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Coronavirus Update

The City of Auburn Emergency Management team continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with updates regarding impacts to the Auburn community as this situation evolves.

Read the joint mayoral statement from the cities of Auburn, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, Enumclaw, Algona and Pacific. (3/22)

Public Health Resources:

Please view more information on each topic below.

Customer Service Counters Closed

City Hall & City Hall Annex Closed to the Public

In response to guidance from Public Health Seattle & King County, the City of Auburn closed City Hall and the Annex Customer Service Center to the public effective March 16 at 5:00 PM. 

While closed to the public, City of Auburn staff remain on duty and able to assist with payments and questions. Customers are encouraged to reach our staff through remote services including:

Utility payments and questions:
253-931-3038
utilities@auburnwa.gov
Online  payments: auburnwa.gov/utilities

Permitting:
253-931-3020 EXT 1
permitcenter@auburnwa.gov

Public Works:
253-931-3010
permitcenter@auburnwa.gov

Public records requests:
253-931-3039
Request online

Passports:
253-931-3039

For all other questions, please consult our list of city contacts or call the main line at 253-931-3000. 

Council meetings will continue virtually. Visit the public meeting calendar for log-on information specific to each meeting.
Community Development
Please view the Adjustments to Service Processes due to COVID-19 for the Community Development Department.
Parks & Trails
As of 7/7/2020:

PARKS and TRAILS are OPEN.  Please practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet apart from others. We encourage park users to recreate responsibly to keep each other safe and help keep parks and trails open.

Informal recreation on BALLFIELDS (softball, baseball, soccer),  SPORT COURTS (tennis & pickleball), and other recreation areas such as Disc Golf, Skate Parks, and the Climbing Wall are ALLOWED for groups of 5 or fewer people outside the household. Enjoy your time, but please limit your stay so others may enjoy the fields and courts as well. Physical distancing must be observed during all activities. Organized sport leagues, tournaments and activities that have more than 5 people are NOT allowed.

PLAYGROUNDS are OPEN for groups of 5 or fewer people outside the household. Enjoy your time, but please limit your stay so others may enjoy the playgrounds as well.
The WATER SPRAY PLAYGROUND at Les Gove Park remains CLOSED.  

Mary Olson Farm is OPEN every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm through August 30. To adhere to physical distancing guidelines, the Farmhouse and  weaving shed remain closed.

Most outdoor RESTROOMS are OPEN. Park users are still encouraged to GO before you GO to a park.

Guidelines for use of AUBURN PARKS AND TRAILS. Park users are encouraged to follow these recommendations to recreate responsibly:

  • DO NOT visit public spaces if you have symptoms or are not feeling well.
  • Know before you go – Check the status of the place you want to visit.
    If it is closed, don’t go. If it’s crowded, have a Plan B.
  • Practice physical distancing – Adventure in groups of 5 or fewer outside the household. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give others space. 
  • Stay close to home – This is not the time to travel long distances to recreate. Many places are only open for day use and restrooms may still be closed. 
  • Play it safe – Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury. Search and rescue operations and health care resources are both strained.
  • Leave no trace Respect parks, trails and communities and take all garbage with you, including disposable face masks and gloves.
Recreation Facilities & Programs

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation (as of 7/20/2020)

The AUBURN COMMUNITY & EVENT CENTER is CLOSED. The Center will open for childcare/camps for registered participants only beginning July 6. You may email play@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.  All facility rentals are on hold through August 16.

The AUBURN SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER  is CLOSED. You may email play@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3016 to leave a message and someone will return your call.

THE REC TEEN CENTER is CLOSED.

THE FARMERS MARKET IS OPEN - PLEASE SEE AUBURNFARMERSMARKET.COM FOR RULES.

GAME FARM WILDERNESS CAMPGROUND is OPEN for groups of 5 or fewer outside the household. Reservations are being accepted now, call 253-931-3043. The Day Camp area remains CLOSED.

The GAME FARM WILDERNESS DISC GOLF COURSE is OPEN.

The AUBURN AVE THEATER is CLOSED.

The WHITE RIVER VALLEY MUSEUM is CLOSED.

All exterior park FIELD RENTALS and PICNIC SHELTER RENTALS are not currently available. 

The AUBURN GOLF COURSE is OPEN. Full details at www.auburngolf.org.

The following SPECIAL EVENTS have been CANCELLED:
Petpalooza - Saturday, May 16
Dog Trot - Saturday, May 16
(being rescheduled to the Fall)
KidsDay – Friday, June 19, 2020
4th of July – Saturday, July 4, 2020
Kids SummerStage Series
Summer Sounds & Cinema Series
Almost 5K Fun Run, August 7, 2020
AuburnFest & Auburn Days Parade,
        August 8, 2020
Halloween Harvest Festival –
        October 2020

The Parks, Arts & Recreation Department will continue to notify patrons with any additional schedule changes. Notifications will be delivered by direct email or phone message for registered participants, or by notices via web, social media, and media for the general public.

Golf Course
The AUBURN GOLF COURSE is open, please see details at www.auburngolf.org.
Senior Activity Center

The AUBURN SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER will be CLOSED through Sunday, July 5. Staff is available by phone at 253-931-3016 to answer questions as needed.

With the Governors “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” order, it is very important the everyone follow this directive. Seniors are at the highest risk of getting sick. Now is the time to have others bring you the supplies you need, i.e. food, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, medication etc.

The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home. Let younger friends and family deliver supplies to your door, order take out delivery to your door and/or call the Senior Center for assistance. Call 253-931-3016 between 9am – 3pm to sign up for weekday hot lunch delivery or pick-up, help figuring out how to order groceries and medications for delivery, resources for free or low cost supplies and/or just to talk to a friendly person. Our City team wants to ensure that everyone comes out of this safe and ready to get back to living life to the fullest.

LUNCH
The Auburn Senior Activity Center in partnership Catholic Community Services continues to offer weekday Hot Lunches for people age 60 and over. The suggested contribution is $4.50.

In order to prepare enough food and arrange for staffing, we encourage those wanting meals to call 235-931-3016 at least 4 days ahead to make arrangements for pick up or delivery. A small amount of extra meals will be available but calling ahead guarantees your lunch will be reserved.

Drive Through Hot Lunch Pick Up, Monday-Friday, 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm (Resumes, Monday, May 18). Drive car through the roundabout entrance on 9th ST SE. Staff will get your name and hand you a lunch through the passenger side window.

Home delivery provided by Hyde Shuttle. Available to people age 60 and over, living within the city of Auburn. Deliveries are made Monday-Friday between 11:45 am – 1:30 pm.

Mountain View Cemetery
MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
The Cemetery office is closed to the public but help is available by phone (253-931-3028) or email. Additional details are available at www.MtViewCemeteryAuburn.com
Auburn Municipal Airport

AUBURN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

COVID-19 Resources

The City of Auburn Emergency Management team continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with updates regarding impacts to the Auburn community as this situation evolves.

Updated are also available on our social media pages
City of Auburn Facebook
City of Auburn Twitter 

(Last update 3/26/20 at 11 AM)