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. 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.
We have to take social distancing more seriously. Our MPRB community in Minneapolis has put out this announcement but it really does include, not only the Twin Cities (Saint Paul), but nationwide areas. We can get through this together.
In accordance with Governor Walz "Stay at Home" executive order, the following recreational amenities remain open, with restrictions:
Parks, trails, and open spaces
Do not use parks or trails if you are sick or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Do not use parks or trails if you are at a higher risk of illness.
Stay at least six feet apart from other park users not part of your household. If this is not possible, find an alternate location or depart that space.
Wash your hands immediately before and after visiting a park.
Avoid touching surfaces. For more info: https://www.stpaul.gov/news/saint-paul-parks-recreation-covid-19-updates
The following Maple Grove Park and Recreation closures and cancellations are in place:
• ALL park and recreation programs - Cancelled through May 4th
• Community Center – Closed until further notice
o Ice Arena,
o Grove Cove Aquatics
o Maple Maze
o Teen Center
o Senior Center
• Maple Grove Sports Dome – Closed until further notice
• Maple Grove Indoor Farmers Market April 2nd – Cancelled. For more info: https://www.maplegrovemn.gov/parks-and-recreation
Roseville Parks and Recreation is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our participants, staff and community as a whole. Park trails and open spaces remain open for use while exercising social distancing. Public restrooms, playgrounds and other areas at risk for disease transmission within the parks are closed.
Please follow all posted siganage in the parks. For more information, visit: https://www.stpaul.gov/news/saint-paul-parks-recreation-covid-19-updates
Executive Order 20-38 allows Minnesotans to engage in a range of activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking, as long as they follow new outdoor recreation guidelines. These guidelines include maintaining 6-foot social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, and staying close to home.
Under Executive Order 20-38, facilities that may reopen or remain open include: Bait shops for live bait, outdoor shooting ranges and game farms, public and private parks and trails, golf courses and driving ranges.
The following guidelines are for outdoor recreational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, based upon Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order Allowing for Safe Outdoor Recreation PDF (EO 20-38). The guidelines address public health protection measures for both authorized outdoor recreational facilities and the general public. Authorized outdoor recreational facilities do not include facilities that involve gatherings or people in close proximity, such as mini golf, pools, commercial outdoor race tracks, zoos, and concert venues.