New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order closing all State parks and forests, as well as all County parks in the state of New Jersey to further social distancing.

All New Jersey State Parks, like Long Pond Ironworks State Park, have been ordered closed.

“We’ve seen far too many instances in our parks where people are gathering and socializing in groups. We need to flatten the curve,” Murphy said, adding, “I do not take this action lightly. Some of my fondest memories with my own children are beautiful spring days in parks playing soccer and enjoying our family.

But my focus, and my sole mission in life right now, is the health of every New Jersey family.”