TRENTON, NJ --  In keeping with the opening of state parks announced by Governor Phil Murphy, the Mercer County Park Commission announced on Thursday that all County-operated parks and golf courses will reopen the morning of Saturday, May 2. Social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced at all parks and golf courses; wearing face masks is strongly encouraged. 

Mercer County parks have been closed since April 7.  

County parks and lakes will be open for the public and for passive recreation only such as walking, running, biking, fishing and boating. Dog parks, playgrounds and restrooms will remain closed to the public.   In addition, sporting and field events, picnics, public gatherings and all active recreation will not be permitted in the parks at this time.  

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All four Mercer County golf courses will reopen to the public and operate at reduced capacity.  Golf carts will not be available; all golfers will only be allowed to walk the course while maintaining social distancing standards. Golf course clubhouses, restrooms, pro shops and driving ranges will remain closed.

Tee time bookings and payments can only be made online through the golf website HERE. In-person bookings and payments will not be accepted.  

For more information on the Mercer County parks and golf courses, visit or

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