Essex County Parks and Facilities Closed

Start Date: 
March 20, 2020

From officials in Essex County, N.J., last updated March 20:

  • All County parks and parks facilities, athletic fields, playgrounds, golf courses, Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, Environmental Center and Riker Hill Art Park are CLOSED at least until Friday, March 27th.
  • No new permits will be issued.
  • Census Day at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th
  • The Cherry Blossom Bike Races in Branch Brook Park on Sunday, April 4 and the Cherry Blossom 10K Race in Essex County Branch Brook Park on Sunday, April 5th have been postponed.
  • The National Association for Olmsted Parks’ annual convention, organized in partnership with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, scheduled for April 23 to 25 has been cancelled.
  • The Essex County Special Olympics Spring Track and Field Competition in Brookdale Park on May 6th has been cancelled.

Updates on closures will be posted on the county's website.


Remember: The safest place right now is at home.