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 here - see below.
Applications for 2014 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities on or about May 1, 2014.
The 2014 filing deadline is 4pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2013 funding at its
December 10, 2013 meeting:
- Asbury Park
Springwood Avenue Park and Recreation Area – Phase 3 (Development) $250,000
- Atlantic Highlands
Harbor Park Tennis & Basketball Court Restoration (Development) $113,000
Brielle Park Storm Damage Rehabilitation (Development) $50,000
Wolcott Park Restroom and Storage Facility Improvements (Development) $180,000
- Fair Haven
Fair Haven Fields Buffer Restoration (Development) $30,000
Veteran’s Park/Benjamin Terry Park Passive Use Improvements (Development) $101,000
Manalapan Recreation Center Bathroom and Concession Building (Development) $250,000
Marlboro Country Park Ballfield (Development) $250,000
Gravelly Park Improvement Project – Phase 1 (Development) $250,000
- Neptune Township
Stratford Skate Park (Development) $250,000
Blackberry Bay Park Rehabilitation of Boat Launch Facility (Development) $168,000
- Red Bank
Marine Park Restroom Relocation & Sandy-Related Improvements (Development) $188,000
- Union Beach
Scholer Park – Phase 5 (Development) $50,000
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.