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HUNTERDON COUNTY
DIVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION
DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

RESERVABLE FACILITIES
1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, New Jersey 08833
908-782-1158 * FAX 908-806-4057
parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900

Park Areas and Facilities Guide

 

Download Fee Schedule For Reserving Parks Division Facilities

NOTE: South County Park has seperate 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:

PERMITS:
In order to reserve any facility, a permit must be obtained from the Parks Division Office or you may download an application for reservation of facility as well as the current Fee Schedule for the applicable facilities. The office is open Monday-Wednesday, & Fridays: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays: Office Closed. Facilities are reserved on a first-come, first served basis. A facility is not considered reserved until a complete application and the appropriate fees have been received by the Park Division. Applications for permits may be submitted one year in advance. Groups of 15 or more are required to obtain a permit to use a specific facility.

FEES:
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.

REGULATED ACTIVITIES:
Any activity including the use of a caterer, amplifier, public address system, park service road, entertainment or recreational equipment, performance, or the imposition of a fee, is prohibited unless such activities are listed on the permit AND approved. Use of a caterer or any type of outside entertainment requires that a certificate of insurance be presented upon receipt of an approved permit. This insurance rider must be in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) naming the NJ Division of Environmental Protection and the County of Hunterdon Board of Chosen Freeholders, PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822 additionally insured.

ARRIVAL:
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.

KEYS:
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).

RESCHEDULING:
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.

ALCOHOL:
Use of alcohol is permitted ONLY in the Cedars Pavilion at Deer Path Park. A special permit must be obtained.

CONDUCT:
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:
Restrooms may be available.

 

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