SAMLARC Park Use and Gatherings


As a reminder to all community members, the SAMLARC picnic shelters and playgrounds remain closed. Additionally, due to social gathering restrictions imposed by the State of California and County of Orange as a result of COVID-19, gatherings and parties in the parks are also prohibited.


All organized gatherings and parties require a permit issued by the SAMLARC Board of Directors. The SAMLARC Board of Directors is unable to issue permits for gatherings and parties at this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, permits may be issued to organizations who meet all qualifications under the following State and County Guidelines including:

  • Campgrounds and Outdoor Recreation

  • Child Care

  • Day Camps

  • Youth Sports

These guidelines can be found on the County of Orange and State of California websites.


Authorized group activity is currently limited to SAMLARC youth sports and fitness program partners. Each of these organizations is permitted by State and County to operate with limitations and has submitted comprehensive plans to SAMLARC detailing social distancing, physical/social modifications, and sanitation measures. These groups are authorized by SAMLARC for specific and limited usage of the SAMLARC facilities.


Gatherings which do not comply with these guidelines or have a valid use permit from SAMLARC will be required to disband immediately.


The Board recognizes that COVID-19 has altered the ways that friends can come together to celebrate. As family members, neighbors, and Members, the Board is disappointed that full use of the SAMLARC amenities is currently reduced; however, the Board looks forward to re-opening SAMLARC’s facilities when it is permitted. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and for your assistance in keeping our community safe.

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