(Updated as of 7/6/20 - Parks and Recreation is strictly adhering to the guidelines of Contra Costa County Health as it relates to all activities and rentals. To learn more about these guidelines, visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/)
COVID-19 Update to Our Orinda Parks and Rec Family:
The most recent Health Order from Contra Costa County supersedes the June 5, 2020, Order of the Health Officer directing all individuals to socially distance (“Prior Order”). This Order continues to restrict most activity, travel, and governmental and business functions to essential needs and to the Outdoor Activities and Outdoor Businesses that the prior Order allowed to resume. But in light of progress achieved in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Contra Costa (the “County”), and in accordance with a variance obtained by the County from the State of California on June 9, 2020, which allows the County to move more quickly, or in a different order, through Stage 2 of the State of California’s COVID-19 roadmap to recovery, this Order eases restrictions to allow additional businesses to resume or begin operating, subject to conditions set forth in applicable industry guidelines issued by the State. This Order also modifies restrictions that applied to outdoor recreation activities, childcare facilities, outdoor dining, campgrounds and outdoor pools. To learn more visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/ .
Given this information, the City of Orinda has cancelled all facility reservations through the middle of August. In addition, City operations are limited therefore program transactions (including withdrawals, refunds, payments, etc.) are being processed steadily.
PREVIOUS FACILITY RENTAL REFUNDS DUE TO COVID-19
If you are contacting us regarding a reservation refund, please be advised that we are processing refunds steadily.
FACILITY RENTAL INQUIRY FOR UPCOMING DATE
If you are interested in renting a City facility, please click here. A Staff member will be in contact with you once we have received different direction from the county.
We will do our best to update you as new information becomes available. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. For the latest information, please go to www.cchealth.org/coronavirus.
When Normal Operations Resume - Reserving a Facility
To help facilitate an increase in facility reservations, the Department will be transitioning to set hours where a staff member will be available to assist potential renters with the reservation process.
If you interested in speaking with a staff member about reserving a facility, please call (925) 253-4205 during the Facility Rental Hours that are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you call after 12:30 p.m. your phone call will be returned within 24 hours of the next business day. You may also send an email inquiry to Rentals@CityofOrinda.org.
The following are steps needed to reserve a facility:
- Please take a moment to review the policies and procedures provided in the Parks and Facility Rental Guide (PDF).
- Check availability in the Facility Information website. Once the page opens, click on Facility Rentals and select the desired complex.
- Complete/submit Facility Use Application (PDF) and pay the appropriate deposit.
- After a Rental Contract and Permit is issued, sign and submit it back to the Parks and Recreation Office.