Outdoor Recreation Guidelines
Nature breaks – going outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery – can do wonders to improve our mood. The current Sacramento County Public Health Order allows you to engage in outdoor activity, and at this time, Folsom’s 48 parks and 50 miles of recreational trails remain open.
Athletic fields, sports courts, playgrounds/play equipment, and park amenities are currently closed to the public at all City of Folsom parks and all FCUSD school campuses are also closed. FIDO Field dog park and the Folsom Skate and Bike parks are closed and should be considered off-limits.
Last week, the city started a Park Patrol program to help educate people in our parks about the park amenity closures and social distancing requirements. Patrol staff are circulating through every park several times each day, seven days a week, and are available to answer any questions you may have and to assist with compliance of the Sacramento County Public Health Orders and the City of Folsom closures.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, here’s how to get your outside time the right way:
- Pick a location that’s close by your home – walk your dog around your neighborhood, visit a nearby park, or bicycle along a section of one of our local recreational trails.
- Go solo or with members of your household; now is not the time to meet up with friends or groups of people (you can do that virtually).
- Maintain a social distance at all times of six feet or more from other people when you’re outdoors, whether you’re on foot or on bike.
- Follow instructions and notices on signs posted at parks and along trails.
- Keep dogs on a leash at all times, and don’t allow them to visit with any person who is not a member of your household.
- Avoid crowded areas – if a park or trail seems too crowded to allow for social distancing, choose a different location or visit at an off-peak time. City of Folsom park hours are 7 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
- Once you return home from an outdoor trip – whether it was to a park, trail, or elsewhere – please remember to immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
We’re in this together – everyone has the responsibility to help “flatten the curve” by remaining at home as much as possible.