As promised, we continue to share information and updates with members of our community as it relates to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective Mar. 22, 8 p.m., Governor Cuomo bans all non-essential gatherings of any size for any reason.
Effective Sunday, March 22, at 8 PM, the New York State on Pause Plan enacted by the NY State Governor bans all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. The New York State on Pause Plan does permit you to leave your home for outdoor exercise so long as it is a solitary activity such as riding a bike, running, or walking through our parks. Outdoor recreational activities must be limited to non-contact and you are required to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others in public.
We believe that many parks, trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits these spaces provide. All Park District facilities have been closed however, parks and open spaces are accessible when practicing social distancing for walking on paths, trails, and open spaces. You can’t, for example, play basketball with your friends and are not permitted to congregate with anyone outside of your immediate family.
The following areas will be closed for public and private use: ballfields, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, dog park, restrooms, spray pads, shelters/pavilions, and indoor facilities
Our local parks, trails and open spaces have always served as places where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, these places are needed now more than ever. Please, if you are sick or show signs of symptoms, stay home.
Be smart and be safe,
Jason Marra, CPRP