Municipal Open Space Grant Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders has allocated $2 million from the annual Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund for cooperative projects with Monmouth County municipalities. Both land acquisition and development for park, recreation, and open space purposes are eligible for funding.

The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program is a competitive program. The project eligibility and evaluation criteria are described in the Policy and Procedures Manual. A copy of the 2013 manual and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet are posted here - see below.

Applications for 2013 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities on or about May 1, 2013.

The 2013 filing deadline is 4pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2012 funding at its
December 13, 2012 meeting:

  • Asbury Park   
    Springwood Avenue Park and Recreation Area – Phase 2 (Development) $250,000
  • Avon-by-the-Sea   
    Volunteer Park (Development) $100,000
  • Deal   
    Roseld Avenue Park Improvements (Development) $150,000
  • Englishtown   
    French Property (Acquisition) $95,000
  • Freehold Borough  
    Veterans Park Redevelopment – Phase 1 (Development)  $135,000
  • Highlands  
    Snug Harbor Beach Access (Development) $23,000
  • Holmdel  
    Ackerson Indian Hill Park Improvements (Development) $100,000
  • Howell  
    Van Schoick Property (Acquisition) $98,000
  • Little Silver   
    Parker Homestead Restoration (Development)  $250,000
  • Long Branch   
    Lake Takanassee Bank Stabilization (Development) $250,000
  • Millstone  
    Historic Baird Homestead (Development) $183,000
  • Neptune City  
    Memorial Park Beach Improvements (Development) $206,000
  • Neptune Township   
    Jumping Brook Ballfield Improvements (Development) $250,000
  • Ocean  
    Poplar Village (Acquisition) $85,000
  • Sea Girt   
    Baltimore Park Redevelopment (Development) $100,000
  • Tinton Falls  
    Traditions Site (Acquisition) $250,000


The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Questions and correspondence should be addressed to the Monmouth County Park System, Acquisition and Design Office, Attn: Open Space Grant Program, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For additional information, please call 732-842-4000, ext 4472 or email