COVID-19 Quarantine

Mar 17, 2020 by

Under current guidelines, Glen Providence Park and its trails are open to the public during the COVID-19 quarantine, with appropriate social distancing. We will do our best to keep you updated on any changes to the policy, as dictated by local, state, or national authorities.

After announcing the closure of the County Parks & Recreation facilities yesterday, today Delaware County Council clarified that “Residents ARE free to enjoy the [County] parks and trails, but all programming, buildings and structures are closed. We remind residents to practice social distancing while at the parks.”

This conforms with the statement issued yesterday by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources regarding use of Pennsylvania State Parks:

The public can access trails, lakes, roads, and parking for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking; however, all facilities at state parks and forests in Pennsylvania will be closed for 14 days effective Tuesday, March 17, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Closed facilities include:

  • Park and forest offices and visitor centers
  • Restrooms
  • Campgrounds, cabins, and all forms of overnight accommodations, including the Nature Inn
  • Public programs, events, and trainings are canceled

We encourage practicing social distancing while enjoying open spaces avoiding groups and crowds, and visitors should be respectful of our natural places and use the bathroom before they leave home.

Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines and be respectful of others during this public health emergency.

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3-24-2020 Update: Under Governor Wolf’s March 23 “Stay at Home” order, parks and trails remain open: “Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel: …Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing.” The order is effective until April 6, 2020.

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