Greenway News

An Update from the Anne Springs Close Greenway Regarding Covid-19

To our members, guests, and volunteers,

As an added measure to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in our community, and following the lead and directive of our state health and government officials, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is temporarily suspending all recreation and education programming through March 31, 2020.This includes education programs such as Community Preschool programs and Catawba Master Naturalist classes, all equestrian programs including lessons and guided trail rides, as well as recreation programs such as yoga, Couch to 5K, fishing and guided hike programs, as well as mountain bike clinics. All volunteer group activities have been suspended until further notice. As all of you are aware, this is a fluid situation and we will continue to evaluate and adjust based on the direction of state and local leadership.

All Greenway entrances and trails will remain open to visitors.The Greenway Gateway and Gateway Canteen will maintain normal operating hours, but with limited services. The Canteen will switch to an abbreviated takeout menu and remove all seating from inside the cafe; and upcoming Canteen events including Sunset Sessions and Sunday Brunch are cancelled. Critical operations staff, including Welcome Station attendants, Rangers, Maintenance and other Guest Services staff, will continue working at the Greenway as part of our commitment to the safety of our guests. Please take the same precautions you would take in any public space. We encourage everyone to read the CDC-recommended steps to prevent illness. If you are unwell, we are asking that you visit us another time.

The following Greenway events have been postponed:

  • March 25 – Gateway Canteen Wine Dinner – postponed date TBD
  • March 28 – Blue Star Blitz – postponed until August 22 nd (All current registrations will be transferred to this date)

The safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance. These are unprecedented times and we will work to offer refunds for any programs that must be cancelled. We ask for your patience as we process these requests, and we thank you for your understanding and support as we work to protect our people, our resources and our community.
In this time of uncertainty, we encourage you to spend time outdoors. Time spent in nature is proven to reduce stress and increase a general feeling of well-being. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and follow the latest guidance provided by our state health and government officials. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

We appreciate your support.

Sincerely,
John Gordon,Executive Director