Please note: Due to low water levels at the Manasquan Reservoir, our public boat tours have been cancelled for the rest of the season. We look forward to resuming them in the coming spring.

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

Costume Swap - little lion
Save your wallet and the planet during our Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap.


Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Drop-Off  
Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.     
Upcycle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktakular new-to- you ensemble. For each costume you bring you will receive a token entitling you to a “new” costume on the day of the swap (Sunday, October 11). Costume drop-offs can be done at the following locations:

Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap   
Sunday, October 11 from 12-2 p.m.      
Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft.
Bring in the tokens you received during the costume drop off dates (October 5-10) to get a “new” costume during today's swap! FREE! 

Mill Demonstration      
Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11 from 1-4 p.m.        
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold    
See the 19th century mill in action. FREE!

Blacksmith Demonstration      
Sunday, October 11 from 1-3 p.m.      
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel         
Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop. FREE!

Open Gym  
Sunday, October 11 from 1-3 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 House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House           
Sunday, October 11 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!

Ravine Crossing Chorale       
Sunday, October 11 from 4-5:30 p.m.         
Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft       
Ravine Crossing Chorale presents “For Better or Worse,” a chorale interpretation of love songs in a variety of styles.  FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball     
Sunday, October 11 from 8-10 a.m.       
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls         
Shoot some hoops on its full court gym. The cost is $5 per person per session; cash or check only.

You can also:

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboat.  

Go on an expedition with our Safari Backpacks.  

Visit a playground.  

Our Fall issue of the Program Directory is 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.