Rose Bowl Loop Now Open to Public

Restrictions are in place, as the 3-mile loop has been made made available to joggers, walkers and cyclists since its closure in mid-March due to the coronavirus

PHOTO: File Photo | SouthPasadenan.com News | Aerial view of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California

Jogging, walking and cycling reopened Wednesday for those looking to take a lap around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Many had questioned Pasadena officials via e-mail asking when the popular trail around the famous football facility was going to allow for its use once again.

Closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, outdoor enthusiasts will be asked to follow special guidelines:

• No large groups.

• Social distancing will be required.

• Individuals must wear face coverings around others.

• Parking will be in Lot I and there will be a 90-minute limit.

Part of the approximate 3-mile route will be closed to vehicles to allow enough room for those exercising.

Communication is key, say City of Pasadena officials, expressing to fellow participants when passing another person is taking place as a means of practicing social distancing. They have also made it clear that if the rules are not followed, the loop will be closed. It’s open to the public daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Over health and safety concerns, the city made it off limits after masks, water bottles and gloves were left behind, littering the trail.

Pasadena City Councilmembers also reopened hiking trails in the surrounding area. Nearby Brookside Golf Course, next to the Rose Bowl, is also open.

The Rose Bowl is a busy place these days, used daily as a testing site for COVID-19. Safety monitors and signage will direct motorists to testing locations at the site.