- DONALDSON PARK
Second Avenue, Highland Park. 90 acres
Bordering the Raritan River, the park is widely known for its boat
ramp. Picnic groves, ball fields, lighted tennis courts, basketball
courts, two playgrounds and several soccer fields are the facilities
available in this popular recreation area. Currently plans are being
prepared for the complete refurbishing of the park, which will be taking
place from late 2002 to 2004 in several phases.
- THOMAS A. EDISON
Mill Road, Edison. 161 Acres
This is the park system's sports center, offering a competition quality
quarter mile track, ball fields, sixteen tennis courts, a football field,
and soccer fields. All these facilities are lighted to tournament standards.
The park is also home to a model airplane flying field.
- FORDS PARK
King George's Post Road, Woodbridge. 18 Acres
This beautifully wooded park provides visitors with two roller hockey
rinks, two tennis courts, a shelter/gazebo, comfort stations, bike/walkways,
a new playground and passive facilities.
- JOHNSON PARK
River Road, Piscataway/Highland Park. 473 Acres
The second largest developed park in the system, Johnson Park is also
located along the Raritan River. Facilities included in the park are
ball fields, soccer fields, three playgrounds, a bike/walkway, fitness
trail and an animal haven. Johnson Park is home to the historic village
East Jersey Olde Towne.
- JOSEPH MEDWICK MEMORIAL PARK
Pauline Street; Post Boulevard. Borough of Carteret. 88 acres
The park provides scenic views of the Rahway River. There are facilities for picnicking, baseball, football, soccer and a paved walking path.
- MERRILL PARK
Middlesex Turnpike, Woodbridge. 179 Acres
A well rounded park with facilities for many family and sports activities.
Included in the park are ball fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis
courts, picnic groves, an animal haven, fitness trail, a football field
and a soccer field. Merrill Park is the home of the "Progressive
Playground", which is under the jurisdiction of Woodbridge Township.
- RARITAN BAY
O'Leary Blvd., South Amboy/Sayreville. 136 Acres
Raritan Bay is the first waterfront park in the Park System. Facilities
include athletic fields for baseball, softball, soccer and football,
a one-mile meandering walkway, a playground and other amenities. The
park also offers a landmark pavilion overlook which is used for the
Music-in-the-Park series in July and August.
- ROOSEVELT PARK
Route 1, Edison. 217 Acres
The County's senior park, dating back to 1917, is home of the Stephen
J. Capestro Theater where the nationally recognized Plays-in-the-Park
are staged. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of facilities including
picnicking, fishing, tennis, basketball, playgrounds and bike/walkways.
A Veterans Memorial was built in 2002 to honor all those Middlesex County
residents who served their county in all branches of the Armed Services.
- SPRING LAKE
Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield. 121 Acres
This park was constructed on the former bed of Spring Lake. There is
a five-acre lake for fishing and extensive walkways. Facilities include
basketball, tennis courts and bike paths. Concerts are also held at the
- THOMPSON PARK
Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg/Monroe. 675 Acres
This is the largest developed park in the system. Facilities include
an animal haven, playgrounds, picnic groves, ball fields, tennis courts,
basketball courts, soccer fields, and an extensive network of color-coded
Florida Grove Road, Woodbridge. 126 Acres
This park is home to the Kids-in-the-Park summer theater camp. In
addition to several ball fields and soccer fields, other amenities
include bocci courts, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis, picnic groves
and nature trails.
- OLD BRIDGE WATERFRONT
Bayview Avenue, Old Bridge. 52 Acres
Included in the park are a concession building, fishing piers, playground,
and a comfort station. Plans are underway to continue the park to the
Cliffwood Beach and the Monmouth County border.
P. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL PARK AT SEWAREN PENINSULA
Woodbridge. 39 Acres
This park overlooks the Arthur Kill and contains a small amphitheater,
informal playing fields, a playground and family picnic areas. Its
construction was made possible through a cooperative effort between
the County and the municipality.
DAVIDSON MILL POND PARK
Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, 482 acres
This park is passive and primarily undeveloped. The pond and the waterfall, where the mill was once located, is one of the most picturesque areas of the County
- JOHN A. PHILLIPS PARK
Maple Avenue, Old Bridge. 100 acres
The park is named in memory of John A “Jack” Phillips, who served as councilman and mayor of Old Bridge and a Middlesex County Freeholder for many years. It hosts several baseball, football and soccer fields, as well as a cricket pitch. It also has the trail head for the over 10 miles of marked and unmarked trails throughout the John A. Phillips Preserve.
- NEW BRUNSWICK LANDING
Boyd Park, City of New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Landing is a cooperative partnership between the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the City of New Brunswick. A floating dock provides 24 slips for boats up to 45 feet long. Open seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the New Brunswick Landing is a 5-minute walk from downtown New Brunswick.
- DAVID B. CRABIEL PARK
Borough of Milltown/North Brunswick Township. 25 acres
David B. Crabiel Park is dedicated to the long-time Freeholder Director for his leadership, vision and service to the residents of Middlesex County. A Little League field, multi-purpose turf field, playground, comfort station and walking paths provided.
- MIDDLESEX GREENWAY
Metuchen, Edison & Woodbridge, 3.5 miles
The Middlesex Greenway is a 10-foot wide, paved trail suitable for walking, biking and jogging. Several fully accessible entrances provide access along the entire length of the trail, connecting a diverse array of neighborhoods to area parks, schools and shopping.
CONSERVATION AREAS & PRESERVES
DOTY'S BROOKS PARK
South Randophville Rd, Piscataway. 225 Acres
Riva Avenue, East & South Brunswick. 412 Acres
East Brunswick/Helmetta/Monroe. 1479 Acres
THE JOHN A. PHILLIPS
OPEN SPACE PRESERVE
Pleasant Valley Road, Old Bridge. 1728 Acres
TAMARACK HOLLOW PRESERVE
Hillcrest Ave & Albrecht Lane, East Brunswick. 232 acres
Parking area and hiking trails
HEATHCOTE MEADOWS PRESERVE
21 Monroe Court, Monmouth Junction. 89 acres
Parking Area & Hiking Trails