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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice – County services are available on an appointment basis, and all services related to the Nov 3 General Election are available on a walk-in basis.

 

Information on tennis/pickelball passes, boat ramp permits, flying field and Deer Management permits.

​Lighted Tennis Courts located in Roosevelt Park in Edison.

IMPORTANT ALERT​ - All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open from sunrise to sunset with strict social distancing requirements. Pursuant to Executive Order 204, effective Monday, December 7, 2020 until further notice, the gathering limit for all outdoor activities is limited to 25 individuals. 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.
***2021 PICNIC RESERVATIONS***
Due to Covid-19 concerns, picnic reservations for 2021 will not take place in person or by phone on January 4, 2021. Opening day of reservations is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021. Information regarding the 2021 reservations process will be on our website in mid-February. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page or call our reservation office at 732-745-3900.
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/Pickleball Courts
 
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 receive one free of charge from the reservation desk. Each individual must have an evening play pass and it must be visible when playing. A tennis/pickleball 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.  
*Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed. Please mail your application to PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903*

Tennis/Pickleball Evening Play Pass Application


Winter 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 available at Roosevelt Park, Johnson Park, Donaldson Park, Merrill Park, Thompson Park, and Edison Park. Pickleball courts are available at Thompson Park.
 
To learn more about Pickleball, please proceed to our NEW Pickleball 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 available 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 available; contact our office for more information.
*Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed. Please mail your application to PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903*

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.
For more information on Remote Controlled (RC) Flying, please visit: Guide: RC Helicopters.

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."
 

Deer Management
 
Due to Covid-19 concerns, 2020-2021 Deer Management applications will not take place in person.
 
IF YOU RECEIVED A 2019-2020 Deer Management Permit, please submit a copy of your current New Jersey Hunting License(s) to the Office of Parks and Recreation, as well as your 2019-2020 Permit Number.  Your request will be processed and you will receive an updated Deer Management Permit by mail.

Digital document submissions can be sent via email to Eric.Gehring@co.middlesex.nj.us.

Or by mail to:
Middlesex County Office of Parks & Recreation
Attn: Deer Management Program
PO Box 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

If you DID NOT recieve a 2019-2020 Deer Management Permit, and would like to apply for the permit, please click HERE to complete an application. ***NOTE: THIS LINK WILL NOT WORK ON INTERNET EXPLORER***  Applicants are also required to submit a photocopy of their Driver’s License and a current New Jersey Hunting License(s). Your request will be processed, and you will receive your 2020-2021 Deer Management Permit by mail.

YOUR PERMIT IS NOT VALID WITHOUT PARK STAFF SIGNATURE AND ASSIGNED PERMIT NUMBER

Digital document submissions can be sent via email to eric.gehring@co.middlesex.nj.us

Or by mail to:
Middlesex County Office of Parks & Recreation
Attn: Deer Management Program
PO Box 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you had a Deer Management Permit for the 2019-20 season, but DID NOT RETURN your Harvest Report, you are not eligible to receive a 2020-2021 Permit.
 

 
All permits mentioned above are available 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.
*Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed. Please mail your application to PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903*
 
 
 


Office of Parks and Recreation
1030 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 661
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
 
Phone - (732) 745-3900
Fax - (732) 745-8209
Monday through Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm 
 


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