COVID-19: City of Belmont Updates

The Belmont City Manager has proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to protect the public health and safety caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). More information...


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The City encourages continued compliance with social distancing and health and safety guidelines to avoid having to retract openings due to non-compliance.

Face coverings are required at all times on Belmont’s Open Space trails for ages 13+. These decisions are made for everyone’s safety. 

Currently closed: Basketball courts, playgrounds/swings, barbecue areas, picnic areas, park restrooms, and water fountains remain closed. Tennis courts and dog parks/off-leash areas have been tentatively open. 


Important guidelines are in place to keep everyone safe in our parks and open spaces.  Per the County Health Officer’s statements, please heed the following: 

1. Stay home as much as possible
Exercise and sanity are absolutely important, however, we recommend that everyone stay at home as much as possible until this situation passes. Countries that have figured out how to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 have all enacted much stricter social distancing measures than we are currently experiencing here in California.

3. If you do go out:
*Face coverings are required at all times on Belmont’s Open Space trails for ages 13+*  Stay within 10 miles of your residence. When outdoors at other locations, bring a face covering for unexpected contact with non-household members. Act as if everyone you encounter out on the trails has the virus.

4. Outdoor recreation activities:
Must take place within 10 miles of the individual's residence. Do not carpool under any circumstances. Following California guidelines, only drive across town for the absolute essentials!

5. Please, do not ride/hike/gather in groups of any size
Aim for solo or household-only activities. Gathering in a group and hitting the trails increases the chance of virus transmission between members of your group as well as transmission to other trail users. As a group, you create a bigger obstacle for other users and set a bad example for the outdoor community.     

6. Pick off-hours to ride or hike, avoid times of heavy trail use

7. Keep rides and hikes short if you do choose to enjoy the trails

a. Slow down more than usual, and give fellow trail users more room than you may normally give should you need to pass.

b. Now is not the time to train for a marathon or challenge yourself on an extreme ride.  Our healthcare system cannot support additional emergencies right now, and no one wants to be the one to distract medical resources from an ongoing pandemic. 

c. Give others ample opportunity to enjoy the trails!  This isn’t the time to start that marathon training you’ve always meant to do. 

8. Use the restroom before coming to an Open Space 

9. Avoid spitting while on the trail

10. Keep your dog on a leash at all times 

11. Speak up if others are not following these recommendations

12. Please respect closures
These decisions are made for everyone’s safety.  


Parks and trails are beautiful gathering places for our community members. Belmont offers 14 developed parks on 31 acres and 337 acres of open space for hiking, running and bike riding. 

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  • Twin Pines Park

    Twin Pines Park & Picnic Areas map
    1. Address:One Twin Pines Lane
      Belmont, CA 94002
    2. Phone:(650) 595-7441
    3. Capacity:100 +
    1. BBQ
    2. Compost Receptacle
    3. Drinking Fountain
    4. Historical Photo Tour Location
    5. Lawn Area
    6. Multi-use Field
    7. Open Space Trails
    8. Picnic Area
    9. Playground
    10. Recreational Facility
    11. Recycling Receptacle
    12. Rental Facilities
    13. Restrooms
    14. Stage
    15. Wheelchair accessible
    1. City Hall
    2. City Parks
    3. Facility Rental
    4. Picnic Area Rental

*Due to San Mateo County Health's COVID-19 recommendations, both the playgrounds and picnic areas shall remain temporarily closed.*  

"A lovely, intimate park located in a ravine alongside Ralston Ave north of El Camino in hilly Belmont. The park follows a babbling brook and includes lots of picnic areas and shady places to rest. Located just down Ralston before El Camino Real, Twin Pines is a 10-acre park owned by the city of Belmont, which houses the Belmont Historical Society Museum, Belmont Parks and Recreation, and the Senior and Community Center. The park is frequented by visitors picnicking and people attending various events throughout the year, including free afternoon concerts each Sunday in the summer" - Hungarian Heritage Foundation  

The beautiful Twin Pines Park is home to Belmont City Hall and Parks & Recreation. It is a treasure hidden in the middle of the city, where you will find a combination of facilities, parks, picnic areas and trails along this park. Explore our creek or just enjoy a nice day outside with the fresh scents of nature. There is plenty of parking available. Open sunup to sundown.

See the expanded map here or here

You can reserve picnic areas such as Buckeye, Redwood, or the Meadow. Facility rentals include the Lodge, Cottage, Manor, or Twin Pines Senior & Community Center. For rentals, click here.

 *All dogs must be on leash. (BMC Ordinance Section 5-6(1)) For the off-leash dog park, please see the Cipriani Dog Park.

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30 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA 94002 | 650-595-7441 |