Vandalism at Mayapple Hill field in South Mountain Reservation

Photo Courtesy of South Mountain Conservancy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Someone in a heavy, four-wheel drive vehicle drove in concentric circles tearing up the grassy field at Mayapple Hill in the South Mountain Reservation earlier this April. The county is filling in the ruts and replanting the grass, but this diverts its scarce resources, and makes the field unusable at this time. 

Anyone with information about who may have done this should contact the Essex County Parks Department at 973-268-3500 or Parks Director Dan Salvante at