Eight parks in Ewing serve as focal points for our recreational programming. These parks are maintained by the Township of Ewing Park Maintenance Division. Please call the Recreation Department at 609.883.1776
to find out more about the use of these facilities. Parks with this symbol (*) have picnic areas that can be rented for a fee. Permits are required for picnic areas & fields.
John S. Watson Park *
Situated on 66 acres off of Upper Ferry Rd or Scotch Rd. The facilities here include 2 barbeque areas, a pavilion, picnic tables, and playground equipment. The Carlton section of this park has an adult softball field and outdoor skating rink.
The park is named for John S. Watson, former Ewing resident, first African-American elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Mercer County, and six term legislator in the New Jersey General Assembly from the 15th Legislative District. He was the father of our current Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman.
Banchoff Park *
70 acre park on Mountain View Rd. This facility has 4 tennis courts, walking, biking and hiking trails, a pond, picnic area, open green space, and playground.
also has an enclosed Dog Park
Higgs Park (a.k.a Ewing Park) *
The park is 3 acres and is located on Somerset Street with a playground area, gazebo, basketball court, picnic area. In the rear of the park is a wooded area with walking paths. It was named for Florence S. Higgs, beloved educator and principal of the former Ewing Park Elementary School that was located on the site.
Located between Sherbrooke Rd. & Whitehead Rd. Ext. This 3 acre park offers a playground unit, basketball court, open play area and the Ewing Community Gardens site. The Ewing Community Gardens is a large municipal community garden, fully enclosed with 8’ deer fence. Plots are available by application each spring. For more info about renting a plot at the Ewing Community Gardens contact the Clerk’s Office 883-2900.
Drake Farm Park – 27 Federal City Road
This park is home to Benjamin Temple Historic House that is operated by the Ewing Historic Preservation Society. The Society
protects and preserves the house and the many historic documents, photographs and artifacts from Ewing Township’s history in this beautiful setting. The building also serves as a great location for the Society’s historic lectures, events, and other programs. The Benjamin Temple House is open to the public and researchers by appointment. You will occasionally see outdoor gathering run by the Society on the grounds of the park. For more info please visit the website at www.ethps.org
or call 609–883–2455.
Armstrong Park, named after former 7 term Ewing Mayor C. Wesley Armstrong, is located at the corner of Ewingville Rd. and Green Lane and offers 3 youth softball fields, 2 adult softball fields, 1 T-Ball field, outdoor batting cage. There is also a concession stand for use by the teams. Additional ammenities include bullpens for pitchers and catchers to warm up, outdoor batting cages and a press box for game day operations,
Armstrong Park was also named the 2016 ASA Complex of the Year
for its history of hosting top-notch New Jersey ASA/USA
Softball events. For more information see our November 2016 press release
Municipal Complex Park *
Situated on 40 acres off of Upper Ferry Rd., by Municipal Building. This facility has 3 soccer fields, pavilion, picnic tables, ½ mile paved path & military park.
Moody Park, named for former Ewing Mayor Frank Moody, is situated on 32 acres between Parkside Ave. & Buttonwood Dr. The facilities here include 1 hardball field, 4 basketball courts, indoor batting cage, 2 Little League & 1 t-Ball fields, , 1 softball field, 2 football fields, and playground equipment.