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East County Park

40 Reinman Road, Warren, NJ 07059

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General Information

East County Park is a 150-acre property nestled in the northeast corner of Somerset County in Warren Township. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Somerset County Park Commission, and Warren Township have developed the facility as a partnership. The park includes an initial 8’ wide half-mile long multi-use nature trail made of stone, and loops around a serene pond with views of nearby meadows. 

In another section of the park, there is a synthetic turf multi-use field, synthetic turf and natural turf soccer fields, and a nature trail.  To inquire about reserving the athletic fields, please contact Warren Recreation at 908 753-8000 ext. 270. 

A second phase of the park is currently under development and will include a new trail, a leash-free dog area, and a picnic pavilion.

 

Phase II dedication

Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Park Commission and Warren Township officials recently kicked off Phase II of the 150-acre East County Park, bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling roads. Pictured (from left) are Somerset County Park Commission Director Ray Brown, Township Committeeman George Lazo,
Warren Township Recreation Commissioner Gina Rosenfarb, Somerset County Park Commissionner Kevin McCallen, Warren Township Mayor Carolann Garafola,
Township Committeemanary DiNardo, Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Township Committeeman Mick Marion and Warren Township Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo.

New Improvements to East County Park on Reinman and
Dubois Roads In Warren Township

PROJECT SUMMARY 

Improvements to the park include a new paved trail with pedestrian bridge connecting the existing stone dust loop trail off of Reinman Road with the athletic fields on Dubois Road, a leash free dog area, 1 pavilion, 1 shade structure and new pole barn.

  • Trail

The proposed multi-use trail is 6 feet wide and is made of porous asphalt pavement.  It is approximately 0.4 mile in length with a prefabricated steel pedestrian bridge connecting the stone dust loop trail off of Reinman Road with the two athletic fields off of Dubois Road.  There is a paved spur off of the main trail providing access to an on-site pond.

  • Leash Free Dog Area

The proposed leash free dog area is located to the west of the new trail and will have access points off of the new trail and off of the existing stone dust trail.  The main part of the dog park is split into two 0.85 acre areas allowing one side to be closed for restoration when necessary while maintaining access to the other.  Also included is a separate 0.40 acre area for smaller dogs.

  • Pavilion

The proposed pavilion is an octagonal shape and is 40 feet in diameter.  It is located adjacent to the Reinman Road parking area and will be ADA accessible.

  • Shade Structure

The proposed shade structure is octagonal in shape and is 28 feet in diameter.  It is located in the center of the stone dust loop trail and will have a paved access walk from the loop trail.

  • Pole Barn

The proposed pole barn will be constructed in front of the existing barn off of Reinman Road and will function as storage for Park Commission materials.  The design details of the barn will mimic typical barns in the area with red metal siding with a decorative stone foundation, standing seem metal roof and a cupola.

Construction

The construction contracts for all improvements were awarded to Cypreco Industries, Inc. from Neptune, New Jersey.  Construction began in August, 2017 and completion of all projects is anticipated for early 2018.

Areas of the park under construction are not open to the public during construction. - The concept plan of improvements can be viewed here.

For additional information, please contact us at 908-231-7024, or by fax 908-231-7170, or email the Engineering Division.

PROTECT YOUR PARKS
Please follow the posted park regulations and obey all other signage within the park so that everyone may enjoy the park. Leave flowers, plants, animals and other features as you found them. Possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages is not permitted. Pets must be on leashes at all times. The park is open each day from dawn until dusk, unless otherwise posted. Park Rangers are available to assist you.

Somerset County Park Commission welcomes everyone to participate in its programs and facilities regardless of race, color, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or religious or political affiliation.

 E-mail the Park Ranger Dept. with any park questions or comments.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • East County Planned Improvements
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