Raritan Township Parks
All of the fields as well as the Pavilion at Blackwell, Lenape and Mine Brook Park must be reserved in advance. Please contact Jon Webb at 908-782-1695 ext.1526 or
There are five parks located throughout the 37+ square miles that make up the Township:
- Blackwell Park
- Lenape Park
- Lone Cedar Park/Nature Preserve
- Mine Brook Park
- Morales Nature Preserve
Each park offers something a little different. Whether you’re looking for a place to picnic, a playground where your kids can play, trails to get some exercise or for a space to just enjoy nature, our beautifully maintained parks are there for you to use. All of our parks are open from dawn until dusk.
NOTE: Raritan Township has both a “Leash Law” and a “Pooper Scooper Law.” Pet owners are required by Township Ordinance to keep their dogs leashed and to keep our parks clean by cleaning up after their pets. Violators are subject to fines and penalties.
Blackwell Park is located on the corner of Everitts Road and Lavada Lane, less than a half a mile from Copper Hill School. The park has seven acres that include a 1,865 foot walking trail, a children’s playground, a basketball court, a pavilion and a large open field for general use. Use of the Pavilion is on a first come first serve basis.
Lenape Park is located on Route 523 (Sergeantsville Road), one mile south of the Township Police Station and Municipal Building. This park contains a 5,200 foot walking trail (80 feet short of a mile), a picnic grove with tables and grills, a children’s playground, four Little League fields, two major league fields, three girls’ softball fields, four soccer fields and four basketball courts.
Lone Cedar Park/Nature Preserve is located off Packers Island Lane, just off River Road. The park is a preserve of 62 acres with a mowed trail open for the enjoyment of nature enthusiasts. There are benches located along the trail for resting, bird watching, and taking in the sounds and sights of this beautiful preserve. Please park your vehicle on Packers Island Lane.
Mine Brook Park is located on Old Croton Road and Capner Street. This park has a picnic pavilion with tables and grills, a children’s tot lot, a half mile walking trail along the banks of Mine Brook, a softball field, a sand volleyball court and a bocce ball court.
Morales Nature Preserve is located on Capner Street and Old Croton Road, just across from Mine Brook Park. This park contains 2.12 miles of walking trails through natural wooded areas. Morales is full of native plant species and wildlife and is an ideal place for scout troops and other groups to observe and learn about nature.