No issues were reported according to the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department with the reopening over the weekend of five of the county’s parks. Governor Phil Murphy let counties decide whether or not to open county-run parks beginning on Saturday.
In Hudson County, the five parks which reopened at 7 a.m. on Saturday were Stephen R. Gregg in Bayonne, Lincoln Park in Jersey City, West Hudson Park in Kearny, James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen and Laurel Hill Park located in Secaucus.
In a statement provided to Hudson TV, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said, “The reopening of Hudson County Parks went really well. I would like to thank the men and women of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, the Hudson County Parks Department and the Hudson County Improvement Authority for working hand-in-hand to ensure everyone’s safety. Of course all of this wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation from all the Hudson County residents visited the parks and behaved themselves in a very safe manner.”
There were no summonses issued on either Saturday or Sunday by the Sheriff’s Department for violations of social distancing rules. There was one citation issued for someone illegally operating a motorized scooter without a license.
Three Hudson County-run parks remain closed. They are Washington Park, which borders Union City and the Jersey City Heights, Columbus Park in Hoboken and Mercer Park in Jersey City.
The five county parks which have opened are available for use between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.