Safely reopening Marin County from COVID-19

Outdoor Recreation

Current Status

UPDATEAs of June 2, 2021, Marin businesses shall operate in strict compliance with the state’s guidance for the yellow tier. The following Outdoor Recreation-related businesses can operate, with modifications:

  • Boat Launches
  • Campgrounds
  • Charter Boats
  • Golf Courses
  • Marathons, triathlons, endurance events - Can open outdoors with modifications
    • Max capacity 500 participants per hour and 1,500 total participants
    • Max 3,000 participants if all participants show proof of negative test or full vaccination
  • Outdoor Playgrounds / Outdoor skateparks
  • Recreational Equipment Rentals
  • Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks
  • Tennis / Racket Clubs
  • Other Outdoor Recreation Activity Businesses

Campgrounds, RV Parks, Golf Courses or Tennis Clubs with conference spaces or meeting rooms should keep those areas closed until each of those types of establishments is allowed to resume modified or full operation.

All public events or concentrated gatherings at campgrounds or RV parks, including group bonfires, group campsites must follow the gatherings guidance set by the state.

Presentations at outdoor amphitheaters, musical or other performances, or other events must follow the outdoor seated live events and performances guidance set by the state.

Reopening Guidelines

Each business much create, adopt and implement a Site Specific Protection Plan (SPP) prior to reopening. The SPP template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.

Outdoor Recreation-related businesses / operations should follow the guidance below to create a safer environment for workers and patrons.

Outdoor Playgrounds and other Outdoor Recreational facilities should follow the guidance below to create a safer environment for workers and patrons.

Incorporate the appropriate industry specific guidelines from the state guidance linked above into the “Business Specific Best Practices” section of your SPP.


  • Outdoor recreation guidance does not apply to youth camps, team or contact sports, school and educational activities, and other public gatherings. For guidance on day camps and youth sports, visit the Childcare and Youth Programs webpage.
  • All youth, school-based, club, recreational, and amateur sports programs remain unaffected by Marin's tier status within the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. At this time, only professional sports are allowed to proceed with  games and live-audience venues in a limited, outdoor-only capacity.  Since Marin County has no professional sports organizations, this means all other sports activities are limited to current State guidance, prohibiting games and restricting practice activities.  Please visit the Childcare and Youth Programs webpage for guidance on Youth Sports (school-based, club, recreational and amateur). 

More Information

As new guidelines become available, this webpage will be updated.   In the interim, please sign up to receive notifications when business protocols and other information about business reopening is available.

Questions?  Contact us.

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