BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Beginning Wednesday, July 8, the spray park at Snyder Avenue Park in Berkeley Heights will reopen. Out of an abundance of caution, the spray park has been closed since the local onset of the COVID-19 global health pandemic. 

In addition, the public bathrooms at Snyder Avenue Park are also now open. 

“We are thrilled to be able to re-open the spray park, a summer-time favorite for our community’s children,” said Mayor Angie Devanney. “However, parents should still be vigilant and ensure they are following all proper hygiene protocols to continue to prevent the spread of this virus.”

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This includes:

  • Frequent hand washing, using soap
  • Carrying hand sanitizer everywhere and frequently using it when hand washing is not available
  • Maintaining a 6-foot social distance between yourself and others outside of your immediate family members
  • Using a mask when social distancing is not possible
  • Sneezing or coughing into your elbow – not into the air; we now know that smaller infectious virus droplets in the form of aerosols can hand in the air for at least hours

In addition, Berkeley Heights has seen no new cases of COVID-19 in at least four days. 

As of Tuesday, July 7, we have: 

  • 18 active cases (all 18 are in Vulnerable Population Institutions) 
  • 267 closed cases (121 LTC recovered; 54 LTC deaths and 4 BH resident deaths)
  • For a total of 285 cases

“While this is great news for our community, it does not mean we can relax in our diligence when it comes to social distancing, wearing masks and practicing proper hygiene,” added Mayor Devanney. “Everyone needs to please help do their part and keep our curve flat, so we can continue to reopen our local economy and all of our amenities.”