The New Brunswick Parks system features 272 beautiful acres of parks, playgrounds, passive areas, athletic fields, facilities, lawns, and gardens. In 1999, two of our parks were selected for National Awards. The restoration of Boyd Park and the new development of Alice Jennings Archibald Park received national recognition!
Many of our parks can be reserved for special events by contacting the Administration Department at (732) 745-5007.
To speak directly with the Division of Parks office, please call (732) 745-5112.
For additional information about New Brunswick’s recreational activities, please visit http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/recreation/.
To view a brochure of New Brunswick’s Parks and Gardens, please click here: Parks and Gardens Brochure
This park located between the Raritan River and Easton Avenue features 78 acres of rolling terrain.
Buccleuch Park (pronounced (Bugle-low), is home to the Buccleuch Mansion, a former Colonial Estate. The mansion recently underwent a historical restoration and is open for tours on Sunday’s 2-4pm from June-October.
Buccleuch Park also features many athletic fields for baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, cricket, or basketball and a 1.5 mile cross country /fitness trail. Buccleuch Park also has a playground, rock garden, flower garden, gazebo, and picnic pavilion. During the winter months and the Parks Department offers sledding and ice skating (weather permitting).
Alice Jennings Archibald Park
Opened in 1998, Alice Jennings Archibald Park is located off Van Dyke Avenue in the City’s 4th Ward and features 10.5 acres of athletic facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, football, tennis, basketball, and handball. Courts and fields are lighted for night time play. This park also includes a playground and picnic pavilion.
In 1999 City Engineer Thomas Weingartner was recognized by the New Jersey Association of Municipal Engineers for the outstanding work done to design this park.
This 20 acre award winning park was reopened in 1999 as part of an $11 million redevelopment effort of New Brunswick’s river-front. Boyd Park offers an alluring view of the Raritan River as well as New Brunswick’s skyline. This park is home to many festivals and special events including the Raritan River Festival, Hispanic Festival, and the City’s 4th of July Celebration.
The park also features a 3/4 long mile tow path with lights as well an historical swing bridge, canal, and locks. Extensive historical signage has been installed to help visitors learn about the rich history of the Raritan River and the City of New Brunswick.
Recognized by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers as the Municipal Project of the year in 2001, this 15 acre park is located adjacent to New Brunswick Middle School and is home to many varsity, jr. varsity, adult, and youth sporting events. This facility has a football/soccer stadium that seats 5,000 people, a practice football/soccer field, baseball field, softball field, tennis courts, locker rooms, and concession stands.
In 2014, the City of New Brunswick will be funding the replacement of a grass field at Memorial Stadium with a synthetic turf field. This project site will be funded with CDBG money to meet local demand for improved access to recreational facilities.
Youth Sports Complex
This 15 acre sports complex caters to youth baseball, softball, and soccer programs. The Youth Sports Complex is home to the New Brunswick Little League program and Recreation soccer programs.
Located on Joyce Kilmer Avenue, the park will have many wonderful amenities including picnic pavilions and beautiful landscaping which will make this park a treat for New Brunswick families!
Recreation Park Improvement
A concept plan for the improvement of Recreation Park was presented in 2012. The concept plan was the result on meetings with the community in the Georges Rd., Pine Street and Nichol Avenue neighborhoods to obtain their input into how Recreation Park should be improved.
The concept plan calls for:
- Large multi-purpose field
- Junior soccer field
- Skate park
- Spray area
- Fitness course
- Basketball courts
- Community garden area
- Picnic area
The City is in the process of developing final design plans based on the concept plans.
LED Lighting at Feaster Park
New solar-powered LED lighting was installed in Feaster and Pitman Parks. The purchase of the lights was funded with a grant the CDBG program.
The new lights are completely “off-grid” as they are powered by an attached solar panel. Additionally, the lights use state-of-the-art LED lighting technology to use only a small amount of electricity and provide a very directed light that does not spill into the adjacent residential areas. These new lights are part of the City of New Brunswick’s efforts to use efficient, sustainable energy sources that also save money.