As the warm weather has arrived, we are all so very tired of being housebound. Our kids are even more stressed out than we are. I would like to remind everyone that even within Stanford there are are open spaces we can take advantage of. Within your family groups, masks are not necessary. We just remind everyone to be mindful of social distancing when you approach others who may also be enjoying our beautiful outdoor spaces. We are so happy to be able to announce that Sparc Park has been opened in anticipation of Memorial Day Weekend. The playground is not open, but picnic tables are out, and social distancing measures are visible around the tables. We are asking residents not to move them. The Tennis Courts are open. The baseball field is not. Roosters 82 has graciously donated two Dog waste stations to the park, so please make use of them and enjoy our beautiful park!
Wilcox Memorial Park is open and will have picnic tables on the grass and near grill stands for families to enjoy. Social distancing measures will be visible around the tables and residents are asked to please not move the tables from the designated areas. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are allowed. Whitlock Preserve is open. The Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Millerton is open as well as the Dutchess Rail Trail. I am working with the Audubon Society in an effort to reopen Buttercup Sanctuary. It was their decision to close it. This is a difficult time for all of us, but nature is still out there and I believe there are safe ways we can all enjoy it.