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Park Advisory - NO ICE SKATING: For the safety of all our County residents and visitors, ice skating is PROHIBITED on all lakes, streams, rivers and ponds within the County Parks, Conservation Areas and Preserves.  This includes Roosevelt Park Lake in Edison, Manalapan Lake in Jamesburg/Monroe, Helmetta Pond, Helmetta, Davidson’s Mill Pond, South Brunswick,  Spring Lake, South Plainfield and the ponds within Donaldson Park, Highland Park and Johnson Park, Piscataway.
Ice skating is available at the Roosevelt Park Family Skating Rink.
Located on the South Branch of the Rahway River, and home to the "Progressive Playground",  Merrill Park has 179 acres of just about everything you could wish for in a well rounded park. This park located in Woodbridge is extremely popular so be prepared to have lots of company any day you choose to visit. There are playing fields, picnic groves, playgrounds, and an animal haven for visitors to enjoy.
 
A wide variety of farm 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 Merrill Park you will see pigs, goats, a peacock, a horse, and many other exciting animals!
 
In 1998 the Township of Woodbridge approached Middlesex County with the concept of constructing a "Progressive Playground" in Merrill Park.  A "Progressive Playground" is unique in that funding for the playground is assumed by the municipality, local schools, community groups, and local businesses working together to establish and maintain the facility.
 

Location: Middlesex Turnpike, Woodbridge Township
 
Facilities: 
•  4 Tennis Courts (2 with lights)
•  2 Basketball Courts
•  3 Baseball Fields
•  2 Softball Fields
•  1 Soccer Field
•  1 Football Field
•  7 Reservable Picnic Groves
•  2 Open Picnic Groves
•  3 Playgrounds
•  Woodbridge Township Progressive Playground
•  Animal Haven

Key Feature: South Branch of Rahway River
 
 
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