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City Closes Playground Equipment & Swings to Public. Parks & Trails Still Open

Post Date:03/23/2020 2:11 PM

March 23, 2020 5:03 pm 
Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis and Federal/State/County Public Health orders, this information may change at any time.

The City of Vista has closed it's children's playground equipment and swings in all City parks. The parks are still open and park and trail users are asked to follow the number of Center for Disease Control (CDC) specific recommendations to keep safe social distancing when in parks or on trails.  

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails: wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and follow other public health official guidelines.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence. As you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers

At this time, City of Vista park restrooms are open. Please note that this may change and trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.

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All City of Vista presented programs are temporarily suspended
through March 31, 2020.



To register in-person for classes or to reserve a city recreation facility, visit the Recreation Office at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive during these hours: Monday through Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. Customer service is available by phone at 760.643.5275 during the same days and hours.


 Register online for
sports programs and activities.



Recreation & Community Services
City of Vista
200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084

P: 760.639.6151
E: e-mail us 
e-mails are responded to during normal business hours weekdays

Parks Facility Rentals:

Youth Programs:

Park Maintenance:
P: 760.639.6167
» Report a Park Maintenance Issue 

Recreation & Community Services offers programs that build community, promote healthy lifestyles, and provide entertainment for a variety of audiences. The department operates many of Vista's recreation, aquatic, and cultural arts venues, and hosts activities for all ages including preschoolers, youth, adults, and seniors. Be active! Join the fun!