The newly renovated East Picnic Area in Mercer County Park.

The Mercer County Park Commission will begin accepting reservations for the five county-owned picnic areas on Feb. 19 at noon for the 2019 season.

The west and east picnic areas in Mercer County Park, Rosedale picnic area in Mercer Meadows, Princeton Country Club picnic area in West Windsor and Valley Road picnic area in Hopewell Township are open to in-county and out-of-county residents.

Newly renovated picnic pavilions at Mercer County Park East and Valley Road picnic areas include up-to-date grills, wash stations and restrooms. At Rosedale Park, new restrooms were constructed for the upcoming season.

For a link to the online Community Pass reservation system, visit the Park Commission website. Interested parties should have either a MasterCard or Visa card ready to make a reservation. It is recommended to reserve your space online; reservations will be made automatically on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those residents without an Internet connection, reservations also can be made over the phone or in person at the events and recreation center at 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, also starting at noon on Feb. 19.

For more information, call the Recreation and Events Center at (609) 443-8560 or visit