HACKENSACK, NJ – The lower lake at Darlington County Park will reopen for swimming activities on Friday, July 24, according to an announcement from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.  The announcement follows the June 9 Executive Order No. 153 issued by Governor Phil Murphy allowing municipal and private swim clubs to reopen.

Swimming at Darlington County Park will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. In order to meet NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards and CDC guidelines Darlington Lake will operate at reduced parking capacity on a first come, first serve basis. Face masks will be required for entry to the lake and at all times if it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, consistent Executive Order No. 107 (2020.)  

“Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the Bergen County Parks System has provided a much needed retreat for so many of us. With proper safety and social distancing protocols in place, the swimming lake at Darlington County Park will offer residents another amenity to help beat the heat this summer,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.

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The Bergen County Parks Department will utilize a cashless payment system to accept all major credit cards and Apple Pay for entry. Cash will not be accepted this summer. Darlington County Park offers both weekend and weekday pricing:  

Weekend Pricing:

$10 – Bergen County residents (ages 18-61)

$6 – Children (ages 5-17)

$6 – Senior citizens (ages 62 and up)

$15 – Out of county adults (ages 18-61)

Weekday Pricing:

$8 – Bergen County residents (ages 18-61)

$6 – Children (ages 5-17)

$3 – Senior citizens (ages 62 and up)

$10 – Out of county adults (ages 18-61)

The Lake at Darlington County Park is located at 600 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah, NJ.


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