• December 4, 2020
 City to reopen Hiking Trails for Memorial Day Weekend

Lost Dog Trail | Photo Courtesy Jean-Claude L. / Yelp!

City to reopen Hiking Trails for Memorial Day Weekend

Officials with the Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday morning that the city will reopen hiking and walking trails across the City for Memorial Day weekend starting Saturday, May 23.

“The department understands that time outdoors can have many benefits, both physical and mental, and that open space provides critical support for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic,” officials shared via a news release.

The trails will be open for activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, and nature viewing, but social distancing guidelines must be followed.

City staff encourage visitors to keep six feet apart from others, not congregate with people who are not from their household, no picnicking, encouraged to use face coverings, and urged not use trails if they or anyone in their household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

All City parks and recreational areas will remain closed during the Memorial Day weekend and until further notice due to health and budgetary impacts.

Picnics, gatherings, sports games, and any other activity are still not permitted in City parks.

Parks and Recreation facilities, including aquatic centers, recreation centers, and senior centers and sports facilities, will remain closed through the summer.

The additional hiking and walking trails opening on Memorial Day Weekend include:

Hike and Walking Trails (Additional Trails Open)
Lost DogRound House
Lazy CowThousand Steps
PalisadesLomas del Sol
Jan Sumrall Memorial
Scenic Drive (Scenic Sundays to resume)
McKelligon Canyon opens Friday, May 22

(Gate to remain closed to vehicle traffic, only foot and bicycle traffic allowed on paved road, hiking on trails is not permitted.)

Information on open hiking and walking trails, including locations, is posted on the Parks and Recreation website and www.epstrong.org.

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