THE FIRST WEEKEND OF HUNTERDON COUNTY PARKS BEING OPENED, WAS A SUCCESS. THERE WERE NO REPORTABLE INCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND, AFTER COUNTY PARKS AND TRAILS RE-OPENED, SHERIFF FRED W. BROWN HAS REPORTED.
FREEHOLDER JOHN E. LANZA, THE BOARD’S LIAISON FOR PARKS, STATED, “THE PUBLIC MORE THAN EVER NEEDS THE FRESH AIR, EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THAT ALSO HELPS TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH, MADE AVAILABLE BY VISITING OUR PARKS AND TRAILS.”
“MANY PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE COUNTY’S PARKS AND TRAILS OVER THE WEEKEND AND IT COULD NOT HAVE GONE BETTER. WHETHER THOSE IN THE PARKS WERE HUNTERDON COUNTY RESIDENTS OR VISITORS ENJOYING OUR OPEN SPACES, EVERYONE GOT THE MESSAGE,” SHERIFF BROWN SAID.
WE'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK OUR LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, SENATOR KIP BATEMAN (LD-16), SENATOR MIKE DOHERTY (LD-23), ASSEMBLYMAN ERIK PETERSON (LD-23) AND ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN DIMAIO (LD-23), FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN ADVOCATING TO THE GOVERNOR FOR THE PARKS TO RE-OPEN
As New Jersey hits 1 million residents who are now unemployed, Freeholder Matt Holt has called to set reasonable goals and requirements for the opening of the State.
Opposition To Governor's Decision To Close County Parks Grows"This Should Not Be a Partisan Issue", Freeholder Lanza
Freeholder John E. Lanza, the Board’s liaison for Parks, reported at the April 21 Hunterdon County Freeholder meeting, that opposition to Governor Phil Murphy’s directive to close county parks continues to grow, as this week a Passaic County Freeholder has called for the Governor to reconsider his decision.
Lanza stated, “This should not be considered a partisan issue. I was encouraged to learn that Democratic Freeholder T.J. Best of Passaic County has also called for the park closing policy to change. The Freeholder said, and I agree, ‘we need parks open as opposed to forcing people to stand on tight corners.’ I can appreciate the concern of the officials in the state’s heavily populated urban areas.”
Assemblyman Erik Peterson urged for Counties to monitor their own parks. "If there is problem at a certain County park, and that County wants to close that park, they can", Assemblyman Peterson said.