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Summer Picnic

It's great location with a very large park with open spaces with trees, table and grills. Many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Surprise Oasis in a Crowded Area

Lots of open space to walk, great for kids in the warmer months with minaiture golf and swan boats... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“rose garden”(62 reviews)
“tennis courts”(23 reviews)
“paddle boats”(37 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873-7210
+1 732-873-2459
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's great location with a very large park with open spaces with trees, table and grills. Many choices fro play grounds for all ages. Boat rides, min-golfcourse.

Thank gzal109
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of open space to walk, great for kids in the warmer months with minaiture golf and swan boats, big pond, trees, playground and food. As it gets cooler, great for that quiet walk, a hot cup of coffee and perhaps even some peace. Worth...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My kids loved it when young. Has a nice leash free area for dogs. We still love walking the park and garden.

Thank Agy99
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Colonial Park is easy to find and has lots of parking. It is well taken care of. Visit the rose garden and walk the grounds. You may even learn something new!

Thank shenai
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a huge park with walking trails (cement) and most likely in the woods, although I always use the walking trails. Ponds and beautiful flowers throughout the park. Also a beautiful rose garden in a near by area also a part of the park....More

Thank ph1huskies
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This was the park that my parents took me to all growing up! We had group picnics and made such memories. The park still is so immaculately maintained and is the best place to spend the summer!

Thank Madhu S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This was the big local park in the town where I grew up. It is beautiful. Many joggers and walkers use the paths which are paved. There is a PARR Course. Nice tennis courts which can be used at night when the park is open....More

Thank tullio7
Reviewed 19 September 2018

they also have paddle boats, though i've never used them. i usually just go for the nature trail. it's 7 minutes from my office and the only option for a nature walk...and ya know what, it does the job. i really appreciate that little patch...More

Thank Adventurer570660
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great place to enjoy a scenic walk, have a picnic, encounter some beautiful variety of dogs. There is a playground for children, paddle boats, a Beautiful Rose garden and an entrance to the to the canal walking trail.

Thank 76pat2015
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great for families, playground, bathrooms, dog park, paddle boats, mini golf, nature trails. Some areas under construction.Plenty of parking spaces and areas to walk around without feeling crowded.

Thank janisc4355
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Response from vwgates | Reviewed this property |
I asked one of the horticulturists. The tall, stucco building with faded green doors on the way from the rose garden to the perennials is the old Mettlar barn. The county has stabilized and refurbished the slate roof, but... More
28 May 2016|
Response from Jacqueline F | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that alcohol of any kind is allowed on their premises.