For residents and visitors alike, the 1,100 acre Bridgeton City Park is its own destination; featuring everything from walking trails and picnic areas to playing fields, basketball courts, and a new 7,500 square foot Splash Park next to the Cohanzick Zoo, one of Cumberland County's most visited attractions.
Proud of this treasure along the Cohansey River, the park contains an outdoor amphitheater at Sunset Lake with a swimming beach, a network of guided nature trails, walking and wooded trails at Piney Point Woods, Mary Elmer Lake, playground areas, tennis courts, and the Southern New Jersey All Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. The park also houses the Swedish Village Living History Display, slated to undergo renovations and upgrades in the near future.
Whether it's competitive sports, strapping on headphones to jog or walk our wooded trails, or simply enjoying some fresh air and sunshine with family after a busy week; there's something for everyone at Bridgeton City Park.
For gatherings, cookouts, small events or family get-togethers, City Park features the following outdoor picnic areas: the Berkowitz Picnic Grove (containing a stage, picnic tables and comfort station), Piney Point (picnic pavilions with comfort station), Mary Elmer Woods (pavilions, barbeque grills, open air tables, horseshoe pits and state stocked fishing lake), Sunset Lake (picnic tables, barbeque grills, comfort station and beach), the Zoo pavilion area (pavilions, comfort station), Veterans' Park (pavilion, picnic tables located on Mayor Aitken Drive across from the old park office).
For those with a kicked-up exercise routine, City Park contains a fitness trail intersecting at various points with West Park Drive, Scholastic Drive, and Mayor Aitken Drive to form its own circuit; and an adult outdoor exercise equipment section featuring a sit-up/crunch bench, a pull-up/dip station, and a stationary cycle machine to help vary the routine or simply cool down.
Beyond these venues, City Park plays host to various organized sports including Babe Ruth Baseball (ages 12-15), Little League Baseball, a variety of Softball teams and leagues, Midget League Football, Adult Soccer Leagues, and girls' softball and basketball leagues.
"The Bridgeton Department of Recreation is proud to present a full menu of programs and activities for residents and visitors to the Bridgeton Community. Throughout the calendar year, there's always something going on and the list below should help you to find that program or activity that's just right for you. To find out details on any of the activities or programs below, please call the Bridgeton Department of Recreation at (856) 453-1675."