Parks & Greenway

Environmental Spotlight – Roger C. Cook
Through his work on the Hightstown Environmental Commission, Roger pursued a vision of developing a greenway around Hightstown, and worked diligently for 16 years to achieve that goal. In 2006, Mayor Robert Patten formally dedicated the Roger Cook Greenway, and the Hightstown Borough Council issued a formal proclamation recognizing Roger’s multitude of contributions to the local community. In addition to commending Roger for his tireless advocacy of the Greenway project, the council added, “His knowledge, expertise, professionalism, enthusiasm, and selfless dedication to his community have significantly and permanently enhanced our quality of life in the Borough of Hightstown.”




Association Park – Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Association Park
is the place in the summer where outdoor concerts are held. A great place for a picnic!

Dawes Park – Featuring a playground and basketball courts, Dawes Park is a great place to bring the kids or get together with friends for a pick-up game of hoops.

Memorial Park– located next to the waterfall? and lake in the center of town, this small park is home to the monument and flower garden honoring the Hightstown veterans who lost their lives during World War II.

Rocky Brook Park – Also known as the Rocky Brook Environmental Resource Area, this park is home to Hightstown’s community garden. Features a small wooded area with wetlands and a boardwalk.

Roger C. Cook Greenway – When completed, the greenway will connect all 4 community parks in a series of biking and walking paths, as well as connect Hightstown to the surrounding municipality of East Windsor.

Peddie Lake – Located in the center of town, Peddie lake is a great place to canoe, fish, and watch the birds. Paddle boating in the summer, and ice skating* in the winter!

*Although Peddie Lake may appear to be frozen, it may be covered with THIN ICE and NOT SAFE for ice skating. You may call our police department at (609) 448-1234 at any time to find out if it has been opened for skating.