“It’s no secret that times are tense across our nation and throughout the world,” said Bateman (R-16). “Overreaching restrictions do more harm than good. If people are able to maintain social distancing guidelines, they should be allowed to utilize all of the state’s open spaces.”
Gov. Phil Murphy has mandated the closure of all state and county parks, as well as golf courses, until further notice.
“There is something inherently therapeutic about taking a walk or going for a bike ride after spending all day inside. Nature and sunshine do a world of good for both our physical and mental health. We should encourage more New Jerseyans to get outside and enjoy our beautiful Garden State.”