Parks & Pathways

           

Montgomery is a great place to take a walk, hike or bike. We have an extensive pathways system throughout the Township, many of these off-road pathway areas are connected. While resident and commercial development continues to threaten open space resources in Central New Jersey, Montgomery has been leading the way by implementing an ambitious land preservation strategy. A key element of that Preservation plan is an extensive pathways network.

This planned network of multi-use pathways is designed to link our schools, parks, farmland, historic sites and districts, and residential neighborhoods along scenic stream corridors and preserved uplands. It is also ultimately intended to link our community to the great regional greenway resources of the Sourland Mountain Preserve and the Delaware and Raritan Canal Park

Reminder: While dogs on leash are welcome at all Montgomery Park facilities, please be considerate and always curb your dog.  Smoking is not allowed on Montgomery Township properties.

For information about reserving pavilions or other facilities click here or call (609) 466-3023.

PARK DIRECTORY MAP WITH KEY 

Parks in Montgomery Township:

(Click on link below each description to download full color PDF)

Bessie Grover Park

Camp Meeting Road past Community Center and railroad overpass bridge.
Restrooms, picnic area, and playground.  Easy access to Rock Brook. Monument to Bessie Grover.
Download Bessie Grover Park Map

Broadway Field and McKnight Baseball Field (The Baseball Complex)

Accessible from Broadway and Reading Blvd, off of Rt. 601, Belle Mead.
Baseball and cricket fields, picnic tables, restrooms.
Download Broadway Field and McKnight Baseball Field Map

Dog Park

Behind municipal complex, 2261 Rt. 206, south of Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd.
Fenced large dog and small dog run areas where dogs may run off-leash.
Download Dog Park Map

Hobler Park

Rt. 601 (The Great Road) south of Rt. 518, opposite Cherry Valley Country Club.
Playground, gazebo, trail system, hawk houses, restroom, unmown nature preserve.
Download Hobler Park Map

Lubas Field

285 County Route 601 near East Mountain Rd.  19 acres.
Playground, port-o-potty, lighted multipurpose field
Download Lubas Ball Field Map

Mill Pond Park & Soccer Fields

From Bridgepoint Rd. or Harlingen Rd., go to entrances on Mill Pond Road.
Playground, shade structure, restrooms, picnic area, pavilion, soccer fields, and 1 mile easy loop trail.
Download Mill Pond Park & Soccer Fields Map

Montgomery Veterans Park

Upper and lower park entrances on Harlingen Road passed Devon Rd.
Playground, pathways, restroom, picnic/pavilion area (2),grills, fire pit, lighted basketball courts (2), lacrosse fields, softball fields, sand volleyball.Paved loop path and cross-country trails.
The Montgomery Veterans Memorial and the 9-11 Memorial 
a short paved pathway away from the upper parking area.
The Montgomery Arboretum
a natural area which can be accessed from the lower parking area, where there is signage.
Download Montgomery Veterans Park Map

Skillman Park, a Somerset County Park

Entrances on Rt. 601 across from Montgomery High School & on Burnt Hill Road. 257 acres. Easy, paved 2.2 mi. loop. Kiosks and portable restrooms. Dog and bicycle friendly.  Brookside overlook and preserved nature areas.
Click here for directions and much more information about the park
Download Skillman Park, a Somerset County Park Map
*Please note Montgomery Recreation does not handle any of the facility request for Skillman Park. You must contact Somerset County to reserve that park*

Sourland Mountain Preserve, a Somerset County Park

The entrance is on East Mountain Rd. in Hillsborough.  Over 500 contiguous acres.
Fishing pond, picnic area, portable restrooms, large preserved nature areas, hiking trails of all challenge levels – easy to steep slope, maps at kiosk.
For more info about the park click here
Download Sourland Mountain Preserve

Van Horne Park, a shared park facility with the Borough of Rocky Hill

The entrances are off Rt. 206 behind Burger King and on Princeton Avenue.
Playground, picnic/pavilion area, grills, restroom, paved pathways, Basketball courts (2), softball fields (2),multipurpose fields (2) lacrosse wall, bocce court, and 1.25 miles easy loop pathway passing through nature preserve areas.
Download Van Horne Park Map

Woods Edge Park

Entrance off Harvard Circle in the Woods Edge community off Rt. 518.
Playground, swing set, picnic area, restroom, basketball courts (2), tennis courts (2), sand area, pickleball court, shade structure.
Download Woods Edge Park Map

Open Space/Pathways in Montgomery Township:

 

Board of Education Pathways Map

Several trails link Orchard Hill Elementary, Kid Connection, Lower Middle School & Upper Middle School.

Cherry Brook Preserve

There are 4 access points to this Preserve, which consists of over 400 acres and 3.5 miles of pathways

Fieldcrest Ave.

A short walk through the woods along Back Brook.

Mill Pond Park/ Opie’s Mill

Pathway network that includes Montgomery Veterans Park, the Mill Pond soccer complex, and Opie’s Mill trail that passes by the historic triple-arch Mill Pond bridge, and through privately-owned, preserved farms (please stay on the pathway).

Rock Mill Preserve

Loop trail through the Sourlands and along Rock Brook, just over a half mile in length.

Stonebridge Pathways Map

Over 2.5 miles of volunteer-constructed pathways loop around the property, including views to the Millstone River and Bedens Brook.

Swan Opossum Road Woods Map

A short pathway of only 0.4 miles, located at the historic Opossum Road bridge, featuring a very large Sycamore tree along Bedens Brook.

Sunset Park Pathways Map

A short pathway through red cedar forest, which features sculptures and artwork installed along the pathway.

Conservation Plan Map Overview (2017)

Pathway Trailhead Map Overview

 For a  Guide to Parks & Pathways with Maps: Pathways Booklet 

While some links in the pathways plan are actually being constructed by developers, others are being built by the Township through federal and state grant programs, and still others by our local Scouts. The process is ongoing and it will take some time to fully implement the whole plan, but we have made significant progress. It is the purpose of this page to introduce our residents and visitors to the pathways that exist now. As new pathway links are completed, this page will be updated.

We ask that all residents respect their surroundings and other users by ‘taking only pictures and leaving only footprints.’ Areas are open only from dusk to dawn and are randomly patrolled by parks and police staff.  ATVs and alcohol use are not permitted.

A Township Deer Management program allows hunting of white tail deer by permit on many open space parcels, between September and February.  Look for the orange posted signage.  No hunting is allowed on Montgomery open space on Sundays.

Approximately a third of Montgomery Township is in some form of open space, including farms and golf course areas.  To learn more about our Open Space program and land preservation in Montgomery Township, visit our Open Space page under Planning.