Many of our developed parks have facilities to offer fun recreational activities requiring a permit or pass. Permits must be issued for all organized group activities. For information on reserving a picnic area for a picnic or special event or for information on reserving a sports field, please visit the reservation page
Tennis courts do NOT require reservations and are available on a first come / first served basis. Children under 12 years of age MUST be accompanied by an ADULT. However, after 7:00pm between May 1st and October 29th, anyone who wishes to play on a court that has lights must be in possession of a tennis court pass. Children under 12 years of age must have a pass and can recieve one free of charge from the reservation desk. Each individual must have a tennis pass and it must be visable when playing. A tennis pass does not reserve court time. When others are waiting, courts times are limited: singles 1 hour, doubles 2 hours. All lights go off at 10:00pm.
To obtain an evening tennis play pass for the season which is between May 1 and October 29 each year, the following information must be provided by mail or in person: completed application, payment, proof of residency for each applicant, and proof of age for students or seniors ages 60+. Proof of residency can be copy of drivers license or a bill with your address. Proof of age for a student can be a government ID or a school ID. Your pass will be mailed to you within ten days only to the address you have entered on your application. If a permit is lost in the mail, we will not issue a new one - you must pay for a new permit. We strongly encourage you to apply for your tennis permit in person at our office. Tennis Pass Application
WINTER TENNIS PLAY
The tennis courts in Thomas Edison Park
and Roosevelt Park
will be available for winter play between November 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. During this time an evening tennis pass WILL NOT be required to play at these two locations as conditions allow. Both locations have a push button system that will activate the lights until 10pm every evening.
Donaldson Park Boat Ramp
You can get a permit to use the Boat Ramp in Donaldson Park located in Highland Park to launch your boat into the Raritan River. This season pass allows you to use the ramp and park your vehicle and trailer in our parking lot for the year. Our yearly season begins each year on May 1st. There is a dock avaliable for use with your permit from May through October (weather permitting).
To obtain a season boat ramp permit, the following information must be provided by mail or in person: completed application, payment, proof of residency, and proof of age for seniors ages 60+. Proof of residency can be copy of drivers license or a bill with your address. Your pass will be mailed to you within ten days only to the address you have entered on your application. If a permit is lost in the mail, we will not issue a new one - you must pay for a new permit. We strongly encourage you to apply for your boat ramp permit in person at our office. A one time only day pass is avaliable; contact our office for more information. Boat Ramp Application
Edison Park Flying Field
To obtain a yearly flying field permit for the field in Thomas Edison Park located in Edison Township, the following information must be provided by mail or in person: completed application, photocopy of driver’s license, photocopy of AMA card, photocopy of FAA registration, phone number, a list of any clubs you may be affiliated with, and payment. Airplane Flying Field Application
Payment for the Above Permits
By mail, we accept a check or money order. In person, we accept a check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. NO CASH OR AMERICAN EXPRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Checks and money orders can be made payable to the "Middlesex County Treasurer."
2017-2018 Deer Management Permits will be available in August 2017. Check back frequently for updated information and dates.
For questions about the Deer Management Program, please contact Eric Gehring
(732) 745-8278 or Patti Manship (732) 745-3928.
- If you were a 2016 - 2017 Deer Management Permit Holder but DID NOT RETURN your Harvest Report, you ARE NOT eligible to receive a 2017 - 2018 Permit.
All permits mentioned above are avaliable in person at the Parks Administration Office. For any additional information and with any questions about any permits and passes, please contact the reservation desk at (732) 745-3900.
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