- Piscataway - Portions of Johnson Park will be closed to vehicular traffic during Rutgers University football games. Please refer to our map
for more information. Please note: THERE IS NO RUTGERS FOOTBALL GAME DAY PARKING IN JOHNSON PARK THIS YEAR
. Any vehicles found in Johnson Park after sunset are subject to summons. The dates for the 2018 Rutgers Football games are as follows: September 1, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 20, November 10 and November 17. Dates are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Located on the banks of the Raritan River in Piscataway and Highland Park, this 473 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 Olde Towne" Village
• 2.5 Mile Bike/Walkway
• 2 Cricket Pitches
Key Feature: Raritan River