Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. 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, we’ll be inside. Recommended for ages 3-7. FREE!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, August 1, 2015


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 $35 per boat; cash or check only.
Meet the Pine Snake at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015

1 p.m.

Head over to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and learn about the fascinating pine snake. FREE!
Penny Rug Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 1, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Smocking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration. FREE!
Music Man Rich Marzec at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy piano music from the 1890s. FREE!
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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!
Climb Time at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Sunday, August 2, 2015

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Head over to Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, 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!
We All Scream for Ice Cream at Historic Walnford

Sunday, August 2, 2015

3-4 p.m.

Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, for some “cool” history. Sit beside the ice house and help us crank and then sample ice cream prepared from historical recipes. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, August 2, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park

Monday, August 3, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to 16 participants; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 3, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 3, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout, 1-2 p.m. Lunch Laps, and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 3, 2015

4:30-6:30 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453.FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

3-6 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Enviro-Quest at Turkey Swamp Park

Thursday, August 6, 2015

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot near the Shelter Building in Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 6, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 6, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 7, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 7, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 7, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, August 7, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015

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.
Citizen Scientist Presentation at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015

11 a.m.

Discover current citizen scientist projects during this presentation at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. FREE!
Happy Birthday Dorbrook Recreation Area!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

1-5 p.m.
732-542-1642 ext. 24.

Free family fun activities include a scavenger hunt, sports related games, crafts, Junior Ranger program, toddler programs and much more. In case of inclement weather, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 6.
Potato Harvest at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015

12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and help the staff bring in the crop and dig some potatoes to take home for your own family. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 8, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 8, 2015

9 a.m.-12 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.
Nature Lecture Series: Sharks & Shark Bites

Saturday, August 8, 2015

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist. This talk will discuss the history and ecology of local sharks and why they are important to protect. FREE!
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, August 9, 2015

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!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, August 9, 2015

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, August 9, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 1-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Enviro-Quest at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Monday, August 10, 2015

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot near the basketball courts in Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 10, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 10, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 10, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout, 1-2 p.m. Lunch Laps, and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 10, 2015

4:30-6:30 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453.FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Butterfly Walk at Huber Woods Environmental Center

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

10 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist at the Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown, and head outside to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Make a Fun Fish Print at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 13, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 13, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 14, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 14, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 14, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, August 15, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.
732-751-9453

Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 15, 2015

12-4 p.m.
732-946-3758

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the staff use 19th century woodworking tools. FREE!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015

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

See the 19th century mill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Climb Time at Historic Walnford

Saturday, August 15, 2015

1-4 p.m.

Head over to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, 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!
Sweet Corn Festival at Historic Walnford

Saturday, August 15, 2015

1-4 p.m.

This family fun event celebrates corn with crafts, activities and music. Admission and parking are free!
Building Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015

2 p.m.

Go on a guided tour of the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 15, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 15, 2015

9 a.m.-12 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 House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, August 16, 2015

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 Center

Sunday, August 16, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 1-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park

Monday, August 17, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to 16 participants; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 17, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 17, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout, 1-2 p.m. Lunch Laps, and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 17, 2015

4:30-6:30 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453.FREE!
Climb Time at Thompson Park

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, 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). Meet on the lawn in front of the theater barn. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

3-6 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Enviro-Quest at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2 p.m.

Start in the parking lot at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 20, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 20, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 21, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 21, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 21, 2015

4:30-7:30 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.
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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.
Climb Time at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday, August 22, 2015

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Head over to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, 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!
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015

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.
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 22, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 22, 2015

9 a.m.-12 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 House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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 Center

Sunday, August 23, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 24, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 24, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 24, 2015

9 a.m.-6:30 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453.FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

9 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.
Enviro-Quest on the Stonebridge Trail

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

11 a.m.

Start in the Stonebridge Trail parking area near Charleston Springs Golf Course, Millstone, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Make a Fun Fish Print at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

9 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.
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Thursday, August 27, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 27, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, August 27, 2015

9 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 28, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 28, 2015

9 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.
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Box Turtles Nature Program at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2015

2 p.m.

Meet some of the box turtles who live at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 29, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, August 29, 2015

9 a.m.-12 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.
Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, August 30, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.
732-751-9453

Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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!
Roving Park System Naturalist at Perrineville Lake Park

Sunday, August 30, 2015

2 p.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the the parking lot at 23 Agress Road. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, August 30, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Goodbye Summer Pool Party. The cost is $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Enviro-Quest in Holmdel Park

Monday, August 31, 2015

2 p.m.

Start in Forest Edge parking lot in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, August 31, 2015

9 a.m.-6:30 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.
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