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 an evening play 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 an evening play pass and it must be visable when playing. A tennis/pickelball 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 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 evening play pass in person at our office. Tennis/Pickelball Evening Play Pass ApplicationWinter Tennis/Pickelball Play
We are proud to announce that we now offer year-round tennis play at many of our parks. From November 1st to April 30th, you can use the tennis courts at the following locations without a tennis pass as conditions permit. Winter Tennis Play is avaliable at Roosevelt Park
, Johnson Park
, Donaldson Park
, Merrill Park
, Thompson Park
, and Edison Park
. Pickelball courts are available at Thompson Park
To learn more about Pickelball, please proceed to our NEW Pickelball page. (coming soon)
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.
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."
2019-2020 Deer Management Permits will be available beginning WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 at 10am. Permits can only be
obtained IN PERSON at the Middlesex County Office of Parks
& Recreation Administration Building, 1030 River Road, Piscataway, NJ
08854, as follows:
Monday-Friday – 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday, September 7 ONLY - 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Please bring a photo ID (valid driver’s license, passport or
other government issued identification), current NJ hunting license, and deer
permit for the appropriate season. For
questions, please contact Eric Gehring (732) 745-8278 or Patti Manship (732)
PLEASE NOTE: If
you had a Deer Management Permit for the 2018-19 season, but DID NOT RETURN your Harvest
Report, you are not eligible to receive a 2019-2020 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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