The Board of Chosen Freeholders has allocated $2 million from the annual Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund for cooperative projects with Monmouth County municipalities. Both land acquisition and development for park, recreation, and open space purposes are eligible for funding.
The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program is a competitive program. The project eligibility and evaluation criteria are described in the Policy and Procedures Manual. A copy of the 2014 manual and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet are posted below. Please check back for updated copies for 2015.
Applications for 2015 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities in April/May 2015. The 2015 filing deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2014 funding:
Allen Avenue Park Improvements (Development) $140,000
Maclearie Park Improvements Phase 1 (Development) $250,000
Improvements to Provide Waterfront Access (Development) $250,000
Universally Integrated Playground at Michael J. Tighe Park (Development) $159,000
Friendship Park Addition (Acquisition) $19,000
Splash Park at Manalapan Recreation Center (Development) $188,000
Mallard Park Improvements (Development) $175,000
Nolan Road Park Tennis Courts (Development) $145,000
Millstone Park Phase I Improvements (Development) $250,000
Sunshine Field Track Improvements (Development) $232,000
Colonial Terrace Golf Course Fourth Fairway Renovation Project (Development) $182,000
Piping Rock Park Improvements – Phase 1 (Development) $250,000
Improvements to Manson Park (Development) $104,000
Marucci Park Improvements – Phase 2 (Development) $130,000
Scholer Park – Phase 6 (Development) $75,000
The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Questions and correspondence should be addressed to the Monmouth County Park System, Acquisition and Design Office, Attn: Open Space Grant Program, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For additional information, please call 732-842-4000, ext 4472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.