Encinitas, we all want to be outside. The City of Encinitas is working to open up recreational spaces and encourages residents to stay safe and healthy.

The following City recreational facilities are OPEN:

  • All beaches.  Families and members of a household, can sit, lie down, and participate in active sports. Additionally, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking are allowed;
  • All City parks;
  • All Encinitas trails; and
  • Starting today, June 9, all Encinitas City beach and park parking lots are open.

When recreating outside, please continue practicing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you feel sick and/or have any symptoms, avoid groups and crowded spaces, maintain physical distance around people outside of your household, and wash your hands. The County requires you to have a face covering ready when outside walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, and to wear it when you come within within six feet of other people. The County also still prohibits gatherings of more than one person not part of a single family or household in a single indoor or outdoor space at the same.

The following areas at City parks remain CLOSED:

  • Playgrounds
  • Pickleball courts
  • Skate parks/features

Sports fields are open for individual or family/household use, such as picnics or playing catch. The City is working to open the athletic fields for youth sports organizations, and any organization interested in operating day camps or clinics at a field must submit a safe operations protocol. For more information, you can email the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at [email protected]. Stay tuned for a digital camps guide, coming soon!

Please check the Encinitas COVID Parks, Beaches, Trails & Recreation website for continued updated information.


For information or questions, please contact Tom Bokosky, Director of Human Resources at (760) 633-2631 or [email protected].