- Terry Rumsey
Take a Hike in the Park -- safely
ank goodness for our open green spaces
Today (3.17.20), Delaware County Council announced, “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.” Yesterday (3.16.20), Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced, "The public can access trails, lakes, roads, and parking for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking...People will have access to state-owned open spaces to continue to enjoy the healthful benefits of recreation and being outdoors…However, as part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, all of the buildings at state parks and forests including the park and forest offices, and all restrooms will be closed, and all events and public educational programs are canceled.” Keep Media Green encourages our members to get outdoors by themselves, in pairs, or in small groups to hike in the County’s Glen Providence Park and in Ridley Creek State Park, as long as you observe strict social distancing when you’re on the trails. Keep Media Green urges everyone to comply with the edicts and follow the recommendations from local, state, and national authorities in order to keep our community safe during the current public health emergency.