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

 Child in the gardens
Bring your little one to Deep Cut Gardens for Drop-In Surprise Story Time.

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir    
Friday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.     
Saturday-Monday, September 5-7 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 732-751-9453 to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
 
Drop-In Surprise Story Time 
Saturday, September 5 from 11-11:45 a.m. 
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Join us for story time. 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 3-7. FREE!
 
Late Bloomers Walk     
Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Join a Park System Naturalist for a walk through the garden and nature loop and identify late blooming plants. FREE!  
 
Historical Fun and Games
Saturday- Monday, September 5-7 from 1-4 p.m.       
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Enjoy variety of historical games both indoors and out. FREE!  
 
Men's Open Gym Basketball       
Sunday, September 6 from 8-10 a.m.        
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls      
Shoot some hoops in the Rec Center's full court gym. The cost is $5 per person per session; cash or check only. 
 
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House   
Sunday, September 6 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!
 

You can also:

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboat.  

Go on an expedition with our Safari Backpacks.  

Visit a playground.  

Enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch.  

Head to the Sprayground.   

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.