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: 


Bike Maintenance Drop-In
Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown
Stop by the Bike Maintenance Tent for an informative demonstration and advice on how to ride safely and comfortably in our parks. FREE!

Bayshore Saltwater Fishing Derby
Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
Beginner and advanced anglers of all ages are invited to see who can get the biggest catch! Staff will be on hand for casting and rigging demonstrations and Park System Naturalists will offer free seining demonstrations. Cost to enter the derby is $8 per person, $4 each additional family member. Preregistration is available online and drop-ins are welcome (cash or check only on day of event).

Feed the Turtles
Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31 at 12 p.m.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Join a Park System Naturalist as you meet our residents turtles and help us feed them. FREE!

Mill Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31 from 1-4 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century mill in action. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir
Saturday & Sunday, August 30 & 31 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
These 45-minute tours are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $6; children 12 & under: $3.75. 

Men's Open Gym Basketball
Sunday, August 31 from 9-11 a.m.
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Get out of the heat and shoot some hoops in our indoor, full court gymnasium. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours   
Sunday, August 31 from 1-4 p.m.      
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!

Our fall issue of the Program Directory is currently available online and in most county parks. Registration is underway and available 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.