OHIO, USA — As we enter week five of Ohio's Stay-at-Home order, many continue to take advantage of Northeast Ohio's many metro-parks as an escape to being stuck inside.
Since the onset of the pandemic, local parks have seen a dramatic increase in visitors. However, even with the influx in park visitor, ranger want to remind residents that rules continue to apply--including those established prior to the pandemic.
On Sunday, Rangers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park took to their Facebook page to remind Ohioans that parking regulations still need to be followed amid the coroanvirus outbreak.
"Please use legal parking spaces. Parking in no parking areas or along roads can result in ticketing or towing," the park's post read.
Rangers also encourages the exploration of other areas of the park if a specific area is experiencing high traffic.
"If a place is crowded, go someplace else to enjoy the park," the post continued.
In a video, a local ranger explains the repercussions of not following the rules, including ticketing and towing.
"There's no proper way to social distance at the tow yard," the ranger explains.