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Waukesha County Parks remain open during 'Safer at Home' order

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 20:27:07-04

WAUKESHA — All Waukesha County Parks and trails will remain open during the "Safer at Home" order, according to Waukesha County.

While this "Safer at Home" order requires us to stay in our homes, for the most part, outdoor activities are still allowed. That includes going to parks.

Going outside and getting some fresh air is good for your health, both mentally and physically. That's why Waukesha County has agreed to keep their parks and trails open even amid the health crisis.

The parks are still asking that people visiting remain 6-feet away from others, and teams will not be permitted. It is also recommended that those using the parks bring hand sanitizer with them, as staff may not be around to wipe everything down.

"We know that our parks and trails provide opportunities for physical activity and stress relief that is needed for residents during this pandemic," said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. "I believe that we can continue to use our green spaces in a safe manner by maintaining social distancing requirements."

Additionally, it is important to remember not to congregate in payment areas or in parking lots. Feel free to use the parks, but keep your distance.

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