Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs

Our administrative office is open during regular business hours, but visitors are being admitted by appointment only. Please call us before stopping by.

  • The parks are open. 
  • Playgrounds are being sanitized on a regular basis. 

But remember we still need to use our outdoor spaces safely and maintain social distancing.


The Centers for Disease Control have flagged mental health as a serious concern during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Access to nature and green spaces offers important physical and mental health benefits. Our city parks are more important than ever right now. Therefore, it is IMPERATIVE that we work together and follow the rules to ensure our outdoor spaces remain open during this time so people have a healthy, physical outlet. 

What is the City doing to protect citizens and park usage?
  • Park restrooms are closed; porta-lets are available at all high-traffic parks, the two dog parks, and the riverwalk. 
  • The City of Farmington Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Division is frequently sanitizing the playgrounds. Porta-lets are regularly sanitized by the vendor. 
  • Signs have been placed in the parks to remind citizens to physically distance from one another and how to do such while using the area.
  • Large banners are being placed in the river parks to remind citizens to physically distance from one another and how to do such while using the area.
  • The Farmington Police Department is increasing its presence in city parks to remind citizens to practice physical distancing while enjoying these spaces.
What should citizens do to protect one another and park usage?
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others while in the park or on the trails. 
  • Avoid congregating. Enjoy your walk or run and return home. 
  • If using the basketball or volleyball facilities, limit the number of people to no more than five.
City parks and trails have remained open so our citizens can continue to benefit from these spaces. We have asked each citizen to practice personal responsibility by physically distancing themselves from others and not congregating while at the parks or on the trails.

By working together and following the rules, we can protect each other and keep our wonderful parks open as a safe space for everyone to enjoy.

We want to thank everyone for doing their part to protect one another during this unprecedented and challenging time. 

We are a strong community. We work together during difficult times, and we will get through this difficult time together. 

Stay safe San Juan County! 

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Vision - “The City of Farmington Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) is dedicated to providing the opportunity for citizens to play, to laugh, to grow, to learn and to engage in enriching their quality of life.”
Mission - “Building a gateway to enrich our community through exceptional customer focus.”
Motto - “Growing a happy, healthy community for all.”
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Leisure not only promotes the creation of a better society but also promotes the bonds of family ties. Setting aside time for recreation ensures that you spend more time with family, especially the special people in the family like the elderly and little children. Spending time with family and friends strengthens relationships and thereby strengthens the society as a whole. This integration brings about social cohesion and adds more meaning to life.
Photo Policy
The City of Farmington department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs will publish photographs taken during public events at each of our facilities or at any local event sponsored by PRCA. Please be aware that we will take photographs at public events and will publish them.