With pleasant weather this Labor Day weekend, state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials expect a large number of people visiting state parks. On Friday, they announced that state parks have been closed a record 519 times this summer - 358 more times than last year. The reason? The number of parking spaces at state parks has been reduced to maintain safe social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Once parking capacity was reached, new visitors were turned away. It announces the park closings on the state parks Twitter feed, @CTStateParks and on its website. Here are the parks that are now closed on Saturday: 11:33 a.m. - Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden, is closed due to parking lot full to capacity. 1:33 p.m. - Silver Sands State Park, Milford, is closed due to parking lot full to capacity. Check back for updates.