This Weekend in the Parks


What is our recipe for fun? Beautiful parks, great activities and you! Interested? Here’s what's planned for this weekend:  

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center in Howell

Sweetheart Clay Ornament  
Friday, January 30 from 4-6 p.m.  
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft
Make a special valentine for your sweetheart. We will bisque and finish fire your creation and have it ready for Valentine’s Day. FREE!

Vernal Wetlands 
Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1 at 1 p.m.  
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Learn about these special wetlands. FREE!

Roving Park System Naturalist  
Saturday, January 31 at 9 a.m.
Big Brook Park, Marlboro
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in parking lot. FREE!

Women's Open Gym Fitness 
Saturday, January 31 from 7:30-9 a.m.
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Challenge yourself on this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only. Release form must be signed upon payment.

Men's Open Gym Basketball 
Sunday, February 1 from 8-10 a.m.
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Shoot some hoops on its full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Open Ceramics
Sunday, February 1 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.  
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft
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.

Be sure to visit our Winter Activities page for the latest updates on the Holmdel Park sledding hill, the Thompson Park Ski Hut and more.

Our winter issue of the Program Directory is currently available online and in most county parks. Registration is underway and accepted online, by phone at 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or in person at Park System Headquarters in Thompson Park, Lincroft .

For more information on any of these activities or parks, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, between
10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.