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City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | May 19, 2020

Post Date:05/19/2020 2:07 PM

Hello Monrovians,   

The City has been working hard to reopen Canyon Park which includes setting up an online reservation system this past week. The City mistakenly reported that ALL park visitors must pay a $5 parking fee. This fee is a parking fee only and is charged to those parking at the park, not everyone using the park. This was a mistake and I am sorry for the confusion caused as we prepare for the park opening on Tuesday, May 26th.

Please check out the details below and reach out if you have questions.


Monrovia Canyon Park to Open on Tuesday, May 26th. Reserve your spot!

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.

Reservation ButtonCanyon 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. Visit 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 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. 

When to Wear a Face Covering 

A clean face covering should be used anytime you will be in contact with other people who are not a member of your household in public or private spaces. Examples of these public places include when you're entering any businesses like a grocery store or a bank, using a rideshare service, riding public transportation or during a curbside pick-up. 

A cloth face covering is not required when you are going on solitary walks, jogs or hanging out in your yard. However, you are advised to carry your face covering with you in the event that you run into friends or need to pass someone on your jog. 

When to Cover Up

It is important to note that face coverings are not a substitute for always practicing physical distancing and frequent handwashing. Our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home. Face coverings are not a replacement for these evidence-based strategies for slowing the spread of disease; they are just an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze or cough.

View the full guidance for face coverings. 

COVID-19 At a Glance 


As of May 18, approximately 1,339,316 tests have been conducted in California.

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