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:   

Join us for our Earth Day offerings.

Women's Open Gym Fitness  
Saturday, April 25 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.

Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap   
Saturday, April 25   
Plant intake from 8-10 a.m.   
Plants selection from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.   
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown   
Bring plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Herb and vegetable seedlings may also be exchanged. Invasive plants will not be accepted; a list of such plants and further information is available at

Spring Craft Show   
Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.   
Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center, Middletown  
Find a unique, hand-crafted gift for yourself or a special person in your life during this show.

Roving Park System Naturalist   
Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m.   
Tatum Park, Middletown  
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Holland Road parking lot. FREE!

Sheep Shearing/Wool Days    
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26 from 12-3 p.m.   
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel    
This annual demonstration allows visitors to appreciate the work of an old-fashioned sheep shearer. FREE!

Mill Demonstration  
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26 from 1-4 p.m.   
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century mill in action. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball  
Sunday, April 26 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.

Bike Maintenance Drop In   
Sunday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   
Thompson Park, Lincroft  
Stop by the Bike Maintenance Tent in the Old Orchard parking lot for an informative demonstration and advice on how to ride safely and comfortably in our parks. FREE!

Earth Day Celebration 2015   
Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.   
We're celebrating Earth Day with activities such as nature walks, snake shows and recycled crafts planned through the county.  See our complete schedule.  FREE!

Book Swap Drop In    
Sunday, April 26 from 1-3 p.m.    
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls  
Bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House   
Sunday, April 26 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 Spring and Summer Camp/Swim issues of the Program Directory are currently available online and in most county parks. Registration for both issues 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.