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.
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 theirRead 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. ItRead 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.Read More
Abate Park has a walking and jogging trail, tennis and basketball courts, a handball court, tot lot, field hockey field and a multipurpose field. It also has bathroom facilities along with exercise fitness equipment available.Read More
At Ann Van Middlesworth Park, there are two baseball/softball fields, two basketball courts, heated restrooms and a playground. If you want to take an adventurous hike, there is a one mile route of unpaved trails to explore. In all, the park is 9 acres with a skate park, picnic area, and fishing pond. It is full of attractions for allRead More
Whether you are new in town and want to meet new people, or want to relive your glory days of gym class with friends, BAM Social Sports is the place to meet and compete with active young professionals from all over Northern and Central New Jersey.Read More