Parks to Visit During Social Distancing

By Product Expert | Posted in Local on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 5:35 pm
park walking trail with trees and grass slightly misty

It’s hard to stay self-isolated day after day. Everyone should be spending as much time inside their own homes as possible but taking a walk can also help keep the body active and the immune system stronger than it might otherwise be. A great way to get fresh air during times where self-isolation is encouraged or required is to take a walk through nearby parks, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the scenery.  

Of course, obey all local laws that apply to your area, do not walk in closed parks, and stay inside during curfew hours. Also, to help prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), stay 6 feet away from anyone else while walking outdoors, and cover all coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue if you have one. Also, do not touch doorknobs, water fountains, or other surfaces that others may have touched without being able to clean it thoroughly. Read on for a short list of parks in the Moosic area. 


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Mercatili Segilia Park 

4046 Birney Ave,
Moosic, PA 18507

As with all of these parks, as long as it is open, the Mercatili Segilia Park is a great place for a lively, socially distant walk. This park is a more traditional park than some others and has a paved walking trail, perfect for getting fresh air during self-isolation. Be sure to keep 8 feet or more away from others while walking!  


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Moosic Raiders Junior Football Field 

230 Rear, Spring St
Moosic, PA 18507

The wide-open grassy space of the football field and baseball diamond should allow for plenty of room between people while on a walk trying to get fresh air. The park is located close to Mill Creek, so it offers a bit more natural beauty in its scenery than many other parks in the area. 


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Miles Street Community Park 

212-298 Miles St 
Old Forge, PA 18518

Even if it’s a small park, and it’s closed during the winter, it’s a nice little spot to take walk for a break from rows and rows of houses. Children should not use the playgrounds during the virus outbreak, as the virus may linger on surfaces for a long time. Since it is fenced in, you may not always be able to enter. 

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