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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.


Bring your kids to play on the pirate playground located near the Animal Haven and Grove 2.

Park Advisory​ - RUTGERS FOOTBALL PARK CLOSURESClick here to view a map of road closures in Johnson Park during the 2021 Rutgers Football Games. Road closures apply to vehicles and thru traffic only. Johnson Park will remain open to all guests. Any vehicles found in Johnson Park after sunset are subject to summons. The dates for the 2021 Rutgers Football games are as follows: September 4, September 18, October 2, October 9, November 6, and November 27. Dates are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Located on the banks of the Raritan River in Piscataway and Highland Park, this 478 acre park is extremely popular and filled with activity all year long. The park is named after the “Johnson” family, who founded the pharmaceutical firm “Johnson & Johnson” and donated the original 100 acres of land for the park to Middlesex County.  Everything from picnic groves and sports fields to an animal haven, and even a restored 18th century village can be found in Johnson Park, which is just across the river from the revitalized City of New Brunswick.
A wide variety of farm and exotic animals are on display within fenced-in areas at the animal haven which is open from dawn to dusk daily. This facility is visited and enjoyed daily by the young and old alike. Interpretive signage is displayed to provide an educational as well as a fun experience and best of all - its free! In Johnson Park you will see pigs, goats, a lamma, deer, a mini horse, and many other exciting animals!
​Location:  River Road, Piscataway Township 
•  8 Tennis Courts (Lights)
•  1 Baseball Field
•  2 Softball Fields
•  1 Soccer Field
•  5 Reservable Picnic Groves
•  2 Open Picnic Groves
•  3 Playgrounds
•  Animal Haven
•  2 Ponds
•  East Jersey Old Town Village
•  2.5 Mile Bike/Walkway
•  2 Cricket Pitches

Key Feature: Raritan River

Office of Parks and Recreation
1030 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone - (732) 745-3900
Fax - (732) 745-8209
Monday through Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm 

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