Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm

(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

John S. Watson Park

John S. Watson Park is situated on 66 acres off of Upper Ferry Rd or Scotch Rd.  It was formerly called Rambling Creek Park.  The site 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.

John S. Watson Park is great for...

Passive Recreation: Enjoy a quiet experience in our secluded park, have a picnic, take the kids to the playground and/or enjoy a stroll on the grounds.

Active Recreation:  Enjoy a game of softball or a soccer match. 


The facilities here include 2 barbeque areas, a pavilion, picnic tables, 1 adult softball field, and playground equipment. A Port o john is onsite during the season.  The Carlton section of this park has an adult softball field and outdoor roller-hockey rink.

The Lou LiMato Soccer Fields are accessible from the Scotch Road entrance to the park.

Playground  Inventory

  • Playground (appropriate for ages 2 -5 | 5 - 12)
  • 2 swings (Ages 2 - 5)
  • 2 swings (Ages 5 - 12)

Fischer Middle School Playground Inventory

Take a quick walk over the bridge to acess additional facilities at the Fisher Middle School.
  • playground equipment for ages 2 - 5 and 5 -12
  • 1 swing ages 2 - 5 and 5 swings for ages 5 -12 
Sheltered Picnic Area   Playground   Dogs on leash   Softball   Soccer  

Park Guidelines

  • Park Is CLosed From Dusk To Dawn
  • Pick Up All Trash Including Pet Waste
  • Keep Pets Under Control
  • Please Respect the Privacy of Neighbors
  • Adult Supervision in Playground Area Is Strongly Recommended
  • No alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and other controlled substances are permitted.
Watson Park Entrance Sign
Playground equipment at Watson Park
BBQ grill at Watson Park
Picnic Pavilion at Watson Park
Swings at Watson Park
Bridge to Fisher Middle School at Watson Park

 Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:00pm 
Closed 12–1pm for Lunch

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 Items: Fri & Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm*
Electronic Items: Mon – Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm*

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
Mon – Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm*
*closed from 11:30 - 12:30 for lunch*

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

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