LAKEWOOD, NJ – Lakewood Township Mayor Ray Coles is reopening township parks later today. The announcement comes shortly after Governor Phil Murphy announced the reopening of state parks on Saturday and Ocean County Freeholder Ginny Haines, 85, announced she will open both of the county parks in Lakewood this weekend. Pine Park, which is being used for food distribution during the week will open be open on Saturday and Sunday. Coles reminded residents to practice safe social distancing while using the township’s parks.
““It’s very important that we keep the disease curve on the downward trend. In order to do that, we have to keep staying six (6) feet apart from each other; wear masks if possible; try not to touch your face – all the things that should have become second nature to you by now,” Coles said. “With the nice weather coming, hopefully, we’ll all be able to get out and wave to each other from across the street! So again – enjoy the parks; but, please, maintain your distance, wear a mask if at all possible, and stay safe. I just can’t wait for us all to get back to normal.”