Manahawkin Lake Park Reopens on Friday, June 19th

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ – Manahawkin Lake, the popular swimming spot at A. Paul King County Park on West Bay Avenue, here, will be open for swimming starting Friday, June 19.

That’s really all you need to know, but here’s a bunch of useless information Ginny had the very well paid writers at the county drum up in case you need help with  your mid-day siesta.

“I am happy to announce that we will be opening the lake for swimming this week,” said Ocean County Freeholder Virginia E. Haines 78, Chairwoman of the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation. “Not only will visitors be able to enjoy swimming but they can access the many new amenities that were constructed late last year.

“The improvements we made to this site make it more accessible for everyone using it as we modernized some of the facilities that are located there,” said the county.

Visitors will find new restrooms, a new picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 100 people, a new grill along with new sidewalks and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades including parking spaces and bathroom entrance ramps.

“This is the kind of park that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and now the new picnic pavilion adds an opportunity for hosting family gatherings or simply an area to read a book out of the sun,” the eldest of the board of freeholders, Haines said. “I think the public will be pleased once they return to the park.”

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Ginny stressed however that social distancing rules will be in place when visitors come to the park…what a f’n Karen.

“We will have social distancing ambassadors helping out where they can,” she said as she pointed her frail finger at the camera.  “I want everyone to enjoy our parks, we want everyone to be mindful of the health and safety of everyone.”

While the swimming beach was open to the public throughout last summer, the park’s picnic area and the stationary bathroom facilities had been closed as renovations were under way.

Haines noted the new bathroom facilities are precast and were delivered similarly to modular home sections. “This moved the project along quicker and we were not fighting the weather or the elements since the..blah, blah, blah.” Haines muttered.

A. Paul King County Park is one of 27 parks funded and operated by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“Making certain our park facilities are well maintained is a pr….zzZZZzzzzzZZZZzzZZZZZzz

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Press release by Ocean County’s nearly $250,000 in annual salaries in the PIO/Tourism/Parks/Whatever department. Back to our regular programming…Sorry to have bored you to a slow and miserable death with this one.


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