COVID-19 has many of us at home these days, and to maintain our physical and mental wellness, many are hitting the parks, trails, and greenways. We think that’s great and understand the need to get outdoors during these times. However, the past few days have shown us that folks are not practicing the CDC recommendations in parks. We MUST do all that we can to help fight the spread of COVID-19, and that means following CDC recommendations. First, we’re going to give a quick rundown of those recommendations (and a few of our own). Then, we’re going to give you all some options of other, less popular areas in the City to check out. After all, we have over 60 parks; there’s no need to all converge on the same space!
Please follow these guidelines when using public spaces:
- If you don’t feel well, please stay home.
- Maintain six feet of distance between other park users.
- Practice good hygiene of regular handwashing and not touching your face.
- You should not gather in groups larger than 10 people.
- Bathrooms are locked (including port-a-potties), so plan accordingly.
- Bring hand sanitizer with you. Our play structures are not sanitized daily, so you should exercise caution when using them.
Next, here are some other great places to check out (and spread out) around the City. Click on them to learn more about what they have to offer:
Apart from two, all of these options have trails or paved walking paths within them. Use this as an opportunity to find a new favorite park or walking/running/biking spot and please keep your distance from the crowds. As mentioned, we encourage people to get outside during this difficult time, but we encourage safety even more so. Please stop using/contributing to overcrowded areas. The quicker we make these adjustments, the quicker we can (hopefully) relax and get back to normal!