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 is temporarily closing recreational buildings and facilities and limiting 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.
- City of Burbank parks and park restrooms remain open. However, all of parks and recreation indoor facilities and outdoor amenities are closed. This includes, but is not limited to: recreations centers, picnic areas, senior centers, nature center, tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, Pickleball courts, and ballfields. No group gatherings at the parks at this time.
- All hiking trails including Wildwood Canyon and Stough Canyon are closed until April 19.
- Sports and Aquatics programs are suspended until April 19.
- All City events, including Boards and Commissions meetings, are cancelled until April 19. For a list, see Event Schedule Changes 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.
- 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 companionship. For more information, please contact 818-238-5370.
- 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.