FAIRFIELD, NJ --The Fairfield Recreation Complex on Hollywood Avenue will be reopening this weekend, but many restrictions will still be in place.
The complex will open at dawn on Saturday and remain open until sunset, but the activities allowed in the park will be limited to "passive recreation."
Only the walking paths may be used. All other township parks remain closed. Ball fields and playground equipment, including those located at the schools, tennis and bocce courts are not to be used. Picnics are prohibited. There shall be no group gatherings of any kind. There will be no restroom facilities. Parking will be limited.
"Please continue to keep social distancing from others while outdoors, wear masks and follow the guidelines established to protect public health," Fairfield Mayor Jim Gasparini said in a message on the Fairfield municipal website. "Patience is a virtue that we all must embrace. We will get through this together because we are FAIRFIELD STRONG!"
The partial reopening coincides with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order Wednesday allowing for the reopening of state and county parks. Neither this executive order, nor the previous one on April 7 that had called for the closure of all state and county parks, covers municipal parks and recreation areas. Those are under the jurisdiction of individual municipalities.