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Johnson Park

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A long time county park across the river from New Brunswick

This County park has been around for years. It was originally designed for the working class folks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Farmington, Maine

I love this place. Its close to my place and our go to place to take my kid.. Be it just going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Urvi K
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“raritan river”(11 reviews)
“mini zoo”(4 reviews)
“tennis courts”(7 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This County park has been around for years. It was originally designed for the working class folks from New Brunswick to have a nice place to go to get out of the city. On the baks of the Raritan River which used to be very...More

1  Thank tullio7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Its close to my place and our go to place to take my kid.. Be it just going run..or a stroll or taking the kid to the playground. They have a zoo that is next to a playground so its perfect....More

Thank Urvi K
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Johnsons Park has something for everyone. There is a mini zoo and playground for kids . Picnic areas for families. Bike paths, tennis courts, and a pond to feed the ducks. Johnson's Park is still FREE. Anyplace else you have to pay for these attractions....More

1  Thank nina695
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I've been taking my family to Johnson Park for over 20 years and now go alone to enjoy a bike ride, or lunch solo. THe park has much to offer from fishing, to a bike path to a little zoo where one can feed the...More

Thank brancat0
Reviewed 9 July 2018

offers a lot: small zoo, picnic tables, sports fields, paved walks along the Raritan River, fitness challenges

Thank fjbwhite
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Beautiful park, with plenty of paths for riding a bike, jogging or walking. There is also space for picnics, bar-b-que. lots of visitors on the weekend. Grove 4 seems to have more space for parking than the other parts of the park. Great place to...More

Thank viatgesrjr
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Johnson Park has many vistas to view from a car (Dad has limited mobility) and the ability to park and eat in several places next to water views. The animals are also close to the roadways and enjoyable to watch from the car. This park...More

Thank lesliemcdonnell007
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This park is great for walking and picnics! Grew up visiting here and it is still a great place to go to relax.

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I live across the street from the park and see it all the time how children are enjoying the park. Play ground and petting zoo for the kids and lots of jogging and walking trails along with lighted tennis courts for the adults. The place...More

Thank snicjp
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We have visited this park a few times during nice weather. Our 4 year old loves to see all of the animals. The park is large with lots of fun things to do with kids. The animals are well maintained, and the people are friendly.

1  Thank Tasha M
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Pam G
1 September 2018|
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Response from fjbwhite | Reviewed this property |
I would not unless you have degree in large-animal veterinary science. Animals are evolved to eat certain foods and not others. For example, if you feed hay to deer, they will not get adequate nutrition because they do not... More
6 May 2018|
Response from RU4NJ | Reviewed this property |
No paved paths along the water, but there is a towpath on the opposite side of the river that goes on for miles, it's not paved but it's bicycle ready.
Michael A
20 April 2018|
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Response from RU4NJ | Reviewed this property |
Dawn to dusk daily.