The City has reviewed the County’s latest health order and will implement a few changes, effective Monday, May 4th. The City encourages continued compliance with social distancing and health and safety guidelines to avoid having to retract openings due to non-compliance.
Here's what's changing:
1. Outdoor recreation activity must take place within 10 miles of a person’s residence. This applies to anyone living in or traveling to San Mateo County.
2. The City will open multi-use athletic fields by end of day Monday, May 4th, after fields have been inspected and required signage is posted at each site. Restrooms remain closed. Per the County Order, dog parks remain closed, so off leash dog hours at Barrett are still not permitted.
3. Childcare, summer camps and other educational or recreational program information will be updated by May 8, 2020.
Here's what hasn't changed:
1. Social distancing requirements are unchanged. No gathering with others from a different household. Wear face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained in public.
2. Face coverings are required at all times on Belmont’s Open Space trails.
3. Dogs must be on leash at all parks and open spaces at all times.
4. Belmont’s sports courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, dog parks, barbecue areas, and park restrooms will remain closed until further notice.
5. The Twin Pines Senior and Community Center will remain closed.
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.
Twin Pines Redwood Picnic AreaDetails:
- Compost Receptacle
- Horseshoe Pits
- Picnic Area
- Recycling Receptacle
- Picnic Area Rental
*Due to San Mateo County Health's COVID-19 recommendations, both the playgrounds and picnic areas shall remain temporarily closed.*
The Picnic Area is available for rental Monday through Sunday. Located in the southwest area of Twin Pines Park, this area seats up to 125, has a large brick barbecue and a children's playground. Volleyball posts and horseshoe stakes are in place, you only need to rent the equipment to play. Park is open from sun up to sun down.
Interested in having a bounce house at your picnic rental?
- First, fill out a picnic rental permit (in person or online) and pay the fee to reserve the picnic are
- Secure special equipment from your preferred provider
- It is the permit holder’s responsibility to receive a certificate of insurance (via email or in person) from their special equipment provider; the City of Belmont must be listed as additionally insured for up to one million dollars with the name and address below:
City of Belmont
One Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002
- No later than 30 days before the event, the permit holder must bring the certificate of insurance to the Belmont Parks and Rec Office and complete a Special Equipment form, providing additional payment for the permit ($100) and refundable deposit ($250)
Due to the severe drought in California and water damage, Belmont Parks and Recreation is not approving permit requests for special equipment that requires water (dunk tanks, slip n’ slides, etc.).
For more information call (650) 595-7441 or email ParksRec@belmont.gov
*All dogs must be on leash (BMC Ordinance Section 5-6(1)).
For any in-progress concerns, contact Belmont PD at (650)
For the off-leash dog park, please see the Cipriani Dog Park.