HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Thursday the reopening of local amenities including recreational facilities and the animal shelter starting at 9:00 am on Friday, May 22.  Township facilities that will reopen, with restrictions, include the skate park, dog park and golf center. 

“We take these steps today so more of us can get back to our normal, pre-COVID lifestyle. We will continue to gradually reopen what we can while adhering to the guidance of the CDC and our State and local health department," said Martin.  "As a township, we also continue to work with many of our local businesses, especially our restaurants, so they can be ready to open as safely and as quickly as possible."

All tennis courts and the skate park will reopen; skate park attendance will be limited to 10 people at a time. The Dog Park will be open, with a limit of 10 persons in the small dog section and 10 persons in the large dog section. There will be no limit on the number of dogs present.

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Additionally, the driving range at our Golf Center will reopen at 11:30 am while the miniature golf course remains closed until further notice.

The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter & Adoption Center will be reopening to volunteers by appointment only. Anyone wishing to volunteer may make an appointment by calling (609) 890-3550 or emailing the new shelter manager Donielle Killian-Gioia at dgioia@hamiltonnj.com. Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, restrictions may apply to certain indoor volunteer activity.

"I thank you all for your patience as we go through this together and I look forward to seeing you soon," said Martin who reminded residents to continue to practice CDC guidelines such as maintaining social distancing and wearing masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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