While we are excited about the number of people across the state who are enjoying the outdoors, we want to remind you that you still need to take care as you enjoy these public spaces. Here are a few things to remember when going out.
- Remember, 6 feet is key. No handshakes, no high fives, no close contact sports.
- There is NO WAY for land managers, state parks, city parks, regional parks to clean bathrooms and restrooms between each user. If at all possible, avoid these places, if you can’t avoid them, please use hand sanitizers before you enter and after you leave.
- If a park looks crowded or full, find somewhere else. Most free access parks maintain proper area occupancy by the number of parking spaces. If there are no parking spaces, find somewhere else.
- Even though you and your family may have the opportunity to be home, please remember that those who work in these parks are at work, tasked with managing the crowds. Please be respectful.
From the National Recreation and Park Association:
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) prepared the following statement in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, more than 500 organizations have signed on to voice support.Concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation. As organizations that support the power of parks and open spaces as essential resources for health and wellness, we understand that people may have questions and concerns about (more)