Jamesburg is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,025. Jamesburg was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1887, when it was created from portions of Monroe Township, based on the results of a referendum held on March 15, 1887. Jamesburg's incorporation was confirmed April 15, 1915.
Parks and recreation
Thompson Park is located on the south western edge of Jamesburg and is also partially in the neighboring town of Monroe. Thompson Park takes up at total of 675 acres (2.73 km2). The 30-acre (120,000 m2) Manalapan Lake is located on the eastern edge of the park. The park in total has 4 tennis courts, 4 basketball courts, 2 handball courts, 3 baseball fields, 1 softball field, many soccer fields, multiple picnic groves equipped with grills, 3 hiking/biking trails, fishing, animal haven, and a gazebo.
The park has three entrances. Two are located on Perrineville Road, and one is located on Forsgate Drive. Some people prefer to swim across Manalapan Lake to get to the park if they live across the lake.
Monroe Township Soccer Club hosts a tournament every year on the soccer fields that are located in the park, and they get a very good turnout every single season.