State of New Jersey
Executive Order #138

Acting Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco

WHEREAS, Special Events are held within Liberty State Park which are the result of requests by public organizations, private organizations, government agencies and individuals; and

WHEREAS, Special Events include, but are not limited to, movie productions, concerts, celebrations, boat docking, festivals, rallies, races, walkathons; and

WHEREAS, Special Events impact the natural, historic, human and fiscal resources of Liberty State Park; and

WHEREAS, Special Events should not conflict with the mission of Liberty State Park, which states, "The Mission of Liberty State Park is to provide the public with access to the harbor's resources, a sense of history, and the charge of responsibility for its continued improvements.";

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Donald T. DiFrancesco, President of the Senate, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

  1. The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry is the only agency that may authorize, approve and schedule Special Events within Liberty State Park.

  2. All proposals for Special Events must be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry to be analyzed, organized, scheduled and managed prior, during and after the event.

  3. This Order shall take effect immediately.


GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day
of January in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand Two, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and

/s/ Donald T. DiFrancesco

Acting Governor, Senate President



/s/ James A. Harkness

Chief Counsel to the Governor