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Municipal Parks

Municipal Parks

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. 

This park was named for Incarnation School kindergarten teacher, Ann Banchoff who was also a member of the Township Committee. It is the site of the former Reeder Farm where George Washington stopped for breakfast on his way to Trenton.


We have closed the Banchoff Park tennis courts until further notice. The courts are in disrepair and are not safe for use at this time. Tennis players can still use the 2 courts behind ESCC and 6 courts at EHS when the school is not using them. New courts will be constructed at Antheil School starting this summer to replace the courts at EHS. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Banchoff Park Dog Park is an enclosed area in Banchoff Park where our canine pets can run free and socialize with other pets.  There is a fountain with human and canine spigots.

Dog Park Rules
  • The dog park is open daily between the hours of sunrise and sunset.
  • Ewing Township does not provide any supervision in the dog park. All persons using the dog park assume any and all risks associated with the use of the dog park. Owners are responsible for the supervision and control of their dogs at all times.
  • All dogs must be healthy and licensed, with up-to-date vaccinations.
  • Children under the age of 12 are prohibited in the dog park.
  • Puppies under 4 months are prohibited.
  • Owners must clean up after their dogs.
  • There is a limit of three dogs per individual per visit.
  • Owners must stop their dogs from digging holes or engaging in other destructive behaviors and are required to fill in holes dug by dogs.
  • Any dog displaying aggressive behavior towards other dogs and/or people must be removed from the dog park by its owner.  All dog bites must be immediately reported to the Health Department at 883-2900 X7175.
  • Rawhide chews and other foods are prohibited in the exercise area.
  • Dogs must be leashed when not in the exercise area.
  • All dogs must wear a collar with a current license tag while in the dog park.  Pinch, prong, and spike collars are prohibited.

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.

Sherbrooke Park

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 and  about the site see our Ewing Community Gardens webpage.

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 gatherings run by the Society on the grounds of the park.  For more info please visit the website at or call 609–883–2455.

Armstrong Park

Armstrong Park, named after former 7 term Ewing Mayor C. Wesley Armstrong and later President of the NJ Senate, 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 & the Maj. Gen. George J. Betor Veterans Memorial Park.  The military park  is located behind the municipal building.  Maj. Gen. Betor led the efforts to create the park honoring Ewing veterans, complete with a display of a Navy A4 Skyhawk that flew from the USS Saratoga aircraft carrier during the Korean War, and an M60A1 tank from the New Jersey National Guard.  In May 2001, the Veterans Memorial Park was rededicated as the Major General George J. Betor Veterans Memorial Park.   The park also contains Air Force, Army, Navy Merchant Marine and Coast Guard memorials, as well as a Purple Heart Walk further honoring Ewing veterans.     

Betor, who lived most of his life in Ewing, served with the Marines in the Pacific in every major engagement until VJ day in 1945. He rose from private to master gunnery sergeant, and then won a commission as a second lieutenant.  He later transferred to the Army and in 1948 joined the National Guard, where he rose to major general before retiring.  He passed away in 2009.

Moody 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 field, 1 softball field, 2 football fields,  and playground equipment.

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC

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