Park System History
Then & Now
Favorite Parks, Programs & Memories
Metedeconk River Greenway established.
This property is undeveloped.
Yellowbrook Tract established
. Purchased the first 225 acres. The property is wetland, woodland and wildlife habitat with potential for trail development. This tract is undeveloped.
12,114 county park acres preserved; there are now 36 parks; annual visitation is 3,965,815 (2000 Annual Report)
First nesting bald eagle pair discovered at
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
Recreation Services Plan adopted.
Indoor horseback riding facility opens at
Sunnyside Recreation Area
. SPUR program relocates to the facility.
Voters approve increase in Open Space Tax from $10 million to $16 million per year, with $2 million for cooperative projects
Coastal Activity Center opens in Asbury Park
Re-accredited by CAPRA
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook
National Recreation and Park Agency Citizen Branch Award to Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners for sustained commitment to parks, recreation and open space
Visitor Center fire completely destroys building, February 6.
Annual Park System attendance is 4,821,630; there are over 100 miles of trails (113 miles)
Voters approve a change from a flat Open Space Tax of $16 million per year to a rate tax of 1.5 cents for each $100 of equalized assessed value of land in the county.
Park System annual visitation exceeds 5 million; Park System honors its 100,000,000th visitor.
There are more than 14,000 acres in Park System.
Open Space Plan
Rose Parterre completed at
Deep Cut Gardens
Annual Park System attendance is 5,087,450; there are over 120 miles of trails
The completely rebuilt Visitor Center opens at
Renovated Historic Seabrook–Wilson house opens as the
Bayshore Activity Center