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. Please see below.

Applications for 2018 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities in June 2018. 

The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2017 funding:

    Marlboro Township   
    Stattel Farm Acquisition - $250,000

    Little Silver Borough   
    14 Parker Ave. Acquisition - $190,000

    Millstone Township   
    510 Stage Coach Road Acquisition - $113,000

    Matawan Borough   
    Gravelly Park Improvements Phase 2 - $100,000

    Neptune Township   
    Sunshine Field Skate Park - $165,000

    Colts Neck Township  
    De Angelis Property Acquisition - $250,000

    Wall Township  
    Municipal Park Roller Hockey Rink - $200,000

    Manasquan Borough   
    Mallard Park Improvements Phase 3 - $100,000

    Neptune City   
    Multiple Park Improvements - $175,000

    Sea Girt Borough   
    Baltimore Park Improvements Phase 2 - $50,000

    Oceanport Borough   
    Fort Monmouth Bldg. 918 Rec. Center - $200,000

    Long Branch City   
    Florence Avenue Park Enhancement - $47,000

    Middletown Township   
    Multiple Playground Renovations - $150,000

    Monmouth Beach Borough   
    Griffin Park Playground Renovation - $100,000

    Holmdel Township   
    Phillips Park Basketball Improvements - $43,000

    Spring Lake Borough    
    Divine Park Improvements Phase 2 - $100,000

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