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Parks & Recreation

Gloucester County Parks and Recreation organizes and develops the recreational environment in Gloucester County, including development of parkland and open spaces, recreational programs and activities.

Gloucester County Parks and Recreation
Blackwood-Barnsboro Road
Mantua Township
(856) 251-6710

Greenwich Lake Park
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.

James G. Atkinson Memorial Park
Delsea Drive and Bethel Mill Road
Hurffville, N.J. 08080
(856) 589-0047
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.

Red Bank Battlefield Park
100 Hessian Avenue
National Park, N.J. 08063
(856) 853-5120
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.

Scotland Run Park and Wilson Lake
980 Academy Street
Clayton, N.J. 08322
(856) 881-0845
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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  This Gloucester County website page is for Recreation, Parks, Outdoors, Lakes, Nature, Preserves, Fishing, Boating, Beaches, Swimming, Amusement, Family, Kids, Children, Wildlife, Refuges, Visitors, Weekends, Hiking, Bike Paths, Landmarks, Tourists, Guides and Regional Parks that are local and rated best in Gloucester County, Bridgeport, Clarksboro, Clayton, Deptford, Ewan, Franklinville, Gibbstown, Glassboro, Grenloch, Harrisonville, Logan Township, Malaga, Mantua, Mickleton, Monroeville, Mount Royal, Mullica Hill, National Park, Newfield, Paulsboro, Pitman, Richwood, Sewell, South Harrison Township, Swedesboro, Thorofare, Wenonah, Westville, Williamstown, Woodbury, Woodbury Heights and Woolwich Township. Places of interest in Gloucester County include Rowan University, Red Bank Battlefield, Delaware River and the New Jersey Turnpike.

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