Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater

Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater

In the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Route 206 and Mountain Avenue
Princeton, NJ

Once a seedy, overgrown 13-acre section of Community Park North, the Pettoranello Gardens in Princeton now offers an oasis of calm and delight with a beautifully situated amphitheatre that hosts many outdoor performances and town events. The gardens are named for Princeton’s sister city in Italy, as the majority of the first and second waves of immigrants from Pettoranello were excellent gardeners for Princeton University, Taylor Pyne Estate (now Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey), and for many private families in Princeton.

Pettoranello Gardens is maintained by Foundation donors and a team of volunteers drawn from the Trustees, their family and friends with special help from the Princeton Recreation Department, Princeton Township Public Works, and Princeton High School‘s community service club.