- All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open from sunrise to sunset with strict social distancing requirements. Pursuant to Executive Order 204, effective Monday, December 7, 2020 until further notice, the gathering limit for all outdoor activities is limited to 25 individuals. The Parks Administration Building is closed to the public until further notice. Park visitors are to practice social distancing and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while enjoying our parks and open spaces.
***2021 PICNIC RESERVATIONS***
Due to Covid-19 concerns, picnic reservations for 2021 will not take place in person or by phone on January 4, 2021. Opening day of reservations is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021. Information regarding the 2021 reservations process will be on our website in mid-February. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page
or call our reservation office at 732-745-3900.
A wide variety of farm and exotic animals are on display within fenced-in areas at the animal havens which are open from sunrise to sunset daily. Interpretive signage is displayed to provide an educational as well as a fun experience and best of all - its free!
In Johnson Park
in Piscataway Township, you will see pigs, goats, alpacas, deer, a mini horse, and many other exciting animals.
In Merrill Park
in Woodbridge Township, you will see pigs, goats, a peacock and many other exciting animals.
In Thompson Park
in Monroe Township, you will see pigs, goats, an emu, deer, peacocks, turkeys, and many other exciting animals.
Please call the Office of Parks and Recreation reservation desk with any questions at (732) 745 - 3900.
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