Parks & Gardens
The New Brunswick Parks system features over 272 beautiful acres of parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, lawns and gardens.
To see a listing of our parks, please scroll down.
To identify New Brunswick’s Parks and Gardens on a map and see each park's amenities, please click on: Parks and Gardens Brochure
For additional information about New Brunswick’s recreational activities please click here.
To reserve a park for a private event, park reservation forms can be submitted online. For more information and the link to our request forms, please click here.
Buccleuch Park, 321 Easton Avenue, also accessible from College Avenue
Buccleuch Park (locally pronounced "Bugle-low") is situated between the Raritan River and Easton Avenue and features 78 acres of rolling terrain. You will find many athletic fields for baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, cricket, or basketball and a 1.5 mile cross country/fitness trail. The park also has a playground, rock garden, flower garden, gazebo, fitness pad, and picnic pavilion, as well as the historic Buccleuch Mansion, a former Colonial Estate.
Alice Jennings Archibald Park, 23 Van Dyke Avenue
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 nighttime play. This park also includes a playground and picnic pavilion.
In 1999, then-City Engineer Thomas Weingartner was recognized by the New Jersey Association of Municipal Engineers for the outstanding work done to design this park.
Elmer B. Boyd Park, 575 Route 18 North, along the Raritan River
This 20 acre award-winning park was reopened in 1999 as part of an $11 million redevelopment effort of New Brunswick’s riverfront. Boyd Park offers an alluring view of the Raritan River as well as New Brunswick’s skyline. This park has played host to many festivals and special events including the Raritan River Festival, Hub City Sounds and the City’s Independence Day Celebration.
New Brunswick Landing at Boyd Park
The park also features a 3/4 long mile tow path with lights as well a 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.
Memorial Stadium, 801 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, in back of the New Brunswick Middle School
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 sporting events for youth and adults. The facility boasts a football/soccer stadium that seats 5,000 people, a beautiful synthetic turf field, tennis courts, locker rooms, and concession stands.
Youth Sports Complex, 419 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, between Juliet and Ellen Streets
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 has many wonderful amenities including picnic pavilions and beautiful landscaping which will make this park a treat for New Brunswick families!
Recreation Park, 7 Pine Street, also accessible from Sandford Street
A project in the making since 2012, the concept plan for Recreation Park took input from residents of the Georges Road, Pine Street and Nichol Avenue neighborhoods and melded it into a plan for a new and improved community park that opened to the public in July 2016.
Recreation Park hosts two large multi-purpose fields, a skate park, spray park, a fitness course, enclosed basketball courts, playground, community garden, picnic, bathrooms and parking.
Feaster Park, 175 Paul Robeson Blvd.
LED Lighting at Feaster Park
Solar-powered LED lighting was installed in Feaster and Pitman parks. The purchase of the lights was funded with a grant from 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 lights are part of the City of New Brunswick’s efforts to use efficient, sustainable energy sources that also save money.
Alec E. Baker Park, Remsen Avenue at Ellen Street
There is a range of activities offered in this park surrounded by pleasant wooded areas, including athletic fields, basketball courts, picnic area, and children's playground.
Joyce Kilmer Park, 143 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
This neighborhood park offers a variety of active and passive amenities, with clusters of activities. Situated through the park are athletic fields, basketball courts, a children's playground, and a spray pad for hot summer days.
Kossuth Park (Harvey Street Park), 76 Harvey Street
Kossuth Street Park welcomes visitors to this neighborhood park on a lovely street. With a quiet ambiance, there are beautiful shade trees, a picnic area, and a playground for the children.
Monument Square Park, 2 Livingston Avenue, at George Street
Monument Square is a public square, proudly situated in the entertainment district at the foot of Livingston Avenue and in front of the Heldrich Hotel. Featuring memorial sculptures and beautiful seasonal plantings, it is a lovely and significant statement to our downtown area.
131 Tunison Road (at Woodrow Wilson School), also accessible by walking path from Pennington Road
101 Handy Street, also accessible from Seaman Street
Quentin Avenue Park
0 Quentin Avenue
Simplex Avenue Park
1 Simplex Avenue, at Hay Street
War Memorial Park
1 Jersey Avenue, at intersection of Handy Street
Welton Street Park, 137 Welton Street, at corner of Welton and Drift Streets
The City's newest park, it features a multi-level playground and diversion areas surrounded by beautiful garden plantings.