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 2019 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities in June 2019.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2018 funding:  

    Township of Millstone  
    Barnegat Bay Conservation Area Acquisition - $180,000

    Borough of Keansburg  
    Bay Walk West Boardwalk Improvements - $85,000

    Borough of Neptune City 
    Memorial Park Playground & ADA Improvements - $200,000

    Borough of Little Silver 
    Challenger Field Parking, Bathrooms, and ADA Improvements - $125,000

    City of Long Branch 
    Jackson Woods Trail Improvements - $200,000

    Township of Wall 
    Community Park South Improvements - $125,000

    Borough of Union Beach 
    Helen Hayes Park Improvements - $125,000

    Borough of Tinton Falls
    Walz Property Acquisition - $250,000

    Township of Howell 
    Soldier Memorial Park Multi-Use Building - $250,000

    Borough of Allenhurst 
    Railroad Plaza Park Gazebo Improvements - $50,000

    Borough of Deal 
    Harry Franco Park Phase II Improvements - $125,000

    Borough of Spring Lake 
    Divine Park Phase III Improvements - $125,000

    Borough of Spring Lake Heights  
    Ocean Road Park Improvements - $125,000

    Borough of Highlands  
    Snug Harbor Park Improvements - $125,000

    Borough of Keyport  
    Kearney Street Park Improvements - $140,000

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

Grant Closeout Documents for Park Development Projects: