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The Encinitas Virtual Recreation Center has links to some ideas for
online activities to keep children engaged, as well as resources for adults, seniors and families.


All Encinitas parks are open with some amenities modified for use, or closed as indicated below.

Some active recreation areas in parks are temporarily closed. Facilities for activities which require hand contact with surfaces such as children’s play equipment, as well as activities in which social distancing is difficult to achieve or promote gathering may be closed.  When using open park areas, please adhere to the following rules; no gatherings, facial coverings required if within 6ft of non-family/household members, do not use if experiencing a cough or fever.


The following areas are closed:

  • Playgrounds

Click here to visit the City’s Parks webpage



Moonlight Beach access and beach access stairways located at Swami’s, D Street, Stonesteps, Beacons and Grandview are open for access to, and egress from the beaches. A facial covering is MANDATORY while using the narrow staircases. Please help us keep these access points open by using them only to transit back and forth to the beach (no jogging/working out on stairs). Use the stairs in a single file fashion, please be respectful while passing others, and remember that as restrictions are beginning to be lifted, elements of the Public Health Order remain in effect.  



All Encinitas trails are open. Please exercise caution and social distancing while enjoying the open trails in Encinitas.

Click here to visit the City’s Trails and Open Space webpage



In consideration of the health of its customers, the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is actively taking steps to control the spread of COVID-19 while still providing services to the community. The Department will update plans as needed based on additional direction from public health officials.

As a result, many previously scheduled City programs and events are postponed, cancelled, or modified in accordance with County Health Order and recommendations.Additionally, the Encinitas Community and Senior Center is closed until further notice.

The City recognizes the importance for recreation in the community and is proud to offer online programming for children, adults and seniors. Quality instructors are excited to teach online classes such as Mad Science, cooking, soccer, T’ai Chi Chih, line dancing, and even skateboarding, all virtually, online. Also on the Department’s Virtual Recreation Center webpage, you’ll find a listing of Senior Assistance resources and links to online activities for various ages including fitness, fun and educational activities.

Click here to visit the City’s Recreation webpage