Picnic Shelter Reservations Begin Saturday, October 17


In accordance with new guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health, SAMLARC Members may now reserve SAMLARC picnic shelters for dates beginning Saturday, October 17, 2020. This new guidance allows Members and their families to celebrate the fall season together while continuing to support public health.


SAMLARC picnic shelters are able to reopen under the State’s Guidance on Private Gatherings. The Guidance encourages families to weigh the benefits and challenges of hosting a gathering in light of COVID-19’s transmission methods and rates. SAMLARC’s Picnic Shelter Guidelines align with the State’s requirements. Members and their guests must comply with the Guidelines when using a picnic shelter in order to enjoy time together while protecting the community.


The picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited reservations on weekends. Both reserved and non-reserved use of the picnic shelters must adhere to the standard picnic shelter rules as well as the COVID-19 Picnic Shelter Guidelines. Highlights of these guidelines include:

  • Gatherings are limited to no more than 3 households. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests. Household is defined as everyone living in your home.