Miami County Park District Update

(Provided by the Miami County Park District)

TROY - The safety of the Miami County Park District staff, volunteers, guests and community is a top priority and the park district is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please follow the directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Miami County Public Health and the CDC. Following is an update on park status:

 

  • All programs through the end of April have been cancelled. All guests who registered for programs that required a fee between March 16 and April 30 will be issued a credit. The park district will continue to monitor the situation and collaborate with health and safety professionals to evaluate when public programming can resume.

  • The Miami County Park District parks and the Great Miami River Recreational Trail will remain open for individuals to explore, get some fresh air and enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

  • Due to an increase in visitation at Charleston Falls Preserve, we recommend visiting some of our less frequented parks. When parking capacity is reached, the gates will be closed and reopened as guests enter and exit. There are 15 beautiful parks and each one offers its own unique features. Find your new favorite today! 

  • For the safety of staff and the public, all indoor facilities including restrooms and port-a-johns are closed at this time. In addition, specific trashcans have been removed, so please “Leave No Trace” and take out what you take into the parks

All guests visiting the parks are recommended to take the following preventative action when visiting: 

  • Practice social distancing and avoid close contact with others. The CDC recommends a minimum of 6 feet distance to help reduce the risk of spread between individuals.

  • Do not congregate in groups of 10 people or more. While we pride ourselves on being a friendly community, please avoid social gatherings in our parks at this time.

  • We need your help to keep our parks safe to you and others. Please take your temperature before visiting and stay home if it is elevated, or if you are feeling sick. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands after touching surfaces within the parks.

  • With the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is more important than ever to get outside and be active. Research shows that being outside in nature is good for mental and physical health. More and more studies show that being outside helps with everything from anxiety and depression to helping to build your immune system. You can experience these benefits in your neighborhood or even your own backyard. 

For updates follow the Miami County Park District on social media or visit MiamiCountyParks.com.

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