Somerset County Parks and Recreation
Our destination bursts with natural beauty that makes it an idyllic setting for playing outdoors. Breathtaking parks and gardens, both community and private. Superb equestrian centers and country clubs. Highly rated and popular golf courses. Action-packed possibilities for a broad spectrum of sports, including professional baseball. Get moving—and start exploring Somerset County.
Located in Bridgewater Township, North Branch Park is the home of the Somerset County Park Commission administrative offices. This 194 acre park, acquired in 1961, offers nearly a mile of frontage along the North Branch of the Raritan River. In addition to being the host location of the annual 4H Fair, the park is used extensively for major exhibits, shows,Read More
Quail Brook Golf Course is one of the top public courses in Central New Jersey. This 18 hole, 6,617 yard course is heavily wooded, and known for its rolling front nine and tight, hilly back nine. A driving range, golf shop and snack bar are also located at the facility.Read More
Designed by H. Barker in 1911, Raritan Valley Country Club’s golf course is an 18 hole regulation course with a rating of 72.2 and a slope rating of 131 on bent grass. A private equity golf course, Raritan Valley has an “Accompanied by Member” guest policy.Read More
Royce Brook Golf Club features two courses, one public and one private. The East Course, open to members as well as the public, has a four star rating from Golf Digest as well as being rated one of GolfWeek’s “Top 10 Golf Courses” among public courses in the state of New Jersey. This course features a 6,946-yard, par 72, parkland-styleRead More
The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, owned and operated by the New Jersey Audubon Society, is located on 276 acres of woodland, field, and floodplain habitat that is home to over 200 species of wildlife over the course of a year. The sanctuary is situated at the southeast edge of the Highlands, and is bisected by the Passaic River. It isRead More
As a cause-driven, charitable organization committed to strengthening community, the YMCA helps nurture the potential of kids, improve health and well-being, and foster a sense of social responsibility. Members enjoy a sense of community, fitness, swimming, childcare, sports, dance, gymnastics, summer camp, special needs programs and more. Financial assistance available. Basking Ridge – 908-766-7898 Bridgewater – 908-526-0688 Franklin Township –Read More