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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Lake Forest Roaring Back in Reopening

The City of Lake Forest is moving beyond the blueprint and roaring back! Lake Forest is following the Governor’s guidelines and public health recommendations as it begins to fully reopen Tuesday, June 15.

The moves follow the Governor’s removal of orders put in place since March of 2020, such as the Stay at Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The California Department of Public Health also announced that businesses and nearly all entities may return to “usual operations” with limited exceptions. What does this mean for Lake Forest?

Lake Forest businesses can operate under limited restrictions and open normally. Businesses reserve the right to implement vaccine verification and require masks. Requirements for businesses on physical distancing, capacity limits, and the county-by-county tier system have ended. The new guidelines only relate to masking, mega-events, and settings serving children. 

At the Lake Forest Civic Center: 

  • City Hall stayed open for business with modified hours and operations throughout the pandemic, strictly following public health guidelines. 
    1. City Hall is now open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. 
    2. The Building and Planning counter is closed 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The counter is available during business hours by phone at (949) 461-3470 and email at
  • Police Services and the shredding program also reopen July 6, staffed by the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors (STARS). 
  • The Clubhouse set July 6 for its tentative reopening. It opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July.
    1. New hours coming in August and September.
    2. The Emeritus program will be available starting in September. 
  • The Sports Park Recreation Center tentatively opens July 6. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 
  • The Skatepark’s summer hours are from 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. daily. Reservations are no longer required.

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