Programs at Poricy Park

There are a variety of unique programs that stimulate and engage people of any age at Poricy Park, connecting people to both our natural and colonial history. These programs bring visitors through an authentic 1770 New Jersey State Historic site, many different habitats, and 70 million year old fossil beds!

Middletown Recreation Department runs the majority of programs at the Park. For the current list of programs and activities visit their website at

  • Community Programs - Throughout the year Middletown Recreation offers a wonderful selection of programs such as: parent/child events, colonial tea, fossil hunts, seasonal and holiday activities and much more.
  • Birthday Parties - Looking for a different type of birthday party? Why not come to Poricy Park located in New Jersey! Contact the Recreation Department regarding different options available.
  • Summer Camps - Summer camp at Poricy Park is where childhood memories are made! We have a summer full of theme camps that bring everything back to the basics.
  • Scouts - Poricy Park offers special programs for both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. We have appropriate programs about science, the environment, and history available. We can help your scout group meet badge requirements, plan a guided hike, or schedule a fossil hunt.
  • School Trips - Poricy Park is a great place for your next class trip. The Township offers a variety of fun, hands-on programs in Science, Nature, and History for grads pre-K.



Activities at Poricy Park

  • Family Fun
  • Historical Landscapes
  • Educational Experiences
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Picnics
  • Dog friendly
  • Outdoor activities, and more!

Hiking Trail Guide

Download the map of the Poricy Park Nature Trail Guide below.

Native Plant Garden


Watch it grow! Visit our Native Plant Demonstration Garden and learn about native plants, the ways they benefit wildlife and water conservation, and how you can plant a native garden at your home too.

Pajama Program


 The Pajama Program provides warm pajamas, books, and toys to needy children, many waiting and hoping to be adopted. 


Poricy Park is proud to be the headquarters of the New Jersey Chapter of the Pajama Program. For information about the program, visit their website.


They are youngsters who do not know the comforts of a mother or father to tuck them into a cozy bed and read them a bedtime story.