***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.
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