Recreation, both active and passive, is plentiful throughout Woodbridge Township. Forty-two park and leisurely areas, nearby golf courses, a community center, a state-of-the-art fitness and recreation center and a variety of youth and adult leagues can all be accessed here.
Merrill Park, the largest park area in the community, spans 179 acres of tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, a half-mile track for walkers and joggers, picnic and barbeque areas and three playgrounds. The Woodbridge Township Progressive Playground and Animal Haven, containing such animals as chickens, ducks, goats and horses, is also located in the park.
Golfers spend a day on the greens at one of the area’s courses, including Tamarack Golf Course in East Brunswick, the Meadows T Middlesex Golf Course in Plainsboro and Raritan Landing Golf Course in Piscataway. Colonia Country Club in Colonia and Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, both well-maintained 18-hole courses, are also available for membership.
Featuring a regulation size ice rink, roller skating rink, full-size pool, gymnasium, wellness center, pro-shop, walking track, lounge and more, the Woodbridge Community Center has become quite a popular place for residents since its opening in 2002. The center is managed and operated by the Township of Woodbridge and the YMCA. A miniature golf course is planned for the near future.
The Club at Woodbridge, an extensive recreation center, is comprised of a highly equipped, 22,000-square-foot fitness center, sizable studios for group exercise classes, four tennis courts, nine racquetball courts and an indoor pool. It also houses its physical therapy/sports rehabilitation program. The Club has a full-time kindergarten and day care. Retro Fitness of Woodbridge has over 16,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fitness equipment and amenities. It offers the greatest selection of equipment from Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Intek, Cybex and more. Retro Fitness’ goal is to constantly make improvements while ensuring every member and guest is completely satisfied with their experience.
In addition to these facilities are a number of sports leagues, including baseball, softball, soccer, football, wrestling and cheerleading for area youth as well as softball, bowling and golf for adults. Residents fish and boat at the Waterfront through its boat launch or its marina with 27 boat slips. Woodbridge is also the setting for the Senior Olympics – a competition with participants from around the state.