Whether it’s history or hiking, Art or Zumba, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Burlington County Park System! With more than 1,000 acres of developed parkland, 3,500 acres of land slated for park development, and a regional trail system that will provide a link between the parks, the residents of Burlington County can enjoy natural settings, recreational water access, picnic facilities, and play areas that are close to home. The Park System includes recreational and equestrian trails, historical sites, a visitor center, museums and art galleries. Park Naturalists, Historians, Artists and guest presenters offer programs on natural sciences, visual and culinary arts, history, exercise and yoga and interesting ways to just enjoy the parks and your leisure time. Most classes are free or nearly free.
The newly opened portion of the Delaware River Heritage Trail known as the Rt. 130 Bypass Trail extends from Bordentown to Roebling. Crystal Lake Park is the main access point for this regional multi-use paved trail that will follow the Delaware River corridor. Enjoy scenic overlooks of farmland and forest. This is the fourth regional trail segment in what will be a system-wide trail network. A fifth segment is under construction that will link Pennington Park in Delanco to Amico Island in Delran. Keep your bike tires inflated and your eyes open for the grand opening of this new trail segment.
Preserving our county’s heritage and making history come alive through our parks system is a key mission of the Board of Commissioners. Programs offered at Historic Smithville Park and the Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences will provide visitors with a window into the County’s past, and the Historic Prison Museum, a National Historic Landmark, tells an intriguing story of early American architecture and prison life.
Visual arts and music are major contributors to a full and enjoyable life. Art galleries located in Smithville Park in Eastampton, and the Warden’s House in Mount Holly, present visual arts throughout the year. The teaching kitchen at the Agricultural Center in Moorestown provides opportunities to learn and experience culinary arts with cooking classes held in person and virtually, with an emphasis on healthy living and its link with the county’s agricultural community. Keep your eyes on the Programs and Event's page for invitations to attend scheduled and pop-up concerts in the parks during spring, summer and fall and other cultural and educational programs throughout the year.
No matter what activities you prefer, outdoor or indoor, there’s something for you to enjoy in the Burlington County Parks!