Bloomfield playgrounds reopen Aug. 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Eight Bloomfield Township playgrounds reopened Saturday, Aug. 1, after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning, and social distancing and facemasks will still be required. 

“Ensuring that our families are safe and limiting their exposure to COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, which is why our playgrounds have been closed during this crisis,” Mayor Michael Venezia said. “However, it is also important that our children have the ability to go outside and enjoy Bloomfield’s outstanding playgrounds. I ask that if you visit our playgrounds that you wear a face covering and maintain a safe distance from other people so that everyone can enjoy themselves safely. Even though we are disinfecting the equipment daily, I recommend that you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after visiting our playgrounds out of an abundance of caution.”

Signs have been placed at the playgrounds with rules that must be followed to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. The playgrounds will be open from 10 a.m. to dusk and all children must be accompanied by an adult.