This small zoo, nestled among the woods and waterways of Bridgeton City Park, is one of the last free zoos in the nation. More than 60 years old, the Cohanzik Zoo displays more than 100 animals in modern, naturalistic exhibits.
Beginning Memorial Day, Bridgeton's Splash Park will be open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) only from 11 am until 6 pm (weather permitting) until the school year ends. Once school lets out for the year in June, the Splash Park will be open 7 days per week (Monday through Sunday) from 11 am until 6 pm and this will continue through the summer up to Labor Day, after which the Splash Park will close for the year. Bridgeton's Splash Park is available for private bookings and birthday parties; for more information about reservations or hours of operation, please call the Bridgeton Recreation Department at 856-453-1675.
For the safety of our guests and visitors, water shoes are required for any person entering Splash Park. Flip-flops are expressly prohibited in Splash Park for both children and adults- including parents, guardians, or chaperones supervising younger children. No exceptions.
Few institutions are more important than the public library for any community. A place of learning culture, art, and history; a library is essentially a passport to travel to foreign lands and distant times through the wonder of books, providing opportunity for all who visit. More than that, the public library is a resource center helping the community to connect to those resources and opportunities one can only access through the internet.
This program takes place at the Cohanzick Zoo, in Bridgeton City Park and it usually runs in May. Admission is Free and we encourage you to contact the Bridgeton Department of Recreation at 856-453-1675 to find out specific dates and times.
Fourth of July
Bridgeton's Independence Day celebration includes a fantastic fireworks show, beginning around 9:30 pm at Alden Field in Bridgeton City Park. During the day, everyone is invited to participate in the Independence Day Horseshoe Tournament which starts around 11 am.
Sunday Night Concerts
Happening at the downtown Riverfront Plaza along W Commerce Street, concerts start at 7 pm on the first Sunday in July and run through mid-August. The musical styles vary but it's always a quality show. Admission is free and anyone interested in the line-up for the current season should contact the Department of Recreation.
Zoo Summer Camp
With sessions geared for specific age groups ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old, Zoo Camp provides a unique educational experience centered on animals and animal care, along with an understanding of habitats and environments unique to various species. The program features games, crafts, snacks, and of course the animals. There is a fee for this program and space is limited, so anyone interested in Zoo Camp should call 856-453-1658 to sign up or get further details on this very popular program.
Out to Lunch Program
This free children's entertainment program is held at the Cohanzick Zoo on Fridays, generally in July, and usually beginning at noon. The Out to Lunch program is a wonderful time filled with high energy, fun, and laughter. Children have the opportunity to participate in these programs, making them memorable for everyone. Those attending should bring a bagged lunch and be ready to enjoy great performances that include everything from puppet shows and magicians to zoo presentations and everything in between. After the program, guests can enjoy the zoo or the splash park and it's a great way to start the weekend. Admission is free and anyone seeking details and schedules for the Out-to-Lunch program is asked to contact the Bridgeton Recreation Department at 856-453-1675.
More than 20,000 artifacts are on display related to the Lenni-Lenape Tribe that inhabited this region for many centuries. One of the largest and finest collections of its type.
Travelers and residents alike are drawn to the city park to the fish, boat, or simply have a relaxing picnic near the water. Bridgeton City Park includes 2 lakes, a pond, and a canal leading to the Cohansey River. Enjoy the water at City Park.