NJDEP | Liberty State Park | New Jersey State Park Service

General Rules:

  1. No alcohol.
  2. No solicitation.
  3. No food vendors.
  4. No balloons, stages, tents, additional tables, animal entertainment, inflatables (e.g. bouncy houses), dunk tanks or other similar amusements or rides.
  5. No propane grills, wood fires, generators or access to electrical outlets.
  6. No DJs or live music. Radios must be kept to a minimum volume. Do not disturb other park patrons.
  7. No vehicular access to picnic sites. Applicant and all participants must use designated loading zones. All vehicles must park in designated parking spots.
  8. No nails, screws, staples, glue or tape may be used to hang signage or decorations.
  9. No markings of any kind, including but not limited to chalk and paint, shall be applied to roads, paths, walkways, trees, buildings, furniture or other structures.
  10. Rental use is for the day. Setup and breakdown must take place on the rented date between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  11. All signage, decorations and banners must be removed after the event.
  12. All trash, litter and hot coal must be placed in designated receptacles. Trash bags are available upon request at the Park Office.
  13. Wedding receptions/ceremonies are not permitted in the park.
  14. Groups that exceed 20 people must make a reservation. Groups that exceed 20 people without a reservation may be fined or asked to leave.
  15. Ticketed events, concerts, organized sporting events, fundraisers, walkathons, car shows and similar events require a Special Use Permit. For information, please contact the Special Events Department, at the park office, 201-915-3400, Ext.104 Email: Philip.Arrigo@dep.nj.gov.

Small Groups

20 People or Less

No fee, no permit required

Groups of 20 people or less do not need a reservation to picnic. Up to two of our first-come first-serve brown painted tables in our picnic areas, along with one nearby grill (not located within an Open Air Group Picnic Site), can be used by small groups. Groups of 20 people or less may also picnic on the grass, using their own blankets, camping chairs and a tent. A maximum of one tent or canopy, no bigger than 10′ x 10′ is allowed per group.

Small groups may bring their own charcoal grill, whether picnicking at our tables, or on the grass. All spent coal must be disposed of in the designated “Hot Coal” dumping bins. All visitors are subject to the general park rules listed below, as well as all other rules and regulations of the New Jersey State Park Service, posted throughout the park and available for view online here.

Open-Air Group Picnic Areas

20-50 people

No fee, permit required

There are seven Open-Air Group Picnic Areas available for reservation. Each is equipped with eight picnic tables (8 ft.) and one large charcoal grill (30’’ x 36’’). There is no fee for the use of an Open-Air Group Picnic Area; however, a permit must be obtained prior to use. Only one picnic area can be reserved per group.

Applications will be accepted beginning the second Monday of January each year for dates from April 1 – October 31 (excluding July 4). To reserve an Open-Air Group Picnic Area, groups must have a minimum of 20 people and no more than 50 people.

Open-Air Group Picnic Area Information Sheet and Application 2022

Rental Picnic Pavilions – Permit Required

There are two Picnic Pavilions, Pavilion A and Pavilion B, located on Pavilion Field available for reservation. Each Picnic Pavilion reservation comes with charcoal grills, picnic tables (8 ft.), standard 110v electrical outlets, and access to open lawn space. There are restroom facilities and a parking lot with eighty-eight regular and four ADA-accessible parking spaces directly adjacent to the Pavilions.

Applications will be accepted beginning the second Monday of January each year for dates from April 1 – October 31 (excluding July 4).

Pavilion A accommodates up to 120 people while Pavilion B accommodates up to 80 people. Only one Pavilion can be reserved per group.

Fees are as follows:

Pavilion A: $200 NJ Resident; $250 Non-resident

Pavilion B: $150 NJ Resident; $200 Non-resident

Picnic Pavilion Information Sheet and Application 2022

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the park office at: Phone: 201-915-3400, Ext.101 or E-mail: Libertystatepark@dep.nj.gov