Jeff Kitner, chief operating officer of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, shared these photos of social distance biking on Dallas Park and Recreation Department trails Sunday, March 30. “It’s a perfect day to be outside (6 feet away from others, of course),” he said. “Most trail users being respectful and enjoying the slower pace. Wildflowers starting to bloom, too.” At the same time, our East Dallas neighbors crowded White Rock Lake, so much so that park staff members had to set up barricades. On Sunday, White Rock Lake staff from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department closed lake access points to vehicle traffic and set up barricades at entries with staff monitoring each location. Vehicle traffic will be prohibited until health officials say it’s safe. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told constituents on Twitter that he’d first work with park staff to change trail access points to limit the number of people on them. If people continue to overcrowd parks and trails, the City could close them.

Photography courtesy of Jeff Kitner.


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