BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is extending the closure of its programs, events and activities until April 30, in line with the social distancing directive from President Donald Trump.

Remaining open with strict consideration given to social distancing requirements are Natirar Park in Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone; Duke Island Park and North Branch Park in Bridgewater; East County Park in Warren; Colonial Park in Somerset; and Skillman Park in Montgomery. In addition, the trail systems in Washington Valley Park in Bridgewater; the Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough and Montgomery; the Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge; and the Little Brook Sanctuary in Bernardsville are open to the public.

Although the parks and trails are open, there is no access to bathrooms, no entry to playgrounds and buildings have been closed to the public.

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The commission is hoping to keep its parks and trail systems open so long as it does not facilitate non-compliance with Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Orders. If violations do occur, the commission will have no choice but to close the parks and trails.

Updates on cancellations and openings can be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-722-1200.