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:    

Have a blast at Thompson Park Day on Sunday, October 18.

Music Man Rich Marzec  
Saturday, October 17 from 1-3 p.m.
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Enjoy music from the 1890s. FREE!

Whose Bones Are Those Nature Program     
Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18 at 11 a.m. 
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Test your skeleton ID skills with our animals x-rays. Then create your own skeleton creation to take home. FREE!

Mill Demonstration      
Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18 from 1-4 p.m.        
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold    
See the 19th century mill in action. FREE!

Thompson Park Day
Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.      
Thompson Park, Lincroft      
From the scarecrow contest to doggie costume contest, Thompson Park Day offers everything a fall festival should - pumpkin painting, wagon rides, arts & crafts, kids races, entertainment and so much more! Admission and parking are free.  Some activities have a fee.  See what else is planned for the day.

Tinsmith Demonstration
Sunday, October 18 from 1-3 p.m.  
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
See the tinsmith in action. FREE! 

Open Gym  
Sunday, October 18 from 1-3 p.m.   
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls       
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 House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House           
Sunday, October 18 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!

Men's Open Gym Basketball     
Sunday, October 18 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 per session; cash or check only.

You can also:

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboat.  

Go on an expedition with our Safari Backpacks.  

Visit a playground.  

Our Fall 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.