SAMLARC Playgrounds Excluded from CDPH Guidance

On September 28, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced reopening guidelines for public playgrounds. Under the State’s definition, SAMLARC’s playgrounds do not qualify as public playgrounds and are excluded from the reopening guidance. According to the Department, public playgrounds are currently defined as:

  • Fully outdoors

  • Publicly accessible

  • Free to enter and use

  • Operated by a city, state, county, or federal government

  • Designed primarily to serve nearby residents within a half a mile

  • Can provide State-mandated outdoor space for preschools (which co