Preserves will open on Saturday, May 16th with Restrictions
Parking lots are limited to the following spaces in their respective preserves:
Brownell - 5 vehicles
Old Field - 5 vehicles
Leon Levy - 14 vehicles
Onatru - 6 vehicles
Parking will only be permitted in the parking lots. There will be no parking on grass, alongside local roads or state routes - tickets will be given if you violate these rules.
Preserves will be open to residents only.
When using the preserves we ask that users maintain social distancing (6 feet) and we strongly encourage all visitors to use face masks/coverings, limit touch, wear gloves and use hand sanitizer for their own safety.
Some preserves will have directional signs up to make sure that everyone uses the loops in the same direction to avoid passing each other.
At this time, there will be no other group gatherings or activities of any kind permitted.
We have removed all trash receptacles so please carry in and carry out.
Don't forget that your furry family members must be leashed at all times on Town Properties.
After we have determined that our limited access preserve policies are working sufficiently, we will move to open the preserves fully.
While enjoying outdoor spaces, please continue to follow the CDC/NYSDOH's guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19:
Stay home if you are sick, or showing or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or troubled breathing;
Practice social distancing. Keep at least six (6) feet of distance between you and others when outdoors;
Carry a face mask in cases where you won't be able to practice social distancing
Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands and hugging;
Wash hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available;
Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.
Visit in small groups limited to immediate household members;
Maintain a distance from others while in places where people tend to congregate, such as parking lots, trailheads, and scenic overlooks;
Avoid games and activities that require close contact, such as basketball, football, or soccer;
If you arrive at a park or trail and crowds are forming, choose a different park, a different trail or return another time/day to visit;
If parking lots are full, please do not park along roadsides or other undesignated areas. To protect your safety and that of others, please choose a different area to visit, or return another time or day when parking is available.