PRCS DEPARTMENT CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
UPDATE AS OF MARCH 24, 2020, FROM CULVER CITY PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Program and event cancellations and facility closures related to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions are now in place at all City facilities and for all classes and programs. We ask that you please read the information below carefully. If you have questions or would like more information, email the Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department or call us at 310-253-6650 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Download a copy of this Update.
As the City of Culver City follows the guidance of the California Department of Public Health and County of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department continues to do its part to implement precautionary measures in response to COVID-19. In accordance with health orders, additional park areas, where social distancing cannot be maintained, will be closed effective immediately.
During this challenging time, we know that parks can serve a vital role for outdoor leisure and relaxation. Our parks will remain open as outdoor-only facilities for passive use such as walking, jogging, or leisure time outdoors for individuals or families. However, group gatherings of any size are prohibited by the health order and social distancing is required (maintain a minimum of 6 feet in between you and others).
We know a lot has been happening quickly over the last couple of weeks in response to COVID-19. Here is an updated list of facilities and usage implemented in Culver City Parks:
- All sports and recreation areas closed until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to:
- fitness (parcourse) equipment areas,
- basketball courts,
- baseball/soccer/multi-use fields (CLOSED for Group Activities),
- handball courts, and
- tennis/paddle tennis courts.
- The Culver City Skate Park, Culver City Municipal Plunge (pool) and The Boneyard (Culver City Dog Park) are closed until further notice.
- Parks remain open as outdoor-only facilities from dawn to dusk.
- Park Restrooms remain available from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (or later, depending on the park)
- No group gatherings of any size at outdoor-only facilities. Social distancing is required (maintain a minimum of 6 feet between you and others).
- Park buildings and indoor facilities are closed to the public including indoor gymnasiums, computer labs, multi-purpose rooms and classrooms.
- Culver City Senior Center is closed, but the Senior Nutrition Program is operating as follows:
- For registered Congregate Nutrition Meal patrons under the age of 65 and those who are 65+, who have a family member, friend, neighbor or caregiver under the age of 65 who can pick-up the meal, please use our drive-up service located in the Senior Center parking lot Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
- For registered nutrition patrons ages 65+ who do not have anyone to pick up their meals, the City will deliver frozen meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 AM and 2 PM.
- For existing Home Delivered Meal clients will continue to be served on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- For more information about the programs offered to older adults, please visit the Culver City Adult and Senior Services website or call (310) 253-6700.
- All programming is temporarily suspended, including recreational activities, sports leagues, aquatics classes, instructional courses, and group sessions.
- All events and rentals are canceled. New reservations are suspended.
We appreciate your support and understanding as we adapt to this fluid situation. We know that you rely on our programs as consistent and crucial resources. We hope these extraordinary and unprecedented efforts will help with the City’s and global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We also strongly encourage you to take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs.
- Stay home when sick. Stay home for at least 72 hours after you no longer have a fever.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Limit close contact with people who are sick.
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department takes pride in the role we play in the lives of residents of all ages in the Culver City community and looks forward to the time when we can all gather together in good health. Updates and additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.
The City will continue to work closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to protect the health and safety of our Culver City residents, visitors and staff. Learn more about the coronavirus on the County’s website.
Read the latest Culver City updates on the coronavirus or for questions, please email the City or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 253-6890 (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM).
Corey Lakin, Director
Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department
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Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is continually exploring new and creative ways to meet the recreation, leisure, and senior & social services needs of the community. The Veterans Memorial Building, Teen Center, Senior Center and Culver City Pool provide both recreational and rental opportunities to the public. View the amenities in our Park system which includes eleven parks, four parkettes and two playgrounds.
PRCS Department Contact Information:
(310) 253-6650 for Recreation & Picnic Permits
(310) 253-6700 for Senior & Social Services
(310) 253-6625 for the Veterans Memorial Complex (VMC) Booking Office
(310) 253-6470 for Park Maintenance
Corey Lakin, Director of Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services
(310) 253-6682 / Email PRCS Director Lakin
PRCS Department Administrative Offices, Veterans Memorial Building, 2nd Floor, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230
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PRCS Department News
The Project to construct a 340 square foot cement block office and restroom building adjacent to the Skate Park began in mid-January 2020 and should be completed in June 2020. The Skate Park, located at 9910 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, will remain open during construction. The building includes an office and storage room for use by PRCS Department staff and a public restroom for Skate Park patrons.
Project updates are available on the Public Works Department’s homepage. Construction Hours are typically from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Diana Syzmanski, Project Manager/Associate Engineer at (310) 253-5623 or Diana.Syzmanski@CulverCity.org.
PRCS Commission Discussions on the Turf Consultant's Report
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Commission is holding continuing discussions on the “Turf Consultant’s Report on Park Fields in Culver City” at their monthly meetings. Report topics include an assessment of current field conditions, causes of the current conditions, the wear effects of various sports and activities on the turf and field maintenance and equipment recommendations. Regular meetings of the PRCS Commission are held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Mike Balkman Council Chambers at City Hall. You may check to see if there is currently a discussion scheduled by viewing upcoming meeting agendas. Questions? Contact Parks Manager Patrick Reynolds at Patrick.Reynolds@CulverCity.org or (310) 253-6471.
Selected PRCS Department Documents
PRCS Department Information & Guidelines (6 Documents)
- PRCS Department Procedure for Designating Dog Paths dated January 2018
- Park Enhancement Program (PEP) Grant Application
- List of Park Amenity Donation Opportunities
- Rules and Regulations for Culver City Parks
- Rain Policy for Culver City Fields
- At-Risk Youth Employment Information