Hillsborough: 369-Acre Mountain View Park Athletic Facility Opens

Workmen erected the Mountain View Park sign late Friday morning. Credits: Rod Hirsch
County parks' employees were busy Friday getting ready for the official opening of Mountain View Park. County and township officials will be on hand for the dedication.
The grounds crew puts the finishing touches on the Field 3 diamond Friday. Credits: Rod Hirsch
The 369-acre park includes several baseball fields, with room for at least six more. Credits: Rod Hirsch
A state-of-the-art playground complex has been installed at Mountain View Park. Credits: Rod Hirsch

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township and county officials on Saturday, April 22 will preside at the long-awaited dedication and official opening of Mountain View Park.

The expansive 369-acre facility sprawls across the former site of the General Services Administration Belle Mead Depot, with panoramic views of the nearby Sourland Mountains.

The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m.; the address of the park is 141 Mountain View Road.

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The park includes two adult baseball fields, four youth baseball fields and one special needs Challenger Field. All fields are lighted with electronic scoreboards.

Amenities include batting cages, a playground, pavilions, a concession/restroom facility, park maintenance facility, and a paved perimeter multi-use trail; there are hundreds of parking spaces.

There is the potential for future development of six additional baseball/softball fields.

The park is adjacent to the county's 5,500-acre Sourland Mountain Preserve; nearby is the township's Ann Van Middlesworth Park.

The property was acquired by the township and Somerset County from the federal government in 2009 for $15.8 million. Groundbreaking was Oct. 25, 2014.

Somerset County and Hillsborough Township formed the GSA Joint Administrative Committee and prepared a master plan for development of the tract which required remediation and a massive clean-up of what was conceived as a regional park to serve residents in the southern portion of Somerset County.


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