The City of Burbank continues to be prepared but not panicked in regards to taking a proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Out of an abundance of caution, and in guidance from State and County health officials, the City of Burbank Parks & Recreation Department has temporarily closed recreational buildings and facilities and have limited some services.
At this time, we ask you to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and practice social distancing recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus. Community members are encouraged to continue to stay active, connected, and enriched during this time. We are excited to offer a resource for all ages: Virtual Ways to Play More which includes links to video tutorials, arts and craft activities, and enrichment ideas to keep you active and engaged at home.
Updates as of July 1, 2020: In alignment with the State of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap and the County of Los Angeles' Roadmap to Recovery, some recreational facilities and activities will re-open with appropriate safety protocols in place.
*Please note that based on the recommendations and orders of local, state, and federal officials and due to the dynamic nature of the situation, items below are subject to change.
- City of Burbank parks and park restrooms remain open. However, all parks and recreation indoor facilities and some outdoor amenities are closed. This includes, but is not limited to: recreation centers, picnic areas, senior centers, nature center, playgrounds, basketball courts, and ballfields. No group gatherings at the parks at this time. Please only stay with those in your household. Per the County of Los Angeles, cloth face coverings are now required when you are around people not in your household. Information about the use of Face Coverings can be found on the Fact Sheet on Face Coverings and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Face Coverings document.
- For the July 4th Holiday weekend - parks and trails will remain open. Do not gather with those outside your household. The parking lot and gates to Burbank trails (Stough Canyon and Wildwood) will close early at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5. (Read more). The Starlight Bowl Concert Series, including the 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks show is cancelled. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. REMEMBER, THE POSSESSION AND USE OF ANY FIREWORKS IS SUBJECT TO CITATION AND ARREST. (Read more)
- Summer programming information is available in the Summer Recreation Guide. Please note that details are subject to change based on local and state guidelines.
- Burbank hiking trails, including Wildwood Canyon and Stough Canyon re-opened on Friday, May 8th. Please adhere to posted signage and follow safety guidelines here.
Trail users over two years old will be required to wear face coverings at trailheads, in parking lots, and at destination points along trails. For full safety protocols, visit the County's link here.
- The DeBell Golf Club 18 hole course and Par 3/Disc Golf course will be open starting Friday, May 8th. The driving range will open on Monday, May 11th. Patrons are strongly encouraged to book tee times online at www.debellgolf.com. Reservations for the Par 3/Disc Golf course can be by calling the golf shop at 818-845-0022. New protocols will be in effect to keep us all safe, with a focus on safety and cleanliness. For more information, please contact DeBell Golf Club directly at 818-845-0022 or at www.debellgolfclub.com.
- City of Burbank park tennis courts and the outdoor Pickleball courts located at Maxam Park re-opened on Friday, May 15th. Please adhere to posted signage and follow all safety guidelines listed here. In addition, Olive Tennis Court #1 has been re-programmed for Pickleball play on Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings. More information about Pickleball can be found here. The Burbank Tennis Center re-opened on Monday, May 18th. Please go to: www.burbanktennis.com for more information.
- As of May 18, the Parks and Recreation Department has resumed its summer day camps program. Based on guidelines set from from the State of California and the Los Angeles County, spots in camp will be limited. Sessions will begin on Monday, June 15. Please check the Summer Day Camps page for more information.
- The Verdugo Aquatic Facility has re-opened on Monday, July 15. Lap swimming is available 7 days a week. Summer swim lessons will resume beginning July 6. Registration is now open at www.burbankparks.com. Additional operational protocols are in place and available on the Aquatics Guide or visiting www.burbankca.gov/aquatics.
- Sports and Aquatics programs are suspended until further notice. More information will be updated at: www.burbankca.gov/sports
- All City special events are cancelled until further notice. The Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series including the July 4th Concert and fireworks celebration has been cancelled. Visit www.starlightbowl.com for the status of private engagements. For a list, see Event Schedule Changes here.
- View the Virtual Youth Art Expo Gallery here.
- View the Virtual Memorial Day tribute here.
- The City will forego the normal cancellation policies for any Parks and Recreation permit groups/events, and will work with permit groups to reschedule their events. Please contact Parks Permit staff at 818-238-5300 or Library staff at 818-238-5551 with any questions or changes.
- As of March 16, 2020 Spring Recreation Classes and Spring Break camps have been cancelled. Participants will receive a full refund based on payment method.
- Summer Recreation Classes will resume in July. In addition to in-person classes, over 50 virtual classes are available. Register online at www.burbankparks.com.
- Effective Monday, March 30, the Senior Nutrition Program will serve lunches as part of the Home Delivered Meals program. For any questions regarding home delivered meals during this time, please contact Nutrition Program staff at 818-238-5366.
- Burbank residents 55 and older and Burbank adults with physical disabilities who are in need of assistance are encouraged to contact Project Hope. Volunteers provide assistance with running errands, grocery shopping, and telephone reassurance and companionship. For more information, please contact 818-238-5370. More information about City and County services and resources for Adults 55+ and Dependent Individuals can be found here.
- The Joslyn Adult Center has compiled a list of activities for Adults 55+, including support groups, fitness activities and more. Learn more about it here.
Community members are encouraged to continue to stay active, connected, and enriched during this time. We are excited to offer a resource for all ages: Virtual Ways to Play More which includes links to video tutorials, arts and craft activities, and enrichment ideas to keep you active and engaged at home.
- The Burbank PASS program continues to accept applications. Burbank residents who are in financial need may qualify for financial subsidy Citywide services. More information at: www.burbankca.gov/burbankpass.
The City will continue to monitor and make appropriate decisions during this dynamic situation. For regular updates, please visit: www.burbankca.gov/covid19
"Together we strive to be the heart of the community by providing enriching opportunities through dedicated people, beautiful parks and inspiring programs."
In addition to operating and maintaining 41 public parks and facilities as well as a public golf course, the Parks and Recreation Department maintains most of the publicly-owned landscaped areas and parkway trees throughout the City. The Department also provides recreation service programs that include special interest classes; youth and adult sports programs; day camps; afterschool programs; youth resource programs; environmental and educational nature programs; cultural arts activities, including visual and performing arts; commercial recreation services; volunteer programs for residents of all ages; and year-round special events. The Department also provides a variety of senior and human service programs. The Parks and Recreation Board, Senior Citizen Board, Art in Public Places Committee, Burbank Cultural Arts Commission and Youth Board, as well as a number of other advisory boards and committees, work in an advisory capacity with Department staff, cooperatively striving to identify and meet the recreational and human service needs of the Burbank community.