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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Keeping a Safe Physical Distance in Parks and on Trails

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Remember folks, if you must go outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines in our parks and on trails. http://ow.ly/oCu550yQp74 (link to National Recreation and Parks Association)

Below are a few recommendations to keep safe physical distancing when in parks or on trails:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
  • Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.
  • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers


Thank you!
Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts

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