New Jersey closes state parks and forests

Governor Murphy announced that effective at 8pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, all state parks and forests will be closed until further notice. This full closure includes all park lots, grounds, facilities, trails, playgrounds.

This includes ALL COUNTY PARKS beginning April 7 at sunset. This includes all park trails, entrances, parking lots, dog parks, lakes, docks, and walkways. There will be NO ADMITTANCE.*

Parks and facilities will remain closed, and programs cancelled until further notice.

According to an announcement today by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection:

HIKING IS PROHIBITED. All park gates and entrances are CLOSED. Trail use is PROHIBITED. Save yourself the trip and STAY HOME to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

AREAS PATROLLED. New Jersey State Park Police will patrol park areas to ensure the public is following the Governor’s directives to stay home to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER. To keep your family and our entire New Jersey family safe, stay home, practice good hygiene and follow all State and CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19.

MORE INFO: To learn more about COVID-19 or find resources, go tohttps://www.COVID19.NJ.GOV, text NJCOVID to 898-211, or call 211.For updated parks information, please follow this Facebook page or visit the Division of Parks and Forestry’s website:

Submitted by NJ Department of Environmental Protection

*Updated to include county information.

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