More about the Limited MEC Access on Weekends

P1080747As was posted on this blog last week, the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park will have limited access on weekends beginning this Saturday, March 1.

As always, the park itself will remain open from dawn to dusk, and a park attendant will be on site and available.

We did not reach the MEC decision lightly, and we appreciate your feedback.

Long-term damage from Hurricane Sandy has drastically reduced park attendance on weekends, with most of the Marsh Discovery Trail closed for repairs and access to the Environment Center’s Marshview Pavilion greatly reduced.

The Environment Center will be open on weekends for regularly scheduled walks and programs. It will also be open on weekdays to accommodate visitors and the more than 15,000 schoolchildren that visit DeKorte Park each year.

We will reassess the MEC weekend closings in the coming months. We are happy to report that long-term repairs for the Marsh Discovery Trail are slated to begin later this year.

In the meantime, we ask that you plan accordingly (we do not consider portable toilets to be a viable solution).  Thank you for your patience.

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