The Board of Recreation Commissioners is continuing to implement a plan to provide greater opportunities for visitors at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area. As the site's beach has grown in popularity with dog owners, other users including kayakers, fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts have been feeling squeezed out. At its June 8th meeting, the Board approved a plan to designate a portion of the beach as dog free. Dog owners will be able to enjoy the front (east) portion of the beach while the back (west) portion of the beach will be preserved for other beach activities.
This delineation of beach activities will become effective year round, all daylight hours, beginning June 22nd. Signs will be posted so that visitors will know which portion of the beach is designated for dog access. The leash rule remains in effect and will be enforced by the Park Rangers to ensure the safety and well being of all visitors. Until June 22nd when these changes take effect, dogs are restricted from all portions of the beach between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
For additional information, please contact Karen Livingstone, Monmouth County Park System Public Relations Officer at 732-842-4000 ext 4256.
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