What is our recipe for fun? Beautiful parks, great activities and you! Interested? Here's what's planned for this weekend: 

Enjoy Open Gym at the Fort.

Roving Naturalist  
Saturday, December 15 at 9 a.m.   
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell - Meet in the parking lot.
Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk and discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. FREE!   

Christmas Sing-Along   
Saturday, December 15 from 1-3 p.m.     
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Visit with Rick Garland in the farmhouse as he plays the piano for an old-fashioned sing-along. FREE!   

Men's Open Gym Basketball        
Sunday, December 16 from 8-10 a.m.     
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls     
Shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person per session; cash or check only.

Open Gym at the Rec Center     
Sunday, December 16 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.     
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day; cash or check only.

Blacksmith Demonstration   
Sunday, December 16 from 1-3 p.m.    
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop. FREE!   

Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our winter issue of the Parks and Programs Guide is available online and in most county parks.   Registration is underway and accepted online; by phone at 732-842-4000, ext. 1; or in person at Park System Headquarters in Thompson Park, Lincroft.   

For more information on any of these activities or parks, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Please note:

  • Our outdoor offerings are weather dependent. Before heading out, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 6, to see if the activity you're interested in has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  
  • It is understood and agreed that park visitors and participants in Monmouth County Park System programs, activities, and events may have their names and pictures used, without fee, in broadcast, telecast, and print media accounts for promotional and publicity purposes.