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Metroparks Covid-19 Precautions

Here at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks, we’re proud that so many people across Southeast Michigan have chosen to visit their favorite Metroparks these past months. Keeping everyone healthy – physically and mentally – is a critical part of the state’s recovery plan and our commitment to the region.

Of course, it’s important that you remember to give other visitors the recommended six feet of safe space. We’re committed to doing all we can to protect Michiganders and keep the parks open and available for all to use.

Park Closures

10/26/21 – Due to the rain and flooded course conditions, our golf course will be closed at Willow Metropark today (10/26) and tomorrow (10/27).

 

Additional Precautions to Expect During Your Visit

The staff at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks wants you to know what you can expect from us moving forward.

If you visit one of the Metroparks during this time, please be aware of a few important changes we’ve put in place at all of our parks:

  • Volunteer events and community & scout projects are being phased in, with the necessary precautions and following CDC guidelines to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Currently, we are allowing for golf volunteers, Eagle Scout/Collaborative volunteer projects, Work Skills volunteers, and some scheduled Natural Resources volunteer days with limited numbers of participants (click here for Natural Resources volunteer days).
  • Our playgrounds are open in all parks.
  • Bathrooms are open in the parks.
  • Our drinking fountains are turned off due to proper disinfecting between uses being difficult. Please bring bottled water with you during your visit.
  • Pop-up and scheduled programming is now happening at your Metroparks! We are working to continue to bring you educational opportunities and experiences as we move through the Covid-19 pandemic. That means our interpretive staff are offering free pop-up programs in our parks. Look for a Metroparks table and interpretive staff who are ready to answer your questions or take you on an educational adventure. You might just get a chance to be a bird watcher or feed chickadees right from your hand or learn about the trees that will be tapped come maple syrup season or experience a new trail in the park and more. So be on the look out for a pop-up program on your next visit to your Metroparks or visit our calendar and register for a scheduled program.
  • You can download at-home activities and access videos and other content to stay engaged with the Metroparks at metroparks.com/virtual

We continue to encourage everyone to  follow these important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
• Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

 

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