PISCATAWAY, NJ — All Middlesex County parks and open space including Johnson Park in Piscataway will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, May 2nd, for passive recreation only with reduced parking and strict social distancing requirements, township officials said in a Friday Facebook post.

The post also said that “all county parks facilities including restrooms, comfort stations, playgrounds, dog parks, basketball and tennis courts, the flying field and buildings remain closed.

“All park events, picnics, and sports are suspended until further notice. All park visitors are to practice social distancing, refrain from large groups and are encouraged to wear masks while enjoying the parks and open spaces.”

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Governor Murphy said at his Wednesday press briefing that he “strongly recommends” people cover their faces when utilizing state and county parks. The governor also stressed that park visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Murphy also said that if state and county park visitors did not follow social distancing guidelines, the parks would be closed once again.

Related: Governor Murphy Re-Opens Parks, Golf Courses May 2

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