- 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.
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:
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