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COVID-19 Park Safety Tips

Updated: Apr 5

The dog runs in Maria Hernandez Park will remain open during park hours unless ordered closed by city or NYPD. Please exercise extreme caution when using the park.

  • Stay home if you are sick / feverish or have been in contact with anyone sick / feverish in recent weeks

  • Cover cough and sneezes by using your elbow or tissue

  • Wear a mask only if you are sick

  • Use social distancing - keep 6 feet away from other dog owners

  • Do not overcrowd the park - no more than 10 humans are allowed to gather in one area of the park

  • Bring hand sanitizer and sanitize after touching gates / locks / tools, etc.

  • Avoid touching your face, phone, or other dogs until you have properly sanitized your hands

  • Do not lick your fingers to open plastic bags - rub the corner to break the static seal

  • Discourage communal bowl use

  • Wipe down dog paws and fur after returning home

  • Wash hands thoroughly after returning home

  • Bathe dogs regularly

  • Wipe down phone, keys, headphones periodically with device approved sanitizing wipes


We are a community group that works alongside the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to care for the dog runs in Maria Hernandez Park.

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