Photo: Governor Hutchinson’s Field, Milton

Starting on Thursday, April 9, The Trustees of Reservations is reopening 76 parks and open spaces across Massachusetts, for local use only, in order to offer more opportunities to spend time in nature during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement on the Trustees website reads: “After careful analysis and in consultation with state and local officials, it was determined that 76 properties can be opened in a safe manner, for local visitation only, without requiring additional staffing. These are sites that did not experience overcrowding prior to the closures. We ask that you visit just those sites in your community and refrain from traveling to others, in alignment with the Governor’s order.”

For a complete list of Trustees properties and their current status, please click here.

When enjoying these newly reopened properties, The Trustees asks that visitors follow these social distancing guidelines for the health and safety of all, and to help keep properties open in these challenging times:

  • Limit visits to open Trustees properties in your respective town or neighborhood;
  • Stay at least six feet from other visitors, including stepping aside on the trail to let others pass;
  • Please keep dogs leashed and away from other visitors at all times;
  • If a parking area is full, please come back at a less busy time.

Learn more about The Trustees of Reservations.