With things changing daily as society learns how to best respond to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to become overwhelmed with information about what to do and what not to do.
Do Your Part to STOP the Spread of COVID-19!
Parks play a key role in fulfilling important mental and physical needs, especially during a period of stress. However, you must to your part to stop the spread of coronavirus!
- You’re going to your neighborhood park (not traveling to a larger, regional park across town),
- You’re visiting alone or only with members of your direct household,
- The park is not crowded, and you’re able to maintain six feet of distance from other park goers at all times,
- You can avoid contact with any hard surfaces on which the coronavirus can survive for extended periods of time; avoid playgrounds (they’re closed!), exercise equipment, water fountains, benches, etc.
If you cannot ensure that your park visit will meet the criteria above, we encourage you to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine available on a walk around your block, in your backyard, from your porch, or from a window.
We urge everyone to be aware of local recommendations and restrictions that will keep you, your family, and your community safe and healthy.