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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Facility Updates Due to COVID-19



MAY 20, 2020


The Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District has been given permission to open the Truckee Bike Park and the Truckee Skate Park with conditions that people maintain social distancing of six feet. Effective Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 the Truckee Skate Park is open for public use. Effective Friday, May 22nd, 2020 the Truckee Bike will be open for public use. It is important to comply with distancing rules so that the parks can remain open for the public’s enjoyment.

MAY 18, 2020

TDRPD Covid-19 Update

Sailing Program is Canceled. Anyone that has registered for the program will receive a full credit. 

Due to the continued threat that coronavirus poses on our overall health and the restrictions on group gatherings we have made the difficult decision to cancel our two main summer events:

Music in the Park is Canceled for the 2020 summer season.

4th of July Event is Canceled. 


West End Beach is currently closed, but we have not made a decision yet on the full summer operations. 

Ponderosa Golf Course is expanding tee times: 

     • Starting Friday, May 22 our tee times will be open until 6pm.

     • Starting Friday, May 29 our tee times will start at 7am.

Child Care is Back!

     Preschool Program & Kids Kare operations and registration information

April 28,2020

TDRPD Covid-19 Update

The Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District follows the authority of the Nevada County health officer and the State of California with regards to the decision of opening and closing facilities during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  On April 27th the Nevada County Health Officer issued new orders that conform to the State of California which allows people to travel to local locations for recreation.  This new order allows TDRPD to open some of our currently closed park and recreation facilities.  

“It is important that everyone practice safe social distancing guidelines, or facilities could be closed again in the future.”  Facilities are being opened for IMMEDIATE FAMILY and HOUSEHOLDS only!   Athletics are allowed only with members of your immediate family or your household.  Please do not congregate in our parking lots.  

Effective Friday, May 1, 2020 the following facilities will be open to the public to provide mental and physical well-being for our community:

Regional Park – Tennis Courts, Disc Golf, Rodeo Arena

                             Fields and grass areas may be utilized by immediate families/households

                             (Group gatherings and organized games are strictly prohibited)

Donner Lake Public Piers – for immediate families and households

Donner Lake Boat Launching Facility – the facility will begin being staffed on May 8, 2020

Shoreline Park at Donner Lake – open only for small boat launching

Meadow Park - Fields and grass areas may be utilized by immediate families/households

                          (Group gatherings and organized games are strictly prohibited)

Riverview Sports Park - Fields and grass areas may be utilized by immediate families/households

                          (Group gatherings and organized games are strictly prohibited)

            Bocce Ball Courts – for immediate family/households

Ponderosa Golf Course – Go to   for safety guidelines and to make a reservation  

  • Tee times are required to be made online and paid with a credit or debit card
  • Golfers are not to touch or remove flagsticks
  • No riding carts will be rented.  Pull carts will be available for rental
  • Putting greens and practice and hitting nets are closed

NOTE:   Bathroom facilities will be open and cleaned on a daily basis.  

              Please practice safety measures when using our bathrooms.  

The following facilities of Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District will remain closed to the public until further notice:

  • All playgrounds throughout the District
  • All picnic areas throughout the District
  • West End Beach at Donner Lake
  • Truckee Skate Park
  • Truckee Bike Park at Riverview Sports Park
  • Truckee Amphitheater at Regional Park
  • Community Recreation Center
  • Community Art Center
  • Community Swimming Pool
  • Veterans Building

For the latest information on the status of programs, facilities and parks, please visit our web site  Closed facilities will re-open as soon as we can get approval from Nevada County health and the State of California.  

Registration is open now for summer programs starting after May 31, 2020.  Visit our web site for the summer brochure.


Steve Randall

General Manager

Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District


April 8 Update

***Outdoor Parks Update***

TDRPD has decided to close the Truckee Skate Park and the parking lots to all of our parks until further notice.

We do not take this decision lightly as we are aware of TDRPD’s importance to public health and activity in our community.

As we saw last week (April 1-April 5) our skate park was not able to handle the amount of people in the park to safely follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. We monitored the situation and have decided that there is not enough open space available for the amount of people that were coming into the skate park area. We have posted signage that the Skate Park is Closed. Please help us by abiding by the signage.

As far as our parks, playgrounds and fields, we are keeping the parking lot gates closed in order to help reduce gatherings so that we do not have the same situation arise as there was in our skate parks. We ask again that you please abide by all of our park signage and social distancing guidelines. (UPDATE: To be clear, all of our parks and facilities are closed at this time).

We are all aware of the times at this point, and as a district we understand the sacrifices we are asking our public to accommodate to. It is up to all of us as community members to be personally responsible in following the “Stay at Home” guidelines.

Our hope is that all of our outdoor parks will be open as soon as possible, but we cannot set a date for when that will be at this point. We appreciate all of your cooperation and hope to have our outdoor activity back to normal soon.


TDRPD Management


March 30 Update


The entire staff of Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District wishes you the best during this difficult situation. TDRPD originally put out a message that we would open our facilities and programs back up on April 3rd. As we all know that is not a realistic target date at this time.

We will re-open again once the “Stay At Home” order has been lifted, and the professional medical advisors decide it is safe.

Our priority once we re-open is to put our efforts towards opening our outdoor facilities as soon as possible

The Open Registration starting date for Spring/Summer programs has been delayed as well. We will re-evaluate and issue a statement by April 20th with more information at that time. 

As everyone knows these are unique and unprecedented times. TDRPD will be part of the solution to get us back to a normalcy. We understand the importance Parks and Recreation has to our community and we will do everything we can to bring our community back to normalcy.

In the interim we hope you are safe until we can see you again.


TDRPD Management


March 24 Update: 


The Spring Egg Hunt  on April 11 is Canceled. 


March 13 Update at 5:00pm

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, all Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District programs and facilities will close for 3 weeks beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3 (Update)Sunday, April 5. (subject to change, please visit our website for updates).

At the time of issuing this statement, there are still no known cases of the coronavirus in our district. As stated previously, we are working in conjunction with other districts including Nevada County Public Health and the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District in the effort to prevent the potential spread of the virus.

We are aware that the Recreation and Park District is often a place of community and safe haven during times like this. However, we are committed to taking the necessary steps to help prevent the spread of the virus and re-opening as soon as possible as recommended by the California Department of Public Health.

We will be issuing credit for any prepaid child care, program participation or facility reservations that are affected during the closure. 

Please check for the most current information.


TDRPD Management

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