May 3, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The NJDEP Division of Parks and Forestry reported several parks overrun yesterday. Governor Phil Murphy has warned if overcrowding happens he will shut parks down again. It is up to you not to overcrowd parks, if you see a park at capacity do not go since overcrowding will ruin it for the rest of the State. Multiple warnings have been issued about overcrowding and not practicing social distancing.
IS NOT GONE
In order to KEEP PARKS OPEN and all visitors a safe distance from one another ⚠️ visit close to home, ⚠️ mask up, and ⚠️ make your stay short.
THESE LOCATIONS WERE OVERRUN YESTERDAY
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Bulls Island Recreation Area
Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
Hacklebarney State Park
Round Valley Recreation Area
Wharton State Forest
Wawayanda State Park
Worthington State Forest
⚠️CONSIDER VISITING ELSEWHERE TODAY⚠️
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