Fayette County Public Parks and Trails
A message from Fayette County Conservation:
Dear Fayette County Parks Visitors,
We greatly appreciate your support and trust. In accordance with CDC guidelines and state recommendations pertaining to COVID-19, we want to share with you important information about Fayette County Parks and Trails.
At this point, Fayette County Parks and Trails are open, with the exception of the Wildwood and Gilbertson Centers. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and employees. During this time, we remain diligent in taking steps to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.
Here’s how you can help:
- According to State of Iowa recommendations, limit your group to less than 10 people when visiting a county park.
- If you have been sick in the last two weeks, please stay home for your health and the safety of others.
- Avoid popular areas where people may congregate, and also avoid larger groups in general. Areas to avoid may include scenic overlooks, buildings, playgrounds, etc.
- Please maintain distance between you and other park visitors according to guidelines and recommendations by health officials. Please take into consideration the health of others when spending time outdoors.
- Pack extra soap or hand sanitizer Please be aware that bathrooms and showers are closed seasonally every year through April 15. Due to increased use or at remote locations, soap or sanitizer may not be available.
- Additional information on best practices for keeping you and your family safe can be found online at the CDC Website.
- We are implementing additional cleaning procedures, according to CDC guidelines, such as more stringent and frequent cleaning of restrooms and other public areas.
- Again, park users should not assume that restroom facilities and other surfaces are sanitized and safe from COVID-19. Please use or carry soap and sanitizer with you, be prudent and use it.
- We are postponing programs and events at all county parks through April 30, 2020. This will help keep visitors safe, and we will reassess this policy in mid-April We are also temporarily closing any visitor centers or museums managed by the county.
- We are monitoring the situation. We promise to remain diligent and intentional in protecting you and making your visit a great experience. As conditions change, so may our policies on park visitation and overnight stays. We will keep you informed of any changes moving forward.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We appreciate your support of County Parks as we all work together to keep each other safe.