This post is part of a series where we celebrate the many beautiful and characterful sights of Princeton, NJ. You can find previous entries in this series here and here or by searching our site for ‘beautiful walkable Princeton’.
Princeton’s Barbara Smoyer Park is a 38-acre green space in between Snowden Lane and Herrontown Road which offers recreation facilities, a picnic area, and this beautiful pond.
The park is named for Barbara Smoyer (1940-1996). Barbara was an active member of the Princeton community and a champion for adding local recreational facilities. Much of the park was formerly the estate of Jac and Cornelia Weller. It was purchased with funds from Princeton Township, Borough, and New Jersey Green Acres for $1.8 million and the park officially opened May 19, 2001.
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