Mountain biking and other non-contact outdoor activities top the list as the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District has started its slow opening process. Valley News/JP Raineri photo

As counties around the state of California push to reopen faster amid the coronavirus pandemic, and with Gov. Gavin Newsom moving ahead with initial steps in the second stage of his previously outlined four-stage plan, Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District has started its slow opening process.

Things that are open include neighborhood and community parks, walking trails and open spaces as well as parking lots and echo hills golf course is open as well. Closed facilities include recreation and community centers, Diamond Valley Lake Sports Complex, playgrounds, gazebos, picnic tables, athletic fields, outdoor exercise equipment, water fountains and restrooms.

Officials with the organization ask that all community members remember to maintain social distancing and to wear face coverings while doing things that are still allowed, including walking, jogging, biking, tennis, pickle ball and other individual passive activities. Things still not allowed include gatherings of any kind, active/contacts sports, organized sports, team practices or games and activities that create contact with other people.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.