How To Protect Yourself From Health Risks in Parks and Recreation

Parks and recreation activities are a vital way for people to stay healthy and connected with their community—whether it’s shopping at a farmers’ market for fresh produce, engaging in physical activity at a gym or park, or attending an event at a local entertainment venue.

Despite the potential access to fresh air and ample space for distancing, there are still inherent risks associated with group activities or being in a crowd. These concerns amplify if fellow participants do not take precautions, with unique considerations for amateur sports, gyms and workout facilities, outdoor recreation, small entertainment venues, and street vendors or farmers’ markets.

We've created resource hubs to help workers, visitors, and volunteers across these environments. Each link provides specific and easy-to-follow recommendations for protecting your health, including resources and networks to access ongoing help and science-based strategies.