Parks and Recreation
Chester has many fine parks for a variety of outdoor recreational uses. The 85-acre Chubb Park on Rt. 24 is the Township's busiest, and has athletic fields, tennis courts, playground, ice skating and nature pond and Patriots Trail Hiking Access. Tiger Brook Park has fishing, hiking trails and Camping area. The MacGregor Preserve is adjacent to Tiger Brook Park (connected by a common hiking trail) and together, the two parks provide 430 acres of contiguous open space. Peapack Brook, a major tributary of the North Branch of the Raritan River and a state classified Trout Production stream flows through the park. Other notable areas include historic Cooper Mill, Bamboo Brook and Willowood Arboretum. The Chester Area Pool complex is adjacent to the Black River Middle School and offers a packed calendar of social events, open swim teams, and lesson programs. The complex houses several pools, a waterslide, concession stand, and shower facilities.
Attractions and Events
Chester Township gardeners grow organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers in the Chester Community Garden. It's open from spring until fall, and offers access to soil, compost, water, tools, and full sun. Gardeners can rent anything from one plot (of 120 available) for one year, to several for multiple years. There's also the 4-H Fair at Chubb Park, Farm Days at Alstede Farms, and live music Saturday nights at Redwoods Bar and Grill. For information on local events visit ilovechester.com From the antique shops to the Gazebo Concert Series and the Streets of Chester Shopping Center, Chester offers a distinctive personality and New Jersey sense of community.
Chester - An Ideal New Jersey Home Base
Some Phone Numbers to help in your relocation are:
West Morris Mendham High School: (973)-879-2501
Black River Middle School: (908)-879-6363
Bragg School: (908)-879-5324
Dickerson Elementary School: (908)-879-5313
Chester Township Board of Education: (908)-879-7373
Chester Library: (908)-879-7612
Chester Township Municipal Court: (908)-879-5100
First Aid Squad: (908)-879-5560
Chester Township Police: (908)-879-5514
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