Park Advisory - All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open with reduced parking and strict social distancing requirements. As of Thursday 5/21, the dog parks in Donaldson and Thompson Parks are open and will close daily at 8pm. As of Friday 5/22, the community garden in Donaldson Park and certain restrooms and comfort stations will be open. Comfort Stations close daily at 6pm. Tennis Courts are open for singles play ONLY, no doubles, and the courts will close at 8pm. Facilities including playgrounds, basketball courts, and buildings remain closed. All park events, picnics and sports are suspended until further notice. All park visitors are to practice social distancing, refrain from large groups and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while enjoying our parks and open spaces.
Dog parks got their start in California and have become popular all across the country - Middlesex County is certainly no exception. Middlesex County hosts two dog parks where owners can bring their pets to exercise and play in a leash-free environment. One is located in Thompson Park
in Monroe Township and the other in Donaldson Park
in Highland Park.
The County also partnered with the Township of Edison and the Borough of Metuchen to create the Edison-Metuchen Dog Park on Whitman Avenue in Edison. Through a cooperative agreement with the municipalities, the County constructed this 5-acre off-leash dog area on parkland owned by the Township of Edison. The municipalities share responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of this facility. Click here to find out more about this great new addition.
All of the dog parks are divided into two sections - one for large dogs and one for smaller breeds. These facilities are extremely popular and a great place to bring your family and friends - both two and four legged!
Please download and read the Dog Park Rules and Regulations
Please be a responsible pet owner. Honor the leash laws outside of the Dog Park. Please clean up after your canine friends. Inoculate against disease and remember to spay or neuter your pets.
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