Chester County Residents Hit Local Parks and Trails, but Make Sure to Keep Their Distance

Kimberly McGuane
Image via the Chester County Planning Commission.

Chester County residents are finding refuge from the confines of their homes in local parks and trails, which are currently seeing a significant uptick in visitors, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News.

“Trails are the best way to get outside and exercise without having public interaction,” said Jason Lang, East Goshen Township’s parks and recreation director. “We want to still encourage people to be healthy and well.”

But while people are doing their best to adhere to the social distancing guidelines, it is becoming a bit of a challenge due to the sheer number of people using the trails.

“There are only so many miles of trails and people still want to get outside,” said Lang. Still, “the general public has done as commendable a job as possible given the circumstances.”

Jim Jordan, executive director and CEO at the Red Clay Alliance and Myrick Conservation Center, said that attendance on park’s trails is up around 15 times more than usual. Despite this, people are managing to keep their distance.

“People are getting it,” said Jordan. “They are understanding.”

Read more in the Daily Local News here.

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