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To learn more about the COVID-19 VACCINE and eligibility, click here.
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.


Take a walk at the beautifully 
scenic Donaldson Park in Highland Park on a spring day when the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom.

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.
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.

Click here to view all of the park facilities and programs that are managed by the Office of Parks and Recreation.
​​Public recreation and open space are vital for the health and well-being of Middlesex County and for the enrichment of the County as a place for living, learning, working, and visiting. To that end, the County provides a public system of major parks, open spaces, and recreational programs and facilities for this generation and many generations to come.  The Park System consists of 18 developed and active County Parks and recreation facilities encompassing over 2,900 acres. Extensive facilities for concerts, picnics and both summer and winter sports programs offer opportunities for the enjoyment of County residents. Middlesex County also manages over 7,500 acres of conservation areas and preserves where the public can enjoy passive recreation such as hiking, photography and nature study. In addition, Middlesex County operates three golf courses: the 36-hole Tamarack Golf Course in East Brunswick, the Meadows at Middlesex in Plainsboro, and the Raritan Landing Golf Course in Piscataway.
The goals of the Office of Parks and Recreation are to:
•Preserve locations for public enjoyment that have County-wide significance for providing active recreation
•Promote environmental, agricultural, scenic, historic, cultural and social opportunities
•Conserve natural resources including plant and animal life, farmland, woodland, streams, and watersheds
•Offer a variety of programs and facilities to meet the recreational needs and educational interests of the people of Middlesex County through the County Park System
The Office of Parks and Recreations is comprised of the following Divisions:
Return to the Department of Infrastructure Management​​​​​
Rick Lear Director of Parks and Recreation Contact me

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 
Directions and Parking
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