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Playgrounds

Anaheim's playgrounds are now open!

The state released guidelines for playgrounds on Sept. 28, paving the way for us to reopen them with some modifications. On Oct. 14, the state allowed skateparks to open under playground guidelines.

Some changes you can expect to see will be markers spaced 6-feet apart on the ground around the playground for parents to stand on while supervising children. 

Parents should keep kids off the playground until there's enough room for each child to keep 6-feet away from others while on the playground. 

Face coverings will be required, washing or sanitizing hands will be encouraged before and after using the playground and a 30-minute play window will be encouraged when others are waiting to use the playground.

You can read the full playground guidelines here.


Parks

The open spaces of Anaheim’s parks have stayed open during California’s stay-at-home order.

We encourage residents to use them for fresh air and walks.

But we still shouldn’t gather beyond small groups from within the same household. 

We are planning for the reopening of other parts of our parks, including picnic areas, when the time is right.

For now, here’s an update on where our other park and open spaces stand:

  • Dog parks: open
  • Tennis courts: open
  • Pickleball courts: open
  • Golf courses: open
  • Hiking trails: open
  • Walnut Canyon Reservoir trail: open
  • Anaheim Coves: open
  • Basketball courts, ball fields: open
  • Picnic areas: reopening later with guidance from California and Orange County
  • Skateparks: open
  • Splash pads: closed indefinitely

Sports

We know many are eager to get back to playing group sports again.

As of Aug. 3, youth sports practices and camps are again permitted to resume based on new guidelines from the state.

In addition to other precautions, sports must be played outside with physical distancing or a consistent class group that limits the risks of spread.

Games, matches, competitions and tournaments mixing different groups is not allowed at this time.

Read more in an FAQ from the California Department of Public Health.

Youth teams can find the link to submit an operational plan here

Adult sports leagues and practices are not allowed at this time. The state has said it plans to issue guidance for amateur, adult team sports soon. 

We thank everyone for your patience as we work toward safely and thoughtfully reopening our public spaces and your understanding for things that may not be able to come back just yet.

We’ll provide more updates as we progress further into reopening.

Libraries

While our libraries remain closed, they continue to offer many programs and services. 

Phone assistance and curbside pick-up

Phone assistance and curbside pick-up are available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Place a hold for books and DVDs through the Library Catalog or over-the-phone. Library staff will call you once your items are ready for pick-up.

Central Library
500 W. Broadway

M-F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
(714) 765-1880, 
Press 5

Canyon Hills Branch
400 S. Scout Trail
M-F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(714) 765-6444,
Press 6

Euclid Branch
1340 S. Euclid St.
M-F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(714) 765-3625, 
Press 5

Haskett Branch
2650 W. Broadway
M-F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(714) 765-5075, 
Press 4

Sunkist Branch
901 S. Sunkist St.

M-F: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(714) 765-3576, 
Press 5

Virtual programs

While our in-person library programs are on hold, we offer many virtual programs for all ages on the library's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Programs include storytimes, parent workshops, cooking demos, and more. 

We're also providing art supply kits for families to participate in STEAM activities at home, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Call your neighborhood branch to reserve your STEAM Adventure Kit for curbside pick-up.

Subscribe to the library's newsletter and get the latest information about the Library's virtual programs at Anaheim.net/LibraryNews.

Digital resources

Whether you’re preparing for an exam or learning a new skill, your Anaheim Public Library card gives you access to more than 25 resources for research, test preparation, career guidance and online learning.

  • Get free homework help using Brainfuse, connecting you with live, online tutors from 1 to 10 p.m. daily
  • Choose from more than 90 different languages to learn with Pronunciator
  • Sharpen your skills or learn something new with Gale Courses — a large collection of online, instructor-led courses
  • Get access to more than 300 practice tests, various study materials, resume help and more with Testing & Education Reference Center 

Now is the perfect time to discover a new path to learning with Anaheim Public Library’s digital resources.

Find a full list at Anaheim.net/DigitalResources.

Library Card
Don’t have a Anaheim Public Library Card? Apply for one at Anaheim.net/LibraryCard.

 

Distance learning support
Anaheim Community Services’ CampVenture staff are available to assist children ages 6-12 years old in grades first through sixth with logging in to participate in their school’s distance learning throughout the day. 

Children will also enjoy outdoor activities, crafts, games, and sports in accordance with recommended guidelines.

Session 1 began Sept. 14

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Program Locations:

Brookhurst Community Center
2271 Crescent Ave.

Downtown Anaheim Community Center
250 E. Center St. 

East Anaheim Community Center
8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road

Online pre-registration and waiver acceptance is required at https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-anaheim/catalog.

Participants must be able to work independently and provide their own laptop or tablet with webcam, headphones and school supplies. Sack lunches, two snacks, and a water bottle are required. Face masks and daily temperature checks are required.