The City of Buffalo wants to assist people in social distancing when they head to Buffalo Parks with A new trail guide.

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Mayor Byron Brown told WIVB-TV some of the city’s most popular parks continue to be too crowded.
“We have witnessed large crowds gathering in some of our most popular parks as people go outside for exercise. This guide will help everyone find alternatives by highlighting the many different outdoor venues they can use to avoid those crowded areas while still enjoying all of the unique and engaging green spaces and parks Buffalo has to offer,” Brown said.

The new guide offers 25 different multi-use paths. The Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Tift Nature Preserve worked with the city to make the guide which will be available on the City’s website.

Some of the practices set forth in the guide include:

  • Do not use parks or trails if you’re exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19
  • Follow the guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing before, during and after being outside
  • All parks are open for passive use only, from sunset to sunrise – no activities after dark
  • Please step off the trail or path to ensure that that minimal 6 feet of distance when passing someone

Delaware Park’s Ring Road remains closed to cars, and starting Monday (this) morning, South Park’s Ring Road and a portion of Centennial Park will also be closed to traffic.