- 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 - UPDATE***
February 11, 2021
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 concerns and Executive Orders currently in place by Governor Murphy, the opening day of reservations is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2021. Information regarding our NEW ELECTRONIC RESERVATIONS PROCESS will be on our website in mid-March. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page
or call our reservation office at 732-745-3900.
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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