Arkansas State Parks remains opens despite coronavirus outbreak

Friday, March 27, 2020


U.S. State Arkansas has decided to keep its state parks open amid coronavirus crisis. Arkansas is recognized for its nature parks, wilderness areas, and natural bounties. Arkansas State Parks decided to continue functioning at a time when most recreational tourist venues are being shut to curb the spread of the virus. Arkansas State Parks decided to keep its doors open at this time to provide the needed outdoor spaces to guests.



The parks would stay open for day-use activities like running, cycling, paddling, hiking, fishing or watching wildlife among other activities. However, the parks have also diminished various services due to the ongoing crisis. Arkansas State Parks is of the opinion that it is important for people to find ways to engage in physical activity and be out in nature during this time. They consider it beneficial for immune systems and mental health. Although authorities have mentioned that it is critical that operations are carried out in ways that keep everyone safe and minimize the spread of coronavirus.



Besides, Arkansas State Parks other outdoor spaces have also been kept open. Arkansas is blessed with thousands of square miles of national forests, lakes and rivers, and regional and city parks, many of which are located at people’s backyard. Most of these places are still open to day-use activities but have limited their services.



Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic parks across the state of Arkansas are working towards keeping guests safe. Many parks have already asked visitors to cooperate with mass gathering restrictions and closure of various facilities. All these parks have been constantly promoting social and physical distancing and have urged guessed to stay 6 feet apart from one another.



All visitors have been asked to maintain a 6 feet distance from each other. They are also prohibited from holding any social gatherings at parks or similar areas. Visitors have also been asked to visit the parks solo or with people who reside in the same household. They have also been advised to not remain at a park for long and avoid visiting a park that is closed.


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