BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has suspended programs and activities because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision has been made to close all playgrounds, including Quail Brook Park in Somerset, Mountain View Park in Hillsborough, Colonial Park in Somerset, Duke Island Park in Bridgewater and North Branch Park in Bridgewater. Signage will be posted and fencing will be installed at all facilities.

Additionally, according to a release, lease-free dog areas will be closed at East County Park in Warren, Skillman Park in Montgomery and Colonial Park in Somerset. The trail system throughout the county remains open for personal exercise and dog walking on a leash.

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Finally, all public bathrooms and porta potties will be closed.

The release said that general use parks, gardens, golf courses and tennis facilities will remain open during normal hours. In addition, all organized programs at the Colonial Park Gardens in Somerset, Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills, the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge and Park Commission Headquarters in Bridgewater are suspended until further notice.

Updates can be found at, or by calling 908-722-1200.