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COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Tomorrow all NJ State Parks and Forests shall be open to the public to engage in the following passive recreational activities: walking, hiking, running, biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing/boating, birding and horseback riding, providing proper social distancing practices continue. Picnic Areas, Playgrounds, Exercise Stations, Pavilions, Campgrounds, Restrooms, Visitor Centers, Waterfront Rentals & Swimming Areas are still closed to the public. It also excludes group gatherings, organized or contact activities or sports and picnicking. Enjoy New Jersey State Parks safely.

THE RESTRICTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE FOR CLIFTON'S PARKS ARE STILL IN EFFECT.

CLIFTON PARK RESTRICTIONS:
As part of safe social distancing practices all PLAYGROUNDS/ OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT, BASKETBALL and TENNIS COURTS, SKATEPARK, PICNIC TABLES, PARK BENCHES, BLEACHERS AND SPORTS FIELDS (FOR GAME TYPE ACTIVITIES) continue to remain closed until further notice.
First and foremost, STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE. If you are in a park for running, biking, and/or walking visit with family members only or solo, providing everyone complies with social distancing guidelines and wears a mask at all times. If you go outside, use the park responsibly and safely.
Please observe the following guidelines for the good of our community:


  • Practice social distancing – at least 6 feet (2 arm lengths) There is plenty of space to keep your distance. If walking/running, share the paths and warning other of your presence as you pass. Step aside as others pass you.

  • Wear a face mask at all times (covering mouth and nose).

  • Refrain from gathering in groups.

  • Avoid activities, games or competitions that involve close contact with others or the exchange of objects handled or kicked by others.

  • Adhere to all CDC Guidelines.

  • Keep hands cleaned and avoiding contact with others.

  • Use the carry in/carry out guidelines and take any of your trash home. This protects other park visitors and City employees from cross contamination.


WHENEVER POSSIBLE – STAY HOME & STAY SAFE





March 27, 2020

To ensure the health and well-being of the pubic and to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recreation Department has closed all public recreational facilities and suspended all programs and events through May 31, 2020.  Extended closures and cancellation will be re-evaluated at a later time.


  • Current winter classes and workshops in session have been suspended and participants will receive “credit” for missed classes. Credit will be kept on file for two years and you will receive a receipt in the mail.

  • Upcoming Spring classes, clinics and workshops have been cancelled.

  • Ongoing drop-in programs are suspended until further notice:


    • Teen Open Basketball

    • Adult Open Volleyball

    • Walk and Talk Thursdays


  • The following upcoming special events have been cancelled:


    • March 13        Coin Show

    • March 20        Family Bowling

    • March 22        Sundae Bingo

    • April 4            Bunny Bash

    • April 5            Comic Book Show

    • April 11          Flea Market – Main Memorial

    • April 18          Clifton Skate Day at Floyd Hall Arena

    • April 19          Coin Show

    • April 28          Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

    • May 1             Daddy Daughter Date Night

    • May 6             Volunteer Recognition Dinner

    • May 10           Comic Book Show

    • May 11           Youth Week Poster and Creative Writing Contest

    • May 13           Youth Week Foul Shooting Contest

    • May 14           Youth Week Dribble, Pass and Score Contest

    • May 16           Youth Week Fishing Contest, Bowling Contest & Miniature Golf Contest

    • May 17           Coin Show

    • May 19           Youth Week Officials Day

    • May 30           Clifton Stamp Club Show

    • All prepaid participants will have the option to receive a two year credit or request a refund.


  • All club meetings have been suspended until further notice.

  • All park permits or facility rentals have been revoked and no permits will be issued until further notice. All playgrounds have been closed and we recommend using social distancing  Avoid contact with frequently touched objects and surfaces.


During this “STAY AT HOME” time with your family, don’t forget to include recreational activities into your daily routine.  Play a board game, make a family scrapbook, write a short story, do a craft project, teach your pet a new trick, play some music and dance or put on an exercise video and work out as a family. 

RECREATION HELPS TO REDUCE STRESS!

Remember these safety tips:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available.

  • Stay at home when you are sick.

  • Keep a 6 foot distance from others in public who may display symptoms.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the garbage. If a tissue is not available, cough into your elbow or sleeve, not your hand.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces.






March 16, 2020

To ensure the health and well-being of the pubic and to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic the Recreation Department has closed all public recreational facilities and suspended all programs and events through April 13, 2020.  Extended closures and cancellation will be evaluated at this time.



  • Current winter classes and workshops in session have been suspended and participants will receive “credit” for missed classes. Credit will be kept on file for two years and you will receive a receipt in the mail.

  • Ongoing drop-in programs are suspended until further notice:


    • Teen Open Basketball

    • Adult Open Volleyball

    • Walk and Talk Thursdays


  • The following upcoming special events have been cancelled:


    • March 13        Coin Show

    • March 20        Family Bowling

    • March 22        Sundae Bingo

    • April 4            Bunny Bash

    • April 5            Comic Book Show

    • April 11          Flea Market – Main Memorial

    • April 28          Family Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

    • All prepaid participants will have the option to receive a two year credit or request a refund.


  • All club meeting have been suspended until further notice.

  • All park permits or facility rentals have been revoked and no permits will be issued until further notice. All playgrounds have been closed and we recommend using social distancing  Avoid contact with frequently touched objects and surfaces.



During this “STAY AT HOME” time with your family, don’t forget to include recreational activities into your daily routine.  Play a board game, make a family scrapbook, write a short story, do a craft project, teach your pet a new trick, play some music and dance or put on an exercise video and work out as a family.
RECREATION HELPS TO REDUCE STRESS!

Remember these safety tips:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available.

  • Stay at home when you are sick.

  • Keep a 6 foot distance from other in public who may display symptoms.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the garbage. If a tissue is not available, cough into your elbow or sleeve, not your hand.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces.


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