As a result of the increased risk of fire caused by a combination of high winds, low relative humidity and very little rain, County Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor today announced a ban on open fires at all county parks.
While this ban is in effect, charcoal and propane fires will only be permitted for cooking in permanently fixed grills in the parks. No open fires are permitted. She also asked that patrons be vigilant in alerting park staff to any potential fire hazards they may see while visiting.
Conditions will be monitored on a daily basis.