Health & Wellness

Parks officials urge physical distancing

Lane County Parks officials are urging visitors to do better at physical distancing when they are in County parks. There has been a marked increase in park visitors as the weather has improved, and several visitors have been observed not maintaining appropriate distance from others.

 “We know how much people love our parks and love to be outside here,” said Lane County Park Manager Brett Henry. “But it is just as important to observe physical distancing here as it is in the grocery stores.”

A few things to keep in mind if you plan to head to a park:

Keep your distance. Pace yourself so that you can maintain at least 6 feet (ideally more) of physical distance between yourself and other hikers. 

Parks are not a place to gather right now. 

Vary your times. Consider visiting at non-peak times.

Consider keeping your dogs on leashes at all times. 

Do not park cars alongside roads to access parks.



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