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The City is excited to report that certain restrictions are being lifted from the Safer at Home Order and more are expected. As we watch for these announcements, please remember that social distancing is the best prevention technique. All businesses, public trails, or facilities must use social distancing protocol when open.

Monrovia Canyon Park will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26th. All park visitors must have a reservation to access the trails in Canyon Park. We will be using our web-based reservation system, RecPro, whereby all visitors, including walk-ins, must make an online reservation. The new reservation system helps ensure a limited number of visitors (both residents and non-residents) have the opportunity to enjoy Canyon Park and prevent large crowds. We have limited the reservations to 70, all visitors looking to enter the park must have a registration, and this would include vehicles, bikers and walkers. The City charges a $5 parking fee to be paid when visitors arrive at Canyon Park. Walk-ins must also register but are not required to pay the parking fee.

Canyon Park Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Access to the Waterfall Trail to remain closed 

For the time being, the popular Waterfall Trail will remain closed. This trail is narrow and incredibly popular, making it incredibly difficult to ensure safe, social distancing when using the trail.

Follow these simple steps to make a reservation.

  1. Reservation ButtonVisit the Trail Reservations page and select Canyon Park.
    • Select the date and time that you would like to reserve by clicking REGISTER.
  2. Sign into your online account with your email and password.
    • If this is your first time registering online, you will have to create an online account.
      • Click Create Account.
      • Enter information and click Create Profile.
      • Your account is now created.
  3. Choose main contact for your reservation and click next.
    • Answer the questions, click next.
      • How are you traveling? Bike, car or walking.
      • How many people will be in your group?
    • Please register everyone visiting the park with you.
    • The $5.00 parking fee is paid when you arrive at Canyon Park.
  4. Confirm all the information is correct, click Add to Cart.
    • Final confirmation of the reservation before payment, click Checkout.
    • You will receive confirmation, as well as an email confirmation.

 Please note portions of the trail have been modified. Access to the Waterfall is temporarily closed.

View a map of the modifications.

Reservation Times Available

  • 6:30 a.m to 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Annual Pass Holders

Annual Pass Holders will need to make an online reservation. 

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Planning for the Future of Monrovia's Parks

On April 17, 2018, the City Council adopted the Citywide Park Master Plan following a nearly two-year research, development, and community engagement process.  The Park Master Plan acts as a roadmap to upgrade and improve our existing parks, better position Monrovia to be competitive for grant funding, aides staff in developing capital improvement plans, and provides the community with a planning document for future park development. 

The City currently has 0.9 acres of urban park land per 1,000 people, or 33.5 acres for 37,285 residents.  The Park Master Plan includes the recommended goal of reaching the level of 1.5 acres per 1,000 people, or a total of 41 acres.   Although the City is fully built out, this aspirational goal helps to guide future park planning as Monrovia’s new park standard.   

The Plan’s findings include:

  • 58% of Monrovians live within a 1/2 mile of a park
  • 3/4 of survey respondents said they visit a City park at least once per month, with Canyon Park, Recreation Park, and Library Park being the most active
  • About 2/3 of survey respondents think that the City has about the right number of parks or more than enough, while about 1/4 of respondents felt that there is a need for more parks south of Huntington Drive.

Read the Park Master Plan