Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, May 25, 2017

11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, May 26, 2017

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, May 27, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2017

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, May 27, 2017

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2017

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday-Monday, May 27-29, 2017

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Sunday, May 28, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, May 28, 2017

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, May 29, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Decoration Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Monday, May 29, 2017

12-3 p.m.

Join in the celebration as the staff of Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, enjoys an old-fashioned Decoration Day. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Butterfly Walk at Clayton Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

10:30 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold, and take a walk to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult. Meet in the Activity Center parking lot. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 1, 2017

12-8 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, June 1, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. We’ll meander for about an hour and see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Open to ages 8 and up. Meet in the Environmental Center's parking lot. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 2, 2017

12-8 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, June 2, 2017

6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Clayton Park

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the main parking area. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent. FREE!
2017 Horse Show - Special People United to Ride (SPUR)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9 a.m.

Come to the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Lincroft, and join us for a fun day as the riders of Special People United to Ride (SPUR) showcase their talents. FREE!
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, June 3, 2017

11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. A clue at the entrance will lead you to the secret spot in the gardens! If the weather isn't nice, we’ll be inside the Horticultural Center. Recommended for ages 4-7. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Sunday, June 4, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
From Moo to You at Historic Walnford

Sunday, June 4, 2017

1-4 p.m.

Meet a Jersey Girl! Daisy the cow will join us at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, for hands-on dairy history. Help churn butter and sample the results. We’ll talk about cheese, ice cream and preserving dairy products before electric refrigeration. FREE!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, June 4, 2017

12:30-4:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 4, 2017

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 5, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 8, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Concert in the Park

Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Enjoy an evening of music and fun with the Colts Neck Community Band in the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft! Featuring a selection of popular music including show tunes. Indoor seating available or bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 9, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 3-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2017

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Antique Auto Display at Historic Walnford

Saturday, June 10, 2017

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admire a dozen or so automobiles all made over 70 years ago on display at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Weather permitting. FREE!
Crochet/Lacemaking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 10, 2017

1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see Dorothy Gratton demonstrate the art of crochet and lacemaking from the Victorian era. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2017

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2017

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Sunday, June 11, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Deep Cut Gardens Open House

Sunday, June 11, 2017

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and enjoy tours, lectures, activities, demonstrations, and horticultural advice. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 11, 2017

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 12, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 15, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Weltz Park

Thursday, June 15, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Weltz Park, Oakhurst. We’ll meander for about an hour and see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Open to ages 8 and up. Meet in the West Park Ave parking lot. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 16, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Butterfly Walk at Deep Cut Gardens

Friday, June 16, 2017

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Together with a Park System Naturalist identify butterflies found in the fields of Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 31

Browse vendors at this outdoor market at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, for the one-of-a-kind item you did not even think you needed. Admission and parking are free.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Wickatunk Recreation Area

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk at Wickatunk Recreation Area, Marlboro. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 17, 2017

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Freshwater Fishing Derby

Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017

2-5 p.m.

The Park System is hosting its third annual fishing derbies at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, and Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, for beginners as well as experienced anglers. A container of worms included with each registration. Open to all ages. The cost is $25 per family of 4; $8 per person. Fishing pole rentals available on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $5 per pole. Walk-ins are welcome! Cash or check only on site.
Freshwater Fishing Derby at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2-5 p.m.

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, for our annual freshwater fishing derby.
Vintage Base Ball

Saturday, June 17, 2017

12-2:30 p.m.

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the game played with the styles and rules of the 19th century. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Sunday, June 18, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 18, 2017

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Freshwater Fishing Derby at Turkey Swamp Park

Sunday, June 18, 2017

2-5 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 25

Join us at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, for our annual freshwater fishing derby.
Open Shoot Archery

Sunday, June 18, 2017

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. 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). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 19, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, June 19, 2017

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Naturalist Guided Drop-in Kayak Tour

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6-7:30 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2

Join a Park System Naturalist at Swimming River Park, Red Bank, for a leisurely guided tour on calm waters of the river. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided – single and tandem kayaks are available. First come, first serve. Please wear clothing that can get wet, a hat, and sunscreen. Open to ages 12 & up, under 18 with a paying adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Please Note: Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour. This offering is designed for individuals and families; not groups.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 22, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Climb Time at Thompson Park

Thursday, June 22, 2017

4-7 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, (by Filly Run parking lot) and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 23, 2017


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, June 23, 2017

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 24, 2017

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, June 24, 2017

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-671-6050

The Garden State Daylily Growers will present Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. There will be daylily displays, sales, lectures and experts on hand to answer your questions. Come enjoy the day! Admission and parking are free.
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat; cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
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