We hope you are enjoying Marquand Park! In this stressful time it is important to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air. If you wander through the woods, look for bluebells growing in the understory. These are native Virignia bluebells, Mertensia virginica
We have put together a digital tour on Google Earth. You can explore the park from your couch – or on a socially distanced walk! Either way, we hope you will enjoy learning more about the remarkable collection of trees at Marquand Park – A Certified Arboretum! Follow this link to take the tour. Google Earth is available as an App for your phone or you can view it on your computer.
Because of mandatory social distancing guidelines, all events at the park have been canceled for the foreseeable future. The playground at the park is closed however the grounds are open to visitors.
Many local and state jurisdictions have flagged exercise as a key component for maintaining mental and physical health during the outbreak. In a joint statement released by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), they emphasize how parks provide natural beauty to enjoy, and plenty of open space for individuals to spread out and exercise in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing.
Please do your part to keep Marquand Park open to visitors. Maintain 6′ distance and family groups only. Stay tuned for online programming and enjoy the park responsibly!
No charge for this community event – our second annual Arbor Day celebration at the Children’s Arboretum. Open to children of all ages!
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