Download Fee Schedule For Reserving Parks Division Facilities
NOTE: South County Park has separate Fee Schedule
The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation is pleased to provide facilities for the public to reserve for group and family gatherings. The information below pertains to all reservable facilities and must be reviewed upon making an application for a permit. Please ask the Parks Division Staff for an information sheet specific to the facility you would like to reserve or view the web pages for the following facilities that you can reserve:
- The Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833 (Clinton Township)
- Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ 08822 (Readington Township)
- Echo Hill Park of the South Branch Nature Preserve, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822 (Clinton Township)
- Court Street Park, Court Street and Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08822 (Flemington Borough)
- Teetertown Preserve - Group & Public Camping Areas, 30 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865 (Lebanon Township)
- South County Park - 1217 Route 179,
Lambertville, NJ 08530 (South County Park Fee Schedule)
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The rules and regulations governing use of facilities or properties administered by the Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation are promulgated in accordance with
provisions of the N.J. Statutes Title 40:32-7.12, which reads as follows:
"The Board of Chosen Freeholders may by resolution make, alter, amend, and repeal rules and regulations for the supervision, regulation and control of all activities carried on, conducted, sponsored, arranged, or provided for in connection with a public golf course or other county recreational, playground, or public entertainment facility, and for the protection of property, and may prescribe and enforce fines and penalties for the violation of any such rule or regulation.”
These rules and regulations have been promulgated for the protection of our patrons and for the facilities and natural resources administered by the Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation.
A fully executed Facility Use Permit, issued by the County of Hunterdon for any activity, shall authorize the activity only insofar as it may be performed in strict accordance with the terms and conditions thereof. The State of NJ, County of Hunterdon, or the local municipality may require additional permits.
The violation of any Municipal, State, or Feder al law. Advertising, solicitation, ice skating, ice fishing, any other on-ice activities, downhill skiing, bathing, fuel-powered modeled aircraft, the release of any animal, explosives of any kind, poisons of any kind, after-hours use, alcohol without a permit in a non-designated area, controlled dangerous substances, weapons, posting of signage, inappropriate attire, and climbing on, or rappelling from any cliff, rock face, or boulder, with, or without the use of specialized equipment.
PROHIBITED ACTS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTY:
No person shall make, excavate on, destroy, paint, fill in, cut, remove or tamper with any property, organic or inorganic Prohibited Acts for the Protection of Natural Resources:
No person shall disturb wildlife or vegetation in any manner. No person shall pollute waters, litter, dump debris, or release helium balloons in any property. It is illegal to remove any natural resource from, or introduce any plant material, bulbs, or seeds to any property without a proper permit or license.
PROHIBITED ACTS FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE:
No person shall obstruct a county employee/official, interfere with a visitor, conduct any unsafe act, or cause a hazardous condition.
Current Fee Schedule
The fees for facility reservations are established annually, with any revisions approved by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Fees for the use of facilities the Hunterdon County Arboretum are deposited into the Memorial Fund to be used for beautification projects. Fees for all other facilities are deposited into the Recreation Trust Fund and used to offset the cost of public programs. Reservations made within the next calendar year shall be considered tentative with fees collected as a deposit. Upon establishment of fees for the calendar year in which the reservation is made, the applicant shall receive the revised fee schedule by regular mail. The permit holder shall have a two week period to 1) provide the required fees based upon the new fee schedule to confirm the reservation, or 2) request in writing cancellation of the reservation and to receive a refund of all fees paid. Failure to confirm or cancel the reservation during this period shall result in a loss of the reservation without refund.
The sale of merchandise, aviation, boating, crosscountry skiing, bicycling, and sledding. Battery-powered modeled aircraft and horses must be in designated areas, dogs must be restrained with a leash not exceeding six feet, pet waste must be removed, camping/fires are by permit only. All groups of 15 or more must obtain a permit for use of any Park area
The ranger on duty will meet the permit holder at the facility at the time stated on the permit. The ranger will wait a maximum of 15 minutes.
Use of a facility after business hours may require the permit holder to obtain a key from the Park Office prior to use. Keys may be obtained during business hours, and must be returned the following day or left at the designated key drop. Loss of a key will result in a $25.00 fine to the permit holder.
NON-PROFIT AND AFFILIATED GROUPS:
Non-profit groups only pay 75% of cost for any park area Monday thru Friday. (Full cost on weekends, and for all use of camping areas).
Affiliated groups only pay 15% of cost for any park area Monday thru Friday. (Full cost on weekends, and for all use of camping areas).
A permit which is unused for any reason may be applied to another date within the calendar year provided the facility is available and the Park Office is notified within 48 hours of the original permit date. To reschedule an event beyond the calendar year will require written notice to and approval by the Director.
FACILITY RESERVATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE:
Weather Cancellation Policy: Reservation fees may be credited toward another available date, if notice of a weather-related cancellation is provided to the Park Office, by calling 908-782-1158 before the event start time, on the scheduled reservation date. Re-Booking can only be accommodated on a one-time basis.
Use of alcohol is permitted ONLY in the Cedars Pavilion at Deer Path Park. A special permit must be obtained.
The permit holder is responsible for the adequate supervision of the group. Any damage to park property or disregard of park rules and regulations will result in revocation of the permit and denial of future permits. A copy of the rules and regulations are available at the parks office or you may review a summary of the Rules and Regulations.
Restrooms may be available.
All the provisions of the NJ State Motor Vehicle Act apply. Vehicles are not allowed in unauthorized areas. Parking is allowed in designated areas only. ATVs, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles are prohibited on County Park lands.
The rules and regulations of the County shall be enforced by
duly authorized Rangers or representatives of the County under the provision
of N.J.S.A. 40:32-2. thru 40:32-7.13. Any person who enters into a County
Park for any purpose whatsoever has a duty and is presumed to be aware of
the provisions of these rules and regulations governing the use of the
facilities and properties administered by the Hunterdon County Division of
Parks & Recreation
Any person violating any of the provisions of these
regulations shall, upon conviction before a court or other adjudicative body
of jurisdiction, be liable for the replacement, repair or restoration of damaged
property, if any, and shall pay a penalty of not more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00) or other amount in the discretion of the court or other
adjudicative body, or may be sentenced to imprisonment in the County jail
for the term not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both, provided that this
section shall not supersede any applicable penalty provision for specific
offenses, which may be set forth in the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice,
N.J.S.A. 2C:1-1, et seq., or in any other applicable state or federal law.
NOTE: County Park Rangers of the Division of Parks and Recreation have the authority to issue summons and make arrests for violations of rules and regulations governing the use of facilities and properties administered by the Division of Parks and Recreation. This is only a summary of the rules and regulations. Rules applying to special conditions, activities, or situations may be supplemental to these rules and regulations. When special rules apply, they will be posted at affected areas. The complete text of regulations is available for inspection at the Park administration office in Clinton Township during regular business hours.