Use of Parks and Trails during Safer at Home Order

Categories: Parks & Forestry

Outdoor spaces are critical to the mental and physical health of community members!

Playground Closed, Deland Beach

In accordance with the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, all Wisconsin playgrounds are closed. All public and private gatherings of any number of people that are not part of a single household or living unit are prohibited.

Individuals may leave their home or residence to engage in outdoor activity, including visiting public and state parks, provided individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements. Such activities include, by way of example and without limitation, walking, biking, hiking, or running. Individuals may not engage in team or contact sports such as by way of example and without limitation, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, or football, as these activities do not comply with Social Distancing requirements. And again playgrounds are closed.

For the purposes of this Order, Social Distancing Requirements includes maintaining social distancing of six (6) feet between people; washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands); regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands; following all other public health recommendations issued by DHS and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

This Order is enforceable by any local law enforcement official, including county sheriffs. Violation of obstruction of this Order is punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment, or up to $250 fine, or both. Wis. State Statute 252.25.

This Order shall become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.

The City of Sheboygan Department of Public Works would also like to remind people walking their dogs to keep your dog six feet from other dogs and people. When walking your dog on the city trail or sidewalk, obey the city’s ordinance of keeping your dog on a leash at all times. You should also keep your dog on a leash in designated off-leash areas. As always, do your part and be a responsible pet owner by cleaning up after your dog and disposing of dog waste properly.

If you see something that needs attention or have questions or concerns please call the Department of Public Works at 920-459-3440.

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