CRANFORD, NJ - After concerns from residents about the county deer management program, the Cranford Township Committee requested the program be stopped. Union County responded with the following: At the request of the Township of Cranford, Nomahegan Park will be closed on Wednesday Jan. 20, Monday Feb. 1 and Monday Feb. 8, while the Union County Deer Management Program is being conducted.

This includes, but is not limited to:
- All parking areas
- the children’s playground
- all walking, hiking, and biking trails
- restroom facilities
- athletic fields 
- fishing in the lake

Union County Police will be on-site to enforce this closure. Signs have been posted at all parking areas and at key locations along the walking paths, and variable message boards have been placed along the major roads, in order to inform residents and park users of this change. The County of Union has safely conducted a deer management program of this type since 1995, in various parks throughout Union County, without closing the parks. This extra precaution of closing Nomahegan Park has been taken at the request of the Township of Cranford.

Learn more about the deer manangment plan at