(0.75 acres, 211 West Riverside Drive)
Bird watchers will enjoy this quiet, secluded spot tucked behind a few houses on West Riverside Drive. Trees and shrubs provide shelter for a variety of our feathered friends, and a bench on North River’s bank offers a splendid view of North River.
(2.58 acres, 220 W. Bank Street)
Located between 214 and 300 West Bank Street and bordering North River, the special feature of this park is the quarter mile fitness walking trail. At various points along the way are 18 exercise stations. In addition there are a children’s fitness center, riverfront bench swings, and benches.
Cooks Creek Arboretum
(8 acres, 211 Weeping Willow Lane)
Cooks Creek Arboretum is a small eight-acre park. As the trees mature, this will become a natural preserve where people can observe birds and other small wildlife in their natural environment. Turner Ashby High School students planted many of the trees throughout this park. It has ample parking and contains several picnic tables as well.
Dinkel Harris Gateway at Warm Springs Turnpike Park
(0.13 acres, 710 N. Main Street)
This pocket park, located on the corner of Oakwood Drive and Main Street, details the historical significance of what was once known as the Warm Springs Turnpike (present day route 42). The park consists of a statue of a horse and buggy and three pedestal-style signs, each containing historical information.
(0.24 acres, 101 East Riverside Drive)
Edgebriar Park is a pocket park located next to North River on East Riverside Drive. In 2007 this park received a major make-over including the addition of a handicap accessible fishing pier overlooking the river and backgammon or chess inlaid game tables sitting near the river’s edge. Strategically placed benches face either the river or the double water garden that features a waterfall and is filled with a variety of fish and plants. The combination these facilities create an atmosphere suitable for reflection and relaxation.
(15 acres, 301 Grove Street)
On the corner of Grove and Green Street you will find Harrison Park. It is home to the Doug Will Tennis Center, which houses two indoor hard surface tennis courts. This facility is available to Town of Bridgewater residents for an initial fee of $10 for a card-key. All other individuals must pay a fee either annually, monthly or hourly. The park grounds include a full basketball court and a playground area containing a swing set and play structure with a slide and climbing equipment. During the third week in July, Harrison Park is home to the Bridgewater Fire Department’s Lawn Party.
(4.73 acres, 4155 Dry River Road)
This park is still in the development stage. The land was donated for park use by the developer of the nearby subdivision.
(36.5 acres, 134 Mt. Crawford Avenue)
This is the biggest and busiest of the town parks. It is home to the North River Library as well as the Bridgewater Little League Program. In addition, it has 3 sheltered picnic areas (to reserve call 908-4212), and 2 playgrounds (one for preschool children, the other for school-aged children). Among its amenities are six baseball fields (with field #4 available for public use), four horseshoe pits, restroom facilities, and plenty of off-street parking. This park is also the home for the Labor Day festivities.
(2.23 acres, 201 S. Grove Street)
This park at the south end of town on Main Street has a gazebo as well as bench swings overlooking the river. Commemorative signs tell the story of some of Bridgewater’s history during the Civil War.
(10 acres, 606 West Bank Street)
Located on the western edge of town, along the North River, this park contains a sheltered picnic area (to reserve call 908-4212), a playground, swing set, numerous picnic tables throughout the park, restroom facilities, off-street parking, and several BBQ grills. It even has a hitching post for horses. A 0.3-mile path that meanders through the backside of the park has various markers that give interesting environmental facts concerning local plants and wildlife. Wildwood Park is a wonderful combination of open, sunny spaces as well as cool, shady areas.
(0.83 Acres, 115 East College Street)
One of Bridgewater’s smaller parks, this pocket park is nestled between a group of homes where Wynant Place meets East College Street. Although small, it has a swing set, a small playground, and a picnic table.