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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19– County services are available on an appointment basis.

 

Reserve a picnic area, book a special event, or rent the Showmobile.

Picnic tables located in Johnson Park in Piscataway.

***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 live on THIS PAGE on that day. The first avaliable picnic date is April 24, 2021. Please do not call the office to make a picnic reservation. Thank you.
IMPORTANT ALERT​ - 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.

Many of our developed parks offer picnic facilities that may be reserved for picnics and special events. A reservation permit must be issued to reserve these areas for all organized group activities.

Picnics

If you are looking to book a picnic in one of our Parks, please allow a minimum of two to four weeks when scheduling use of facilities. It may be useful to review the Frequently Asked Questions for Picnics as well as the three worksheets below for more information about the picnic areas. All picnic reservations will be done on a NEW ELECTRONIC RESERVATION SYSTEM. The link to this system will be posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
 
If you plan on having a caterer, bounce house, or rented tents at your picnic, you must contact the Middlesex County Fire Marshal to see if you are required to get a fire permit. Click here to download the Fire Marshal Permit Application.
 

Click here to download the ELECTRONIC RESERVATION (WebTrac) guidelines (Coming soon - 4/15/2021)
Click here to download the Picnic Grove Inventory List
Click here to download the Picnic Key Rules and Regulations
 

Special Events

Those wishing to book a special event or walk must first contact the reservation desk to establish park availability. You will then be asked to download a request form which is attached below. All permits must be paid for and signed by the individual in charge of the event.

If you plan on having a caterer, bounce house, or rented tents at your event, you must contact the Middlesex County Fire Marshal to see if you are required to get a fire permit. Click here to download the Fire Marshal Permit Application.
 
 
If you are looking to use a park for a photo or video shoot, you must obtain a permit from our office. Please call our office if you have any questions, (732) 745-3900.

Rent a Showmobile or Farmwagon

The Farmwagon and Showmobiles are portable stages that can be rented for your event and are available for Middlesex County locations only.  Insurance is required in order to rent a showmobile or farmwagon. Click here for information and details on the showmobile and farmwagon rentals.
 
 
 
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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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