Greenway Meadows Park
Rosedale Road, Princeton Township, Mercer County, NJ
From the intersection of Carter Road (Route 569) and Rosedale Road west end, the park is 1.8 miles east on the right. From the intersection of Province Line Road and Rosedale Road east end, the distance is 0.7 of a mile on the left.
November 7, 2000 -- the voters of Princeton Borough and Township voted in favor of local taxes for open space acquisition and preservation. One of the properties preserved with these funds was the Johnson Estate. (The price was $7.4 million: $500,000 Princeton Township, $500,000 Delaware and Raritan Greenway, $2.3 million private donations, $2 million from state Green Acres, $500,000 Mercer County, and $300,000 Friends of Princeton Open Space.) A contest is being held to name the park.
The Friends of Princeton Open Space recently contributed $300,000 for Greenway Meadows Park, the former R.W. Johnson Estate on Rosedale Road.
children's playground; two soccer fields; baseball diamond; picnic tables; benches; huge lawns; asphalt path from west entrance to east entrance.
The Rosedale Road Woods connects the new 55-acre Greenway Meadows Park with existing township land along Stony Brook, the Johnson Park School property, the former trolley line that is now a bike path that extends to Elm Road, and up The Great Road to Coventry Farm and Mountain Lakes Park. The Friends also originated a proposal for a pedestrian suspension bridge linking other township lands on either side of the Stony Brook, for which the township recently received a $500,000 grant.
Source: "Friends toast $1 millon -donation milestone." Packet Online. 10/15/2002. http://www.pacpub.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=5710995&BRD=1091&PAG=461&dept_id=346950&rfi=8
10/12/04. The park is very beautiful. It looks like an arboretum. There is a big collection of conifers, including Norway spruce and Colorado blue spruce, white pine and other pine species, hemlock, larch and blue Atlas cedar. Some other trees include European beech, American holly and catalpa. Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.