Public parks, trails, and beaches offer a number of opportunities for Carpinterians to recreate in healthy and safe ways while complying with social distancing mandates. While the City encourages use of public open spaces, we insist that these shared areas be used responsibly. To slow the spread of COVID-19, residents must follow guidelines developed by health experts. First and foremost, please stay at home if you are sick or showing symptoms of possible sickness. Be sure to cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough. Please maintain 6-foot distance from people who are not part of your household and avoid sharing sports equipment, food, and other items with anyone from outside your household. Do not use play equipment in City Parks. Playgrounds and barbecue areas are currently closed as a means of reducing potential contact with the virus, which can survive on surfaces for several days.