New Jersey is the first state predicted to reach “build-out”, according to a Rutgers University study. Our mission is increasingly urgent: To preserve and care for land, and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. > Learn More
Our dedicated trustees express why they care about D&R Greenway’s mission.. > Learn More
A timeline shows the difference that D&R Greenway has made in our local communities and beyond. > Learn More
Our accomplished team of preservation professionals is recognized nationally, statewide and locally. > Learn More
Mission-themed art exhibitions in our Marie L. Matthews Art Gallery bring together significant and new artists to inspire thought and delight in nature. Our Olivia Rainbow children’s gallery presents the work of preservationists of tomorrow. > Learn More
A circa-1900 barn, once part of the General Robert Wood Johnson estate, repurposed and opened in 2006 as the Johnson Education Center. > Learn More
Rent Our Space
Single event rentals and Partner Memberships are available to non-profits, corporations, universities, public agencies and private organizations who rent our signature indoor and outdoor spaces for meetings, programs and special events. Learn More
You can make a real difference in conservation of New Jersey’s special places. D&R Greenway is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible. We offer memorial and honorary gift recognition opportunities.
Your legacy can ensure a green future. Planned gifts, including bequests and charitable gift annuities that provide a lifetime income, may include recognition in our EverGreen Circle.
Corporations and local businesses show they care about the places where we live and work by supporting D&R Greenway. Find out how your business can participate, and learn which businesses have joined us in our mission.
Join us to ensure a healthy, diverse plant community. Transform your home, school or community garden into habitat. Our native shrubs, grasses and perennial flowers are available during the growing season from our Native Plant Nursery. > Learn More
Conservation Lands for Sale
Would you like to own a farm or property that contributes to conservation in our region? Find out about unique properties offered for sale through our Inaugural Revolving Land Fund. > Learn More
Our ever-changing themed art exhibitions offer art in diverse media, available to enjoy in your own home and office, and as gifts. Art sales support our land preservation and stewardship mission. > Learn More
View a selection of books available for purchase, with proceeds going to support the work of D&R Greenway. > Learn More
Originally the lower farm of Archibald Douglas Russell’s 274-acre Edgerstoune Estate, at the turn of the 20th century the property stretched from beyond Rosedale Road all the way to the King’s Highway, now called Route 206. The land now known as Greenway Meadows Park was purchased by General Robert Wood Johnson in 1949.
Through an innovative collaboration spearheaded by D&R Greenway Land Trust, the 60-acre property was permanently preserved in 2001. Public and private partners encompassed a broad community including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program, Mercer County, Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Friends of Princeton Open Space, Bristol-Myers Squibb and dozens of individuals and families.
Of the 60 protected acres, 55 were deeded to Princeton to create Greenway Meadows Park. As a former estate, Greenway Meadows is home to large specimen trees and other plantings, including a sweep of London plane trees that creates a shady allee separating the passive and active parkland. This allee originally formed an impressive gateway between the formal grounds of Edgerstoune’s “upper estate” and the working farm of the “lower estate”.
The majority of Greenway Meadows Park is dedicated to passive uses including walking trails and a meadow for informal picnicking and enjoyment of the peace and beauty of the natural landscape. The park’s gently sloping hill is a perfect venue for cross country skiing and sledding. A view of Mount Rose, in the foothills of the Sourland Mountains, may be glimpsed from the high point of Greenway Meadows Park. The Stony Brook runs along the park’s western border. Twelve acres of Greenway Meadows Park is in active recreation, creating two soccer fields and one softball field, a tot lot with outdoor tables and restrooms, and a landscaped parking area.
An additional 14 acres across Rosedale Road were subsequently preserved by D&R Greenway and Friends of Princeton Open Space with support from public and private partners. This wooded stretch along Rosedale Road links Greenway Meadows Park to the Johnson Park School nature trail and to other Princeton open space and parkland including Farmview Fields and Coventry Farm (also preserved by D&R Greenway and partners in 2001), Mountain Lakes Preserve and Woodfield Reservation.
Our Mission: To Preserve & Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever