MORRISTOWN, NJ – Due to Governor Murphy’s executive order issued March 21 ordering businesses to close and asking residents to stay home as much as possible, the Morris Parks Commission issued an update to its announcements regarding COVID-19 closures.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook are closed.  Berkshire Valley, Flanders Valley, Pinchbrook and Sunset Valley golf courses are also closed. 

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area trails remain open but buildings and restrooms are closed to the public. No organized or directed activity shall be permitted. Any other park activity that bring groups of more than four individuals (other than family members) is prohibited.

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All Morris County park playgrounds and playing fields, including; softball, artificial turf fields, volleyball courts, etc. all closed.

At this time the grounds and trails of all Morris County general purpose parks and linear parks, such as the Tourne County Park, are open to the public. Park patrons are encouraged to use the parks, but not to congregate and to follow public health guidance, including social distancing.

To continue to have access to the use of parks, trails and open spaces, the parks commission has requested the following:

  • Adhere to Governor Murphy’s March 21 Executive Order No. 107
  • Refrain from using parks or trails if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Bring personal sanitary supplies – all restrooms are closed and portable restroom facilities are cleaned per contract with United Site Services.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails.
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as you pass, and step aside to let others pass.

For more information, go to Morris Parks Commission’s website.

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