County Parks Re-Opening Info

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed an executive order yesterday opening state parks for passive recreation on May 2. The county parks and trails in Washington Township tentatively scheduled to be re-opened tomorrow, May 2 are: Columbia Trail, Patriot's Path and Schooley's Mountain Park. The following facilities at Schooley's Mountain park will remain closed:

The Lodge and Boathouse, playground, picnic shelters, playing fields, athletic fields, inline roller rinks, volleyball pits, etc. and restrooms.

For more info, visit:

https://morriscountynj.gov/2020/04/covid-19-some-county-parks-trails-golf-courses-and-gardens-re-opening/

No organized sports or picnicking is allowed at parks and parking lots will be limited to 50% capacity and parking in undesignated areas prohibited. Washington Township parks have remained open for passive recreation and parking capacity has previously been reduced. The Township has contacted the county regarding limiting parking to the Columbia Trail to prevent overcrowding. You can instead try some of the paved municipal trails at the following (click for videos):

Harrington Park

Palmer Park

Rock Spring Park

For more trail info visit: https://wtmorris.org/index.php/departments/recreation-senior-programs/parks-fields/trails.html

 

 

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