For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Several Atlantic County Parks Reopen to the Public - Volunteers Aid in Cleanup Efforts
Lake Lenape Park East in Mays Landing will reopen to the public on Friday, July 27. The park had been closed following the June 30 derecho storm that brought down thousands of trees throughout the county and left tons of debris for removal. Lake Lenape Park West was reopened to boaters only as of July 14.
County crews and volunteers continue cleanup efforts within the Atlantic County Park System to restore safe recreation facilities for visitors. On Saturday, July 28, volunteers from the Atlantic County Rowing Association and the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association will be working to remove tree debris from alongside the 7.5 mile county bike path between the Shore Mall and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.
“The response from the community has been wonderful and we greatly appreciate their assistance. These two groups typically help with annual cleanups and once again they did not hesitate,” said County Executive Dennis Levinson.
Weymouth Furnace and Penny Pot Park have reopened with water access for canoes and kayaks as well as access to picnic areas. While the park at Estell Manor remains closed, the Veterans Cemetery is accessible for burials and cemetery patrons. The park’s Nature Center is also accessible for in-house programs and evening public meetings. But picnic areas and trails remain closed until further notice.
The County Pistol Range Facility and Green Tree Golf Course in Egg Harbor Township are also both open.
“Life is gradually returning to normal for most residents, and we are pleased to reopen many of our beautiful recreation areas for the enjoyment of the public,” Levinson added.
For more information about the Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation, visit www.aclink.org/parks or call (609) 645-5960.
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