BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission is reminding residents of Somerset County and surrounding communities that due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order limiting outdoor gatherings, the July 4th Fireworks Festival is canceled.

No organized activities are planned for North Branch Park over the holiday weekend and rest room facilities will remain closed.

The Park Commission asks park patrons to heed the Governor’s orders limiting the size of gatherings, practicing social distancing, and wearing masks when in public, while enjoying general use parks, gardens, trails and leash-free dog parks over the July 4th weekend and beyond.

Information on Park Commission programs and activities may be found at or by calling 908-722-1200.