COVID-19 Park System Updates

Essex County Park System COVID-19 Updates

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced that Essex County is taking precautions to help stop the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The measures listed below are meant to promote social distancing and help prevent the spread of the virus through public contact.


  • Essex County Parks are open and golf courses are open for modified play.
    • Click HERE to purchase tickets for Turtle Back Zoo.
    • Click HERE to reserve a tee time at one of our golf courses. 
  • Visitors are REQUIRED to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

  • Senior buildings in our parks will remain closed.

  • Limited permits will be issued.