Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 28, 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 28, 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 29, 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 12:30-8 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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

4-6 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

Friday, June 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.
Butterfly Walk at Wickatunk Recreation Area

Friday, June 30, 2017

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Together with a Park System Naturalist identify butterflies found in the fields of Wickatunk Recreation Area, Marlboro. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, June 30, 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, July 1, 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 Crosswicks Creek Greenway

Saturday, July 1, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk at Crosswicks Creek Greenway, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Province Line Road parking lot. 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!
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, July 1, 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!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, July 1, 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.
Fish Print Craft at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2017

12 p.m.

Make a fish print using a method similar to the ancient Japanese art Gyotaku at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 2017

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 1, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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 of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 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, July 2, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 2, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 2, 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, July 3, 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, July 3, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, July 3, 2017

4:30-6 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

11 a.m.-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.
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

12-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Join the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, as they celebrate the holiday with games and contests. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Tuesday, July 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, July 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 5, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, July 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 12:30-8 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 Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, July 6, 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 by the Visitor Center Bait Shop. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Thursday, July 6, 2017

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, 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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

4-5:30 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 Area

Friday, July 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 7, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 7, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, July 7, 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, July 8, 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, July 8 & 9, 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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2017

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 8, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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.
Threshing Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2017

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

Take a step back in time and watch an antique threshing machine in action at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 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, July 9, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 9, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 9, 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, July 10, 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 2-8 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, July 10, 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, July 11, 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 12:30-8 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

4:30-6 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, July 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 12, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, July 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 12:30-8 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.
Enviro-Quest at Deep Cut Gardens

Thursday, July 13, 2017

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, 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 Area

Friday, July 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.
Butterfly Walk at Sunnyside Equestrian Center

Friday, July 14, 2017

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Together with a Park System Naturalist identify butterflies found in the fields of the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Lincroft. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult. Meet in the Sunnyside Road parking lot. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 14, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 14, 2017

4:30-6 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, July 15, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 15, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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 at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 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, July 15, 2017

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Climb Time at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, July 15, 2017

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, 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). Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 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, July 16, 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 Holmdel Park

Sunday, July 16, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Meet in the Ramanessin Trail 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!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, July 16, 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 16, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 16, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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 Shoot Archery

Sunday, July 16, 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, July 17, 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 2-8 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, July 17, 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, July 18, 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 12:30-8 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

4:30-6 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, July 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

Wednesday, July 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, July 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 12:30-8 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 Clayton Park

Thursday, July 20, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. 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 parking lot. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Thompson Park

Thursday, July 20, 2017

11 a.m.

Start in the Old Orchard parking lot at Thompson Park, Lincroft, 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Fall Parks & Programs Guide Released

Friday, July 21, 2017


See what we have planned for September, October & November in our latest Parks & Programs Guide. To receive a copy, sign up online or call 732-842-4000 ext. 4313. Information can also be viewed online. Program registration starts Wednesday, August 2.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, July 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

Friday, July 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!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, July 21, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 21, 2017

4:30-6 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, July 22, 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, July 22 & 23, 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.
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, July 22, 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, July 22 & 23, 2017

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 22, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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 of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, 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, July 23, 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, July 23, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 23, 2017

11 a.m.-3:30 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 Area

Monday, July 24, 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 2-8 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, July 24, 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, July 25, 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 12:30-8 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.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4:30-6 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, July 26, 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 12-7 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.
Monmouth County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, July 26-30, 2017


732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Enjoy the old-fashioned fun of this country fair, including 4-H exhibits, amusement rides, entertainment, fireworks, home and garden competitions, and other special attractions at this five-day event at East Freehold Showgrounds.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 26, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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, 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 Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, July 27, 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 12:30-8 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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

4:30-6 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.
Enviro-Quest at Shark River Park

Thursday, July 27, 2017

11 a.m.

Start in the main parking lot at Shark River Park, Wall, 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!
Nature Lecture Series: Sea Stars and Sea Urchins of the Jersey Shore

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about the everyday life of these sea critters, threats to their survival, and what we can do to make sure these remarkable creatures carry on. FREE!
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