The Hartford region is filled with dozens of parks and acres of parklands—providing ample opportunity for recreational activity and, usually, social interaction. With quarantining and social distancing measures in effect, our community is visiting parks more than ever, exploring, exercising, and enjoying the respite.

In recognition of July being National Park and Recreation month, MetroHartford Alliance Content Manager Nan Price checked in with Michael Zaleski, President & CEO Riverfront Recapture, Inc. to learn more about staying safe in our parks this season.

“We’re proud of the fact that our parks serve the region,” he says. “We’re thrilled that our Riverfront Park system is more popular than ever before. It serves as an essential resource for people to get out into the environment and enjoy recreation. Our trails and our riverwalk have been filled with people over the past three months during this pandemic.”

Read the entire interview at the Hartford Chamber of Commerce.