Ocean County Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, Chairwoman of the OC Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased with reopening these centers to the public. “However as we continue to work with the threat of the coronavirus we must put restrictions in place for the protection of our visitors and staff”.

“It’s essential our visitors follow the rules that have been developed for everyone’s safety,” she said.

Haines noted that the first hour that centers are open will be exclusively for senior citizens and the vulnerable population.

“Face masks will be mandatory inside the nature and visitor centers and capacity at each site will be limited to 25 percent,” she said.

Please visit the county website for further details of hours and days of operation for the nature and visitors centers at www.ocean.nj.us/home.