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.
Individual visitors and groups are encouraged to visit the USET Olympic Training Center and Headquarters in Gladstone at any time! Once at USET Headquarters you will walk into a stable built in 1916. Described as one of the largest and most lavish in the United States, the stable’s ornate interior includes carriage rooms housing USET executive offices, and corridors and Learn More …Read More
Warrenbrook Golf Course is a heavily wooded and extremely tight, 6,372 yard, 18 hole course that is open to the public. The contours provide plenty of uphill and downhill lies, and gas cars are recommended. A golf shop and snack bar are available.Read More
Somerset County Park Commisssion’s Warrenbrook Pool is the county’s only public outdoor swimming facility, and offers patrons a choice of seasonal passes or daily admissions. A variety of lessons for swimmers of all abilities including Toddlers, Beginner I, Beginner II, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Diving is provided by Park Commission Staff.Read More
From August through November, the Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Area is host to several hundred hawkwatchers from all over the northeastern United States. Armed with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras, they come to witness the thousands of hawks, falcons, and eagles flying overhead, sometimes just over the treetops. The hawkwatchers count and identify the onslaught of raptors making their Learn More …Read More
Washington Valley Park consists of approximately 715.5 acres that lie along the First Watchung Ridge in Bridgewater Township. The park contains the former Bound Brook Elizabethtown Reservoir that will become the focal point of the park along a network of trails. The park is located between the first and second Watchung Mountains at the geographic center of Somerset County. It Learn More …Read More
Washington Valley Park Reservoir, a 21-acre impoundment within the Lower-Raritan River drainage, was created in the 1920s for water supply to the Bound Brook area. Four small tributaries also feed the reservoir, whose maximum depth near the dam is 22 feet. Although there is no boat ramp, there are extensive trails around the perimeter of the reservoir for shoreline fishing. Learn More …Read More