Maintain Social Distancing While Enjoying Greenbelt Properties
Greenbelt has dozens of great places where you can get outside: trails that are short or long, easy or more challenging, in the woods, wetlands, or meadows.
Getting outside in these difficult times can help relieve the stress many of us are feeling. All Greenbelt properties remain open, but your help is needed to best ensure that they continue to be accessible to the public.
Please take seriously the importance of physical and social distancing, even when you are outdoors.
Please keep parking areas, trails and open space safe for everyone, and protect the public at large, by maintaining a minimum of six feet of physical distance at all times.
During this time, Greenbelt requires that all dogs are leashed.
Whether you are hiking, biking, running, or just taking a leisurely stroll, public health officials say adhering to “social distancing” guidelines while outdoors should protect you from COVID-19.
If you are comfortable, try for solo outdoor time—avoid gathering in groups and going to crowded outdoor spaces. If you can, try to visit Greenbelt properties during off-times, or when most people aren’t also out enjoying them.
Also, please wash your hands before and after heading outside, and sanitize your gear when you return home.
As additional precautions assume that banisters, benches, and other outdoor surfaces might be contaminated and avoid touching them.
If you are out with a friend or family member, do not share gear, food, or water and refrain from physical contact.
It is also "tick season," and while there is no current evidence that ticks spread COVID-19, they do carry many other diseases which can threaten your health. Using repellent on exposed skin and your clothing should be considered.
We have heard from many Greenbelt members who are grateful that our properties remain open. With your help, we can keep it that way.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.