Parks & Playgrounds
7/2/20 Update: Playgrounds are now OPEN!
BEECH STREET PARK is a designated Green Acres Park located at the corner of Beech St. and Mill St. It contains a swing set, playground unit with slides and two picnic tables.
FRANK FULLERTON PARK is a designated Green Acres Park located at the corner of Zelley Ave. and Linden St. Named for Moorestown Police Officer Sgt. Francis Fullerton, who was killed in the line of duty in 1979, this park has become a stop on the annual Police Unity Tour (to benefit the families of fallen police officers). The park’s playground was rebuilt in 2010-2011 through the efforts of the non-profit Friends of Fullerton and the township. In 2011, the township received a $250,000 grant from the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Program for renovations. This beautiful park is home to a little league baseball field and two tennis courts. The multi-age playground contains multiple swing sets (with handicap-accessible and generation swings) and separate play areas for younger and older children. Bathrooms onsite, open April through October.
JEFF YOUNG PARK (& NEW ALBANY RECREATION CENTER) is a designated Green Acres Park located at the corner of New Albany and Lenola Roads. This nine acre park is named for Sgt. Jeffrey Young, USMC, who was killed in action in the Beirut Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. Sgt. Young was a Moorestown resident and his family continues to assist in the organization of the annual Memorial Day events in Moorestown. This park boasts the New Albany Recreation Center with meeting rooms and restroom facilities. The playground has separate play areas for younger and older children and a handicap-accessible swing. The park’s surrounding fields attract local children daily and many sporting activities. The park has two softball fields and open space utilized as soccer fields in the fall. The lighted basketball court and the three tennis courts (also lined for pickleball) are filled daily. Port-A-Pots onsite.
JOHN PRYOR PARK is located at the corner of Salem and Hartford Roads and was formerly fruit orchards. This picturesque, 15 acre park was renamed after township resident Major John P. Pryor, MD who was killed in action during his second tour of duty in Iraq. Pryor Park boasts two lighted baseball fields with synthetic turf infields and two grass soccer fields (11 v 11 lighted practice field and 8 v 8 game field). A playground, complete with handicap-accessible swing and two playground units for younger and older children is also located at the park. The park’s state of the art little league complex hosts tournaments, such as the U12 Cal Ripken State Tournament, and league games all year long. Bathrooms onsite, open April through November.
MAPLE DAWSON PARK is a designated Green Acres Park and a shining example of recreation at its finest. The park is located on the corner of Maple Avenue and Dawson Street and is always bustling with activity – from youth and adult pick-up basketball games and a summer youth basketball league on two courts to tennis lessons and friendly matches on its four courts. The park offers a playground complete with handicap accessible swing and picnic tables. The gentle stream that flows through the park connects to the Pompeston Creek and is always a point of interest. The open space of this park lends itself to a perfect picnic lunch or outing with friends. RECENT PARK IMPROVEMENTS - Tennis courts received new surface, posts and nets and are enclosed with a 10’ high vinyl coated chain link fence (black). The basketball courts received new surface, poles, backboards and nets. Bathrooms onsite, open April through October.
MEMORIAL FIELD is aptly named for the multi-war Memorial that stands at the entryway. This is the site of the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Moorestown and a beautiful field facility tucked away off the beaten path. Located off of South Church Street Memorial Field has a ¼ mile cinder running track which surrounds one of the three soccer fields. There are five baseball fields and one softball field in this generously wooded area that backs up to Strawbridge Lake and the Strawbridge Lake Park. In 2013, the township received a $125,000 grant from the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Program to refurbish the track. (Bathrooms onsite open April 1st through October 31st. Spot-A-Pots available year round).
PERKINS MEMORIAL AND GROUNDS, located at the intersection of Camden Avenue and West Main Street, was donated to the Township as a park area in 1965. The grounds of the property include specimen trees from the Perkins Nursery. A three story building is leased by the Perkins Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization that offers a variety of arts and music programs. A small triangular-shaped parcel formed by the intersection of Camden Avenue and West Second Street is used for passive recreation and is known as Remembrance Garden.
STRAWBRIDGE LAKE AND STRAWBRIDGE LAKE PARK is one of Moorestown’s most unique areas. This 70 acre park was built as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives and the Works Progress Administration efforts from 1931-1941. The lake was built by employing local residents during the Great Depression and by securing donations of parcels of land. The Strawbridge Family donated the largest parcel thereby the name, Strawbridge Lake. Playground equipment was recently removed and the town is planning to install new equipment in the future. The Rotary Club of Moorestown made a donation that was used to purchase of a new swing set with two tot swings and one ADA swing. The lake offers residents fishing, kayaking and canoeing access, plenty of open space and walking, running and biking opportunities. There are 2 boat launch areas marked for easy parking and access to the lake.
STOKES HILL, located on East Main Street, occupies a unique place among the Township’s open space parcels. It has traditionally been used for sledding and is across the street from the home of the inventor of the Flexible Flyer, arguably the most famous name in sleds. The land was held privately until purchased by the Township through the State of New Jersey’s Green Acres Program to maintain its traditional use for sledding.
SWEDE RUN FIELDS, DOG PARK, located at 735 Westfield Road is a 40-acre open space parcel that includes the dog park, as well as an old stone shed. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk and has two separate areas for the dogs (small dog under 35 pounds and large dog over 35 pounds). There is a water fountain for the dogs and picnic tables and shade for the owners. Owners are responsible for removal of all dog waste and refuse bags are provided on site. For safety reasons, please do not feed dogs in the park.
YANCY ADAMS PARK is located off the intersection of N. Church St. and Walker Ave. This small park contains one youth baseball/softball field.