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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Closes All Back Cove Trail Parking Lots During Stay At Home Emergency Order

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is closing all parking lots associated with the Back Cove Trail due to the high usage of the trail and overcrowding concerns in light of the State of Maine and the City’s Stay at Home emergency orders requiring that individuals stay at home; implement social distancing measures, and limit gatherings and/or groups of people. The closures will be in effect as of Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 AM and will continue for the duration of the declared emergency. 

While outdoor exercise is authorized by the Stay at Home emergency orders, it is recommended that you not drive far (or at all) to undertake such activities.  Portland is lucky to have more than 90% of its residents live within a 10-minute walk to one of our open spaces/trails.  The City recommends that individuals access one of these available parks, trails and open spaces within walking distance of their homes, and also reminds everyone to keep a six-foot distance from others while utilizing those spaces. 

Please see this new map with real time information showing the current status of our Parks & Recreation facilities and open spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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