Green Acres: This Site Dedicated to Permanent Recreation and Open Space

tennis courts3The Green Acres Program was created in 1961 to meet New Jersey’s growing recreation and conservation needs. Fifty four years later, through this program, the Department of Environmental Protection “has preserved over 1.2 million acres of New Jersey’s natural landscape, protecting water quality and wildlife habitat and providing the public with parks, beaches, historic sites and natural areas to enjoy in perpetuity…Whether you enjoy riding a bike along an old canal path, walking the dog in your city park, watching songbirds flitter around a wild meadow, going for a long hike in the woods, launching your boat in a lake for a relaxing day of fishing, or simply watching your kids have fun at the neighborhood playground, your life has undoubtedly been touched many times over by the DEP’s Green Acres Program”.

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