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Park Profiles

Developed Parks

  1. 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.


  2. THOMAS A. EDISON PARK
    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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.
     


  6. 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.

  7. RARITAN BAY WATERFRONT PARK
    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.

  8. 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.

  9. SPRING LAKE PARK
    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 gazebo.


  10. 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 hiking trails.

  11. WILLIAM WARREN PARK
    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.


  12. OLD BRIDGE WATERFRONT WALKWAY
    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.


  13. ALVIN 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.


  14. 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



  15. 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.


  16. 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.

  17. 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.


  18. 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

    AMBROSE & DOTY'S BROOKS PARK
    South Randophville Rd, Piscataway. 225 Acres

    IRELAND BROOK CONSERVATION AREA
    Riva Avenue, East & South Brunswick. 412 Acres

    JAMESBURG PARK CONSERVATION AREA
    East Brunswick/Helmetta/Monroe. 1479 Acres

    THE JOHN A. PHILLIPS OPEN SPACE PRESERVE
    Pleasant Valley Road, Old Bridge. 1728 Acres
    Hiking trails

    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

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