Swede Run Fields
Both sides of Westfield Rd, between Swede Run & Stanwick Glen on the west side & straddling the creek on the east side
Formerly the Benner Farm, this 130-acre open space is by far the largest chunk of open space in Moorestown. Swede Run Fields is comprised of a sewered 90-acre parcel, zoned R2, west of Westfield Road next to Stanwick Glen and a 40-acre unsewered parcel, zoned R1 on the east side of Westfield Road. The larger parcel has a wooded portion of Swede Run as its boundary. The stream separates Swede Run Fields from the newly constructed Wexford subdivision, the Maybury low/moderate housing site, and Allen’s riding stable and kennels. This open space can be accessed through the 7-acre Stanwick Glen detention basin lot at the end of Ashley Court as well as by Westfield Road.
The smaller, 40-acre parcel is transected by Swede Run and backs up to Moorestown Hunt. A feature of this lot is the old stone shed near a large maple tree along the driveway. As Swede Run traverses the smaller 40-acre parcel, it is bordered by brush wetlands and flood plains. Although generally open in appearance, this open space site provides diverse opportunities for wildlife habitat and a somewhat natural area to enhance the quality of water in Swede Run.
Purchased in 2001 for $7,315,000 by funding from Moorestown Township, Burlington County, and New Jersey Green Acres, the tract is presently being farmed by a local farmer.