Sarah Dipity


18 Central New Jersey Parks You Should Definitely Visit

Toddler girl in floral romper walking through tall grass in an NJ park

As a Central NJ mother of four & children’s/family photographer finding great parks for my kids & clients is also on my list of things to do. I’ve put together this list of some local parks that you may want to visit sometimes or book a photo session at!

1. Donaldson Park: Highland Park, NJ

    Dog park, 5 picnic areas, boat ramp, playgrounds, tennis courts, sport fields.

    2. Thomas Edison Park: Edison, NJ

    Lots of tennis courts, baseball & softball fields, soccer field, model airplane field, running paths.

    3. Johnson Park: Piscataway, NJ

    Picnic areas with grills, sports fields, playgrounds, ponds, East Jersey Olde Towne Village, daily boat docking, access to downtown New Brunswick.

    4. Fords Park: Woodbridge, NJ

    Picnic area, tennis course, street hockey pinks, ponds.

    5. Merrill Park: Woodbridge, NJ

    Picnic areas, animal haven, playgrounds, sports fields, tennis courts.

    6. Joseph Medwick Memorial Park: Carteret, NJ

    Picnic areas, playgrounds, soccer, football, & little league fields.

    7. Roosevelt Park: Edison, NJ

    Plays in the park, family iceskating rink, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts.

    8. Spring Lake Park: South Plainfield, NJ

    Concerts in the park, playground, playground, tennis & basketball courts, walking paths.

    9. Raritan Bay Waterfront Park: South Amboy, NJ

    Converts in the parl. walking paths, playground, sports fields, bocce courts.

    10. Thompson Park: Jamesburg, NJ

    Picnic areas, concerts in the park, dog park, hiking trails, sports fields, & lake.

    11. William Warren Park: Woodbridge, NJ

    Softball fields, concerts in the park, picnic areas, plagrounds.

    12. Old Bridge Waterfront Park: OldBridge, NJ

    Playgrounds, 1.3 Mile walkway, fishing pier, concession stand, Raritan Bay.

    13. Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park: Woodrbidge, NJ

    Picnic areas, playgrounds, paved walking paths, sports fields.

    14. Davidson’s Mill Pond: South Brunswick, NJ

    Small boat launching ramp, fishing lake, hiking trails.

    15. John A. Phillips Park: Old Bridge, NJ

    Soccer, baseball, & softball fields; playgrounds, cricket pitch, & paved walkways.

    16. David B. Crabiel Park: Milltown, NJ

    Playground, paved walkways, soccer/lacrosse turf fields, little league fields.

    17. Middlesex Greenway: Metuchen/Edison, NJ

    Paved walking trails, biking & jogging connecting neighborhood parks, shopping, & schools.

    18. Colonial Park: Somerset, NJ

    Paved walking/bike trails, hiking paths, ponds for fishing, playground, splash pad, mini gold, & paddle boats open in the summer.

    Thanks for reviewing this list of some local parks in Central Jersey. If you have any others you think should definitely be added to this list please let me know in the comments! If you’re in need of a Central NJ photographer, outdoors or in studio contact me today to discuss your needs! <3 Sarah

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