For Immediate Release
Monday, August 13, 2012
Atlantic County Parks Continue to Restore Activities in the Aftermath of Super Derecho
The Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation has reopened several more recreation areas that had been temporarily closed as a result of fallen trees and debris from the June 30 super derecho.
"Summer's not yet over and there's still plenty of time to take advantage of our great recreation activities and resources. Come out to bike, boat, picnic and play in our scenic settings. We look forward to seeing you," said County Executive Dennis Levinson.
In the park at Estell Manor on Route 50, Picnic Area One is available with access to a children's playground, volleyball court, picnic tables and the use of pavilions with reservations. The group camp site is also available as well as watercraft access at the north end of the park. Purple Heart Drive and the Veterans Cemetery are open seven days a week, 7:30 AM to dusk.
Visitors to Lake Lenape West in Mays Landing can once again enjoy the gazebo, children's playground and picnic area adjacent to the lake. Ongoing cleanup efforts, however, prohibit the use of the park’s camp sites until further notice.
Park facilities that previously opened include Lake Lenape East, Weymouth Furnace, Penny Pot Park, the Green Tree Golf Course, the Pistol Range, Gaskill Park and the 7.5 mile county bike path between Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing.
For more information about county parks and recreation, please call (609) 645-5960 or visit www.aclink.org/parks. To make a reservation call (609) 625-1897.
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