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Major Section of New Jersey's Liberty Park Reopens

Large portions of New Jersey's most popular park will reopen after repairs

A major part of New Jersey's Liberty State Park will reopen this weekend for the first time since Superstorm Sandy.

The Christie Administration announced today that a large portion of the park has been cleared after suffering damages from the storm.  Visitors will be along to walk along the Hudson River Walkway, which offers view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty.  The public can also enjoy the park's newly reopened fields and green spaces. 

Larry Ragonese with the state's Department of Environmental Protection said the opening is a symbol of recovery.

"This is the showplace park of NJ so we intend to make this park whole again," said Ragonese, "This really would be a sign of our ability to come back from a devastating storm."

Just last year, Liberty State Park saw over 5 million people.  It is estimated the entire park is expected to reopen by the summer.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island remain closed.  The Statue of Liberty itself received little or no damage from Sandy.