***2021 PICNIC RESERVATIONS - UPDATE***
April 1, 2021
Opening Day for picnic reservations for 2021 is Thursday, April 15, 2021. A link to our NEW ELECTRONIC RESERVATIONS SYSTEM will be on the picnic reservation page
on that day. The first avaliable picnic date is April 24, 2021. Please do not call the office to make a picnic reservation. If you have any questions, please visit the picnic reservation page
- All Middlesex County Parks and Open Spaces are open from sunrise to sunset with strict social distancing requirements. 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.
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park was the first Middlesex County park to be built on the banks of the scenic Raritan Bay. This nautically themed park has breathtaking views of the New York skyline and features a landmark pavilion overlook. The park encompasses 114 acres, of which 86 are considered wetlands, providing a nature study area for park goers interested in exploring its unique flora and fauna. In September of each year, the City of South Amboy hold a Seafood Festival at the park which is an extremely popular event.
The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders chose Raritan Bay Waterfront Park as the site for the "Victims of Terrorism" memorial, dedicated to all victims of terrorist acts, because of its vantage point from which the New York skyline can be seen on a clear day across the Raritan Bay. The design of the memorial was the result of a competition sponsored jointly by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and The Home News Tribune for students throughtout Middlesex County. Elements of three winning entries were incorporated into the final design: The granite base in the shape of a pentagon recognized those lost at the Department of Defense's headquarters (Abdul Rahim, Old Bridge High School East); the white columns, which support an arbor shading a bench, provide a serene area suitable for reflection and remembrance (Josephine Wong, Old Bridge High School East); and the centerpiece is an awe-inspiring four-foot high bronze eagle (Megan Skulski, Sayreville High School).
Location: O'Leary Boulevard, South Amboy and Sayreville
• 1 Baseball Field
• 2 Softball Fields (1 with lights)
• 1 Soccer Field
• 1 Football Field (lights)
• 2 Bocce Courts
• 1 Playground
• Nature Study Area
• Raritan Bay Overlook/Performance Gazebo
Key Feature: Raritan Bay Views
Programs Offered in this Park:
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