About Us

About Us

The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation, Department of Administrative Services welcomes you. Our focus is to provide for meaningful use of leisure time, encourage appreciation of our natural resources, and preserve and protect open space and greenways for the enjoyment of future generations. We look forward to your participation in one of our many exciting programs and hope you will soon begin to explore the beautiful park areas of Hunterdon County.

The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation is governed by the Board of County Commissioners through the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC), which is comprised of volunteer citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

POSAC consults the Commissioners on all matters regarding county parklands, public recreation, and environmental education opportunities. Over 9,000 acres of land have been purchased for purposes of environmental preservation, and for the public's recreational enjoyment. The staff members of the Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation serve to carry out the mission of the County implementing hundreds of recreational activities, environmental education programs, and special events annually.

Over 300,000 citizens annually enjoy the parks and programs Hunterdon County has to offer.

Most parks are open from sunrise to sunset, every day. Echo Hill Park and Deer Path Park open at 8 am, and Hoffman Park opens at 9 am.

  1. Laura with the new flip board I built at the Arboretum Wizard Walk children’s trail.

    Laura Kroon Bush

    Principal Park Naturalist

  1. Patrick Eckard Maple Sugaring Living History to go Brought to you by Hunterdon

    Patrick Eckard

    Recreation Program Coordinator

  1. Liz Braidwood Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator

    Liz Fulmer

    Recreation Program Coordinator

  1. Debra Reed

    Debra Reed

    Park Naturalist

  1. Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist

    Tom Sheppard

    Chief Park Naturalist

Mission Statement

The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

Modification Statement

The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation welcomes all individuals to participate and enjoy our parks, facilities, and recreational programs. Reasonable modifications, individual adaptations, and support will be provided for persons of all abilities, to encourage everyone to benefit equally from their choice of leisure activities. Individuals requesting modifications shall describe what they need to use the service. Whenever feasible, please make the request in advance, before the modification is needed to access the service. Each request will be assessed individually. 

Hunterdon County Americans with Disabilities Act Statement