Park Advisory - All park events and picnics are currently suspended until April 30, 2020. Parks and open space will remain open to the public for passive recreation, including roads, parking areas, trails, lakes and other open space areas. However, restrooms, comfort stations, playgrounds, dog parks, basketball and tennis courts, the flying field, and similar facilities are closed until further notice in order to protect public health and safety. We ask that the public practice social distancing and refrain from large groups 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.