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August 2, 2006

 

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GOVERNOR CORZINE WAIVES ADMISSION FEES AT STATE SWIMMING AREAS

TRENTON -- Governor Jon S. Corzine today announced that due to extreme temperatures, he is waiving admission fees Thursday, August 3 at 13 of the state's swimming areas. This action is intended to help New Jerseyans cope with the excessive heat and reduce energy consumption.

"As temperatures continue to stay high it's important that our residents find ways to cool down," said New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. "We want to help people take a break from the heat so we are waiving admission fees at all open state swimming areas on Thursday."

"Extreme heat can be very dangerous causing heat stroke and other heat related illnesses," said Commissioner Jackson. "We appreciate Governor Corzine's concern and his decision to make these swimming areas accessible to the public during this heat wave."

The following is a list of open state swimming areas that will offer free admission on Thursday.

  • Atsion Recreation Area, Wharton State Forest, Shamong (609) 268-0444
  • Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine (609) 861-2404
  • Cheesequake State Park, Matawan (732) 566-2161
  • High Point State Park, Sussex (973) 875-4800
  • Hopatcong State Park, Landing (973) 398-7010
  • Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park (732) 793-0506
  • Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove (856) 358-8616
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood (973) 962-7031
  • Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon (908) 236-6355
  • Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton (908) 638-8572
  • Stokes State Forest, Branchville (973) 948-3820
  • Swartswood State Park, Swartswood (973) 383-5230
  • Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt (973) 853-4462

 

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