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


Cool off during Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area, Tinton Falls.

Roving Naturalist        
Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m.     
Clayton Park, Upper Freehold - Meet in the Davis Station Road parking lot.         
Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk and learn about seasonal points of interest. FREE!    

Drop-in Kayak Tour of the Swimming River            
Saturday, June 25 from 12-1:30 p.m.        
Swimming River Park, Middletown     
Join a Park System Naturalist for a guided kayak tour. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers are welcome; all equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.

Open Swim        
Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.       
Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.         
Fort Monmouth Recreation Area, Tinton Fall     
Keep cool in our large outdoor pool. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.

Mill Demonstration          
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26 from 1-4 p.m.       
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold          
See the 19th century gristmill in action. FREE!        

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir        
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.         
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell        
These 45-minute tours are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.       

Open Gym at the Rec Center      
Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls        
Have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.       

Open Shoot Archery     
Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.    
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft  
Join us for this open shoot. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. This offering is designed for experienced archers. Open to ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult. The cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.   

You Can Sail
Sunday, June 26 at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
See if sailing is for you during this on-the-water class where we provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. The cost is $40 per boat; cash or check only. 

The Roots of Root Beer
Sunday, June 26 from 1-4 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Enjoy thirst quenching history with fun facts about root beer, its connection to the Waln family, and the chance to sample a variety of brews. FREE!        

Seabrook-Wilson House Tours            
Sunday, June 26 from 1-4 p.m.           
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth            
Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!         

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.  
         

You can also: 

Our Summer and Camp/Swim issues of the Program Directory are currently 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.