As of Monday, May 4, Allerton Park and Retreat Center will be open every day from 8am – sunset. (The South side trails will remain open May 2-3). To support social distancing practices and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Allerton has implemented the following precautions/guidelines:
—Public restrooms are available near the Main Parking Lot. These facilities will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day. We recommended bringing your own hand sanitizer for additional protection.
–Bring your own water – water fountains and pet watering stations will not be available.
–Trash cans have been removed to limit the number of touchable surfaces. Please use the dumpsters located in the Visitor Center Parking Lot or Main Parking Lot or take your trash with you.
–Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other visitors. If unable to do so, try a different garden/area. Please note that high traffic areas like the Peony Garden (mid-to-late May) could be busy – expect a wait time for viewing.
–Large gatherings or events are not permitted. Any groups congregating will be asked to leave.
–Face masks are recommended when not able to keep 6 feet from other persons (potentially in the Formal Garden area).
–The road to the Sun Singer will be closed to vehicles, to provide more space for walking/hiking.
–Please be extra cautious when deciding whether to visit or traveling from a long distance. Stay home if you’re at all suspicious of being ill.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to serve the community as a resource to enjoy nature, history, and art. We hope you can safely utilize Allerton to find peace and inspiration during this challenging time.
All onsite Special Events have been cancelled, but we are scheduling virtual events, tours, hikes, and more! See our Event Calendar here. If you have a private event or conference booked, or are looking to schedule something for a future date, please contact our Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or comments, please contact us at email@example.com.
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 related information and resources from the University of Illinois, visit www.covid19.illinois.edu.