Updated: May 6
While many of us are under quarantine and most national parks are closed, many states and municipalities have allowed some public outdoor spaces to remain open for exercise and activity. While social distancing guidelines are still mandated, many trails and some smaller local parks remain open, although it is highly advised you check with your local government to see what places are still open.
The National Park Service has recently issued updated guidelines in response to COVID-19. It is also important to keep in mind that you bring in everything, and pack everything you might need...
facilities and services, such as restrooms, lifeguards, and medical response personnel may be reduced or unavailable. And it’s good to know that despite the difficulties and reduced services, the NPS still maintain park staff all throughout the country to perform mission-essential functions, from law enforcement to maintenance of critical infrastructure.
And you don’t need a park to have an excuse to get out. A walk around the block or neighborhood can help with relieving stress, stretching your legs, and getting some much needed sunlight in-spite of being indoors more often.