Gilbert is a large town, but its friendly atmosphere and unique amenities keep visitors coming back. Gilbert, located only 17 miles southeast of Phoenix, provides easy access and a short commute to two airports. It is the responsibility of the government to prioritize the health of Gilbert's residents and employees. Gilbert is collaborating with partner agencies to follow their lead as the situation develops.Gilbert residents are advised to wear face coverings.
Is it necessary for children to wear masks?
Anyone aged six and up is advised to wear a face covering if they are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from people outside their household. Parents and guardians are asked to make reasonable efforts to assist children aged two to five in wearing face coverings.
Is a doctor's note required if I use the medical exemption to avoid wearing a mask?
No, those who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical or behavioral condition are exempt.
Is it necessary for me to wear a mask when visiting a park and/or using park amenities such as playgrounds, ramadas, the skatepark, trails, and so on?
Face coverings are recommended at parks if you are unable to keep a 6-foot distance from people who are not members of your household. Face coverings are not required when exercising or participating in sports, but physical distance is expected.
Is it necessary for me to wear a mask when going for a walk?
If they are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from people outside their household, face coverings are recommended for all indoor and outdoor activities. Face coverings are not required when exercising or participating in sports, but physical distance is expected.
Gilbert Parks and Recreation is taking precautionary measures to facilitate physical distancing. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Installation of floor decals to help direct traffic flow
- Program offerings and class sizes have been reduced.
- Programs are being relocated to larger spaces.
- Equipment placement in workout areas
- Day pass wristbands are being exchanged for stickers.
If you're going to explore the Arizona wilderness, be aware of your surroundings and keep these items on hand.
Always keep a comb on hand. If you get cholla stems stuck to your skin or clothes, the teeth on a comb can help you remove the spine's grip.
Layers and long sleeves are essential. Yes, wearing long sleeves in a state known for triple-digit temperatures and dry, sunny deserts may be difficult, but the proper attire can save you from unwanted scratches and irritations. Acacia trees and shrubs have small thorns on their branches that can scratch and cut skin if brushed against.
Tweezers are an absolute must-have. Water, check. Sunglasses, check. What are tweezers? Tweezers, according to Boscolo, are another useful tool for hikers. Tweezers, he says, are especially useful when dealing with the Prickly Pear Cactus.
These amazing hiking trails are just a few of the must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Gilbert, Arizona:
- Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
- Arizona Canal Path
- Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path
- Paseo Trail
- Cave Creek Tributary Trail
- Cave Creek Wash Trail
- Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail
- Consolidated Canal Path
- Crosscut Canal Path
- Dreamy Draw Bikeway
- Eastern Canal Path
All of these wonderful trails are located just a short distance from our offices located at 1447 West Elliot Road #103 in Gilbert! Stop by for a visit anytime!