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


Head over to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center for Open Ceramics.

Parent/Child Morning Chores       
Saturday, March 4 from 8-9 a.m.      
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel - Meet at the Longstreet Farm Visitor Center.
Help the staff with morning chores such as milking a cow, collecting eggs from the chickens, and feeding livestock. Open to ages 4 & up. The cost is $15 per parent/child pair; $5 per additional participant. Please dress for the outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes. Cash or check only.

Surprise Story Time          
Saturday, March 4 from 11-11:45 a.m.       
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Join us for a reading from a nature or garden-related book. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy or cold, we’ll be inside. Recommended for ages 4-7. FREE!           

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!        
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5 at 11:30 a.m.        
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Enjoy a reading of "Horton Hatches the Egg" and a craft in honor of the author's birthday. FREE!     

Men's Open Gym Basketball          
Sunday, March 5 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; cash or check only.

Open Ceramics          
Sunday, March 5 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.       
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft
Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children age 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week 

Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our spring and camp/swim issues of the Parks and Programs Guide are available online and in most county parks. Registration for the spring issue is is underway and accepted online; by phone at 732-842-4000, ext. 1; or in person at Park System Headquarters in Thompson Park, Lincroft.  Camp/Swim registration starts at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. See details.

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 that 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.