***2021 PICNIC RESERVATIONS - UPDATE***
April 1, 2021
Opening Day for picnic reservations for 2021 is Thursday, April 15, 2021. A link to our NEW ELECTRONIC RESERVATIONS SYSTEM will be on the picnic reservation page
on that day. The first avaliable picnic date is April 24, 2021. Please do not call the office to make a picnic reservation. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page
- All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open from sunrise to sunset with strict social distancing requirements. 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.
Location: South Brunswick Township
Parking Area Address: 21 Monroe Court, Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
Size: 88 acres
Facilities: Parking area, hiking trails
In 1998, the Heathcote Meadows Preserve was one of the earliest parcels acquired under the Middlesex County Space Recreation and Farmland and Historic Preservation Act. Nestled just outside the small village of Kingston, the preserve offers a glimpse into the rich farming history of the area. Combined with Heathcote Park
(South Brunswick Township), the Cook Natural Area
, Mapleton Preserve
and the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
, the preserve creates a significant green-belt around the village of Kingston, provides stream protection for Heathcote Brook and Carter Brook and provides wonderful opportunities for hiking, walking and wildlife viewing.