Parks & Recreation
County Parks and Recreation organizes and develops the recreational
environment in Gloucester County, including development of parkland
and open spaces, recreational programs and activities.
County Parks and Recreation
Tomlin Station Road
Gibbstown, N.J. 08027
Greenwich Lake Park offers a variety of aquatic-related activities.
A popular fishing spot for years, Greenwich Lake is stocked with
trout several times a season by the N.J. Department of Fish and
Game, and is open year-round for fishing. The 40-acre spring-fed
Greenwich Lake is accessible for boating too. The boat launch
is open on weekends only from the start of trout season to Memorial
Day, then on a daily basis until Labor Day. Nature lovers will
marvel at the wide variety of plant and animal life that abound
in the "wetlands" that surround the lake. Support facilities
at Greenwich Lake Park include a playground, conversation areas,
picnic tables and grills.
G. Atkinson Memorial Park
Delsea Drive and Bethel Mill Road
Hurffville, N.J. 08080
James G. Atkinson Memorial Park has widely varied facilities to
meet the needs of all age groups. These include two playgrounds,
picnic pavilion, amphitheater for Park and Recreation's Summer
Concert Series, eight tennis courts with lighting, two basketball
courts, with lighting, three softball/soccer/football fields with
lighting, one baseball/soccer/football field, over a mile of jogging/bicycling
trails, exercise course,and the Millennium Plaza.
Bank Battlefield Park
100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, N.J. 08063
Historic Red Bank Battlefield, situated on the Delaware River,
provides a park-like setting and accessibility to the waterfront.
Open park space, groves of trees, playgrounds and picnic pavilions
offer opportunities for casual and passive recreation. Tree-lined
walkways, conversation areas and piers afford enjoyment of the
panoramic river view. Located in the park is the James and Ann
Whitall House (1748), which served as the hospital after the Battle
of Red Bank. The remains of Fort Mercer, site of a successful
Revolutionary War Battle, are located in the northern section
of the park. Various monuments denoting historical events are
dominated by a 75 ft. high monument erected in 1905 by the State
of New Jersey. Illustrated signage offers visitors self-guided
tour information. The park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.
Run Park and Wilson Lake
980 Academy Street
Clayton, N.J. 08322
Scotland Run Park, is the largest of the county parks (940 acres).
80-acre Wilson Lake offers passive recreation opportunities including
fishing, boating and nature observation. The playground and picnic
areas are across the street from the nature center. The nature
center offers a variety of environmental education programs for
all ages. Walking trails are located behind the nature center
and also on the lake-side of the park. The park is open year-round
from dusk to dawn.
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