Park Use Restrictions (COVID-19)

Updated: May 19, 2020

Playground Restrictions Lifted

Understanding the importance of outdoor access for our health during this difficult time, Roanoke County has now re-opened playgrounds for public use. However, visitors should still use extreme caution and follow all statem andated social distancing requirements. 

Park Use Guidelines

  • Observe Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Limited restrooms and portable toilets will be available at larger regional parks, however, visitors are encouraged to limit use of these facilities.
  • Follow state mandated group size and social distancing requirements.
  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, and follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to use of parks or trails.
  • While on trails, warn others of your presence as they pass, and step aside to let others pass.
  • Pack out all trash you have brought with you to a park or trail. Do not litter.

Outdoor amenities throughout our region have already seen increased use due to the global health crisis. Roanoke County officials are working hard to maintain these spaces and keep them safe, clean and accessible, but support is needed from the community. We urge users to be respectful of our public assets and other visitors by refraining from littering.

For additional questions about this policy, our administrative office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Staff can be reached by phone at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0.

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