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03/12/2020

DCNR Closing State Parks in Montgomery County As Part of COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

​​Harrisburg, PA -- Today, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that the three state parks in Montgomery County will be closed for 14 days effective Friday, March 13 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The affected state parks are :

  • Evansburg
  • Fort Washington
  • Norristown Farm Park

“As part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, all of the parking lots and buildings at the parks, including park offices and restrooms, will be closed, and all events and public educational programs will be canceled,” Dunn said. “While these parks are closed, state park rangers and park managers will continue to work to ensure security and essential operations continue, and that public safety is protected.”

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pennsylvanians can:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • If you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better

More information is available in the daily COVID-19 Report.

Information about state parks and forests is available on the DCNR website. Updates also are being provided on DCNR’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Brady or Christina Novak, 717-772-9101

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