Summer is here! If you think you’ve spent too much time indoors, we have you covered. As we enter into new phases of reopening, our community welcomes new ways to enjoy time outdoors. To get great exercise while social distancing, check out these Arlington Heights parks. Best of all, they’re all located near our apartments in Arlington Heights!
Tips for Spending Time Outdoors
Before you head out, here are tips for enjoying your time outdoors:
- Be aware that many parks may not have bathrooms available. Be sure to plan ahead to avoid discomfort while outdoors.
- Exercise is good for your body and immune system. However, be sure to keep social distancing practices in mind. Leave some space between yourself and others. Be aware of others on a trail. If you’re with friends, leave room for others to pass.
- Pack your own water and snacks, and be sure to take all your trash out with you. Instead of using picnic tables and benches, bring along a blanket to sit on.
- As always, remember to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin. Also, bring your face mask for areas where it’s difficult to keep apart from others.
Arlington Heights Parks to Visit While Social Distancing
Need ideas for places to go? Here are three areas near your Arlington Heights apartment to explore:
- Lake Arlington: The lake is now open for running, walking, biking, fishing, and boating. The playground and fitness area will stay closed through Illinois’ Phase Three reopening plan. However, the two-mile trail around the lake has separate lanes marked for bikers and pedestrians. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed. The park information requests that users wear face masks, if possible.
- Busse Woods: Busse Woods is a 3,558-acre nature preserve that is among the largest and most diverse in Cook County. It has forest trails, paved walking paths, and fishing/boating opportunities. Dogs are allowed but must be on leashes.
- Palatine Prairie Nature Preserve: Palatine Prairie Nature Preserve is a 2.5-acre park. It has paved and nature trails, a lake, disc golf area, and open picnic areas. Dogs on leashes are allowed.
So, don’t wait. Pack a lunch, and get out the door to explore nature and breathe the fresh air at these Arlington Heights parks.
If you’re looking for some new indoor space to use as a home base for your outdoor adventures, contact us. We’d love to schedule a virtual tour of our grounds to show you everything Hancock Square at Arlington Station has to offer!