Guest Post by Sara Rall-
Naaman Williams Park, on Irving St., just north of Somerset St (Route 27) in Somerset, Franklin Twp., Somerset County is a big, sunny park with a lot to offer.
Naaman Williams Park is sunny, with a large play structure for older kids next to a small pavilion and a fenced area for very young children with a play structure and swings.
Nearby these is a small, fenced pool and a single spray area (not fenced), which should be nice in the hot weather.
The park is surrounded by a very nice, paved jogging/exercise loop with pull up, push up and hurdling bars. It would be excellent for kids to ride bikes or rollerblade on.
On the other side of the park is a small play structure with a few swings by a very large pavilion, some bathrooms (locked) tennis courts and a nice double-sided tennis backboard. They also have a baseball field and basketball courts.
Yes,Sheila, This is the one with the great bike trail!.
By the way, every kind of fast food you can think of is within a couple of blocks of this park on Somerset St. of Franklin Blvd.
This is a fantastic park since the community around has been rebuilt as well as extensive renovations to the park over the past several years. It does have a severe lack of natural shade with much of the space devoted to ballfields (and utilized as cricket grounds on weekends if you can believe that. More share trees should be planted near the playground areas.