Parks & Gardens
To view a brochure of New Brunswick’s Parks and Gardens, please click here: Parks and Gardens Brochure
For additional information about New Brunswick’s recreational activities please click here.
Reserve a Park
The City of New Brunswick now allows for park reservation forms to be submitted online.
Please click here for more information and a link to our request forms.
This park located between the Raritan River and Easton Avenue features 78 acres of rolling terrain.
Buccleuch Park (pronounced (Bugle-low), is home to historic Buccleuch Mansion, a former Colonial Estate.
Buccleuch Park features 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, and picnic pavilion.
The Division of Parks & Shade Trees Completed a Volleyball Court in Buccleuch Park (2013)
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 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.
New Brunswick Landing at Boyd Park
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.