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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Gov. Murphy Issues Executive Order - 133 Reopening State Parks & Golf Course

On April 30, 2020 Gov. Murphy issued EO-133 Reopening State Parks and Golf Courses and restoring County authority over County Parks. All Township of Pequannock Parks are now open, with restrictions, e.g. playground equipment, etc. remain closed.

As of May 2, 2020, Executive Order No. 133 provides for the reopening of State Parks and Golf Courses and restores authority to Counties to determine whether county park will be open or closed.

Within the Township of Pequannock, all parks remain open for passive recreation, including Mountainside Park, which was reopened on May 1, 2020.  However, playgrounds, the dog park, sport courts and fields are closed for active recreational activities, e.g. basketball, tennis, baseball and soccer, etc.  If you have any specific questions about what may or may not be open, please contact Parks & Recreation.

The Governor’s Executive Order allows for the County of Morris and the Morris County Park Commission to reopen county parks.  The County provided a flier detailing what will be open for use, please find it below:

The opening of Parks and other facilities for public use is a positive event; please use them safely.  The impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 is far from over.  While engaging in passive recreational activities please remember to:

  • Maintain Social Distance
  • Wash Hands
  • Sanitize & Disinfect items when and where appropriate, and
  • Enjoy yourself!


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