People finding safe ways to spend their time outdoors this Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 10:41 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 23:41:37-04

As people fire up the grill and take their families outdoors this Memorial Day Weekend, coronavirus is still on top of many minds. So what's being done to make sure people stay safe?

Roosevelt Alexander decided to celebrate Memorial Day on Friday to avoid large crowds and possibly bad weather.

People like Jordan Humler and Andrew Barret decided disc golf is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while also staying safe. The two are ready to soak up the sun.

"We avoid physical contact, which is nice about disc golf, you only touch your own gear and you keep distance between you and the person you're playing with," said Humler.

Meanwhile people at Dana Peak Park in Bell County say they feel safe while enjoying their time out by the water.

"People are pretty well spread out for the most part. I'm glad to see things are getting back to normal," said Temple resident John Dykstra.

But as large amounts of people are expected to celebrate the three day weekend outdoors, larger cities like San Francisco painted circles on the grass in some parks to keep people six feet apart.

However, in Central Texas, it's an honor code.

"We really expect our citizens to step up and self monitor. It's up to them to make sure that they're being safe," said Bryan Deputy City Manager Hugh Walker.

Cities like Waco, Temple and Bryan will not have code enforcement monitoring parks or lakes, but do plan to respond if a safety complaint is made.

"We still encourage to get outside and enjoy the outside weather and find some nice family time together," said Walker.