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Great for kids and adults. Even has a dog area.

My kids loved it when young. Has a nice leash free area for dogs. We still love walking the park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Somerset, New Jersey
Great park for the whole family

Colonial Park is easy to find and has lots of parking. It is well taken care of. Visit the rose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“tennis courts”(23 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873-7210
+1 732-873-2459
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids loved it when young. Has a nice leash free area for dogs. We still love walking the park and garden.

Thank Agy99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonial Park is easy to find and has lots of parking. It is well taken care of. Visit the rose garden and walk the grounds. You may even learn something new!

Thank shenai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge park with walking trails (cement) and most likely in the woods, although I always use the walking trails. Ponds and beautiful flowers throughout the park. Also a beautiful rose garden in a near by area also a part of the park....More

Thank ph1huskies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the park that my parents took me to all growing up! We had group picnics and made such memories. The park still is so immaculately maintained and is the best place to spend the summer!

Thank Madhu S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the big local park in the town where I grew up. It is beautiful. Many joggers and walkers use the paths which are paved. There is a PARR Course. Nice tennis courts which can be used at night when the park is open....More

Thank tullio7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they also have paddle boats, though i've never used them. i usually just go for the nature trail. it's 7 minutes from my office and the only option for a nature walk...and ya know what, it does the job. i really appreciate that little patch...More

Thank Adventurer570660
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Great place to enjoy a scenic walk, have a picnic, encounter some beautiful variety of dogs. There is a playground for children, paddle boats, a Beautiful Rose garden and an entrance to the to the canal walking trail.

Thank 76pat2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great for families, playground, bathrooms, dog park, paddle boats, mini golf, nature trails. Some areas under construction.Plenty of parking spaces and areas to walk around without feeling crowded.

Thank janisc4355
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Colonial Park has something for just about anyone. Its size and the plethora of activity/viewing areas within its confines offer a wide variety of pleasant opportunities.

Thank rhavilan
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This park is down the block from my home and I have brought all my grand kids there for the great playground. They also have mini golf in the summer and a beautiful lake and rose garden if you love to go for walks.

Thank H8541JCrobing
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June 4, 2017|
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Response from vwgates | Reviewed this property |
I asked one of the horticulturists. The tall, stucco building with faded green doors on the way from the rose garden to the perennials is the old Mettlar barn. The county has stabilized and refurbished the slate roof, but... More
May 28, 2016|
Response from Jacqueline F | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that alcohol of any kind is allowed on their premises.