LOCAL PARKS TO REOPEN SATURDAYPosted on May 1, 2020
UPDATE: Somerset County Parks, including Skillman Park & Somerset County Sourland Park will join Montgomery Twp. Parks to reopen Saturday, 5/02. The County Park Commission has posted restrictions on use and required social distancing measures in light of covid-19 risks, at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/Home/Components/News/News/3749/17.
Montgomery Township will reopen local parks and pathways effective sunrise Saturday May 2nd. This opening is consistent with Wednesday’s announcement by Governor Murphy that state parks will reopen at that time. This decision, as with the decision to close the parks on April 7, was made based on the unanimous recommendation of the township administration, police, and health departments.
Importantly, physical distancing requirements remain in effect throughout the parks. The continued availability of park access is predicated on the adherence to safety and health guidelines. No social gatherings or sports will be permitted. Playground equipment will remain closed to prevent children from congregating in close proximity. Please wear masks and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, except among those living in the same household. Police will patrol the parks to ensure social distancing rules are observed. Remember to treat community members with respect and consideration. If you are concerned about something you see in the parks or elsewhere, call the police department. Thank you.