"Per Governor Murphy's executive order, all County parks and forests may open to the public onSaturday, May 2nd for passive recreation, including fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, walking, running or jogging, biking, birding. Picnic areas, playgrounds, exercise stations and equipment, watercraft rentals, pavilions, restrooms, and other buildings and facilities, such as visitor centers and interior historical sites, shall remain closed at this time. To limit physical interaction, the State parks and forests must implement reasonable restrictions that include:

* Limiting parking to 50% of maximum capacity and prohibiting parking in undesignated areas;
* Prohibiting picnics;
* Requiring social distancing to be practiced except with immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners; and
* Banning organized or contact activities or sports; and gatherings of any kind.


The order also recommends that people wear a cloth face-covering while in public settings at the parks and forests where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain."


Here in Pitman, we will follow the lead of our County and town representatives to manage our facilities accordingly during the pandemic.  All parks are open in Pitman, excluding our tennis and basketball courts. We are requesting NO MORE THAN 3 PERSON GROUPS to gather together at our parks. PLEASE adhere to the social distancing practices and make every attempt to manage yourselves accordingly to help us provide the safest and healthiest open spaces we can.  Any questions or concerns please contact the Recreation department by phone (856-589-4665) or via email at recreation@pitman.org.


Andy Fox

Pitman Recreation Director

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Guidlines For Park Usage in Pitman (During the Corona Virus)