Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Early Bird Workout in the Fort's Pool

Monday-Friday, September 21-25, 2020

7:30-9 a.m

Get a workout by swimming lap lanes at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available for individuals and families (up to 4 people). Due to capacity restrictions, periodic closures may occur.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2020

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Due to capacity restrictions, periodic closures may occur.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, September 26, 2020

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Please note: Tours will be limited to 15 people at time. Face coverings required inside. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, September 27, 2020

1-3 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Please note: Tours will be limited to 15 people at time. Face coverings required inside. FREE!
The Casual Birder at Big Brook Park

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Big Brook Park, Marlboro. We’ll meander for about an hour and a half and see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available on a first come basis. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Awesome Autumn Amble at Big Brook Park

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

10-11:30 a.m.

Explore the trails at Big Brook Park, Marlboro, with a Park System Naturalist and discuss all manners of plant and animal phenomenon. Meet in the parking lot. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Drop-In Zip-Line at Big Brook Park

Sunday, October 4, 2020

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Experience the thrill of zip-lining at Big Brook Park, Marlboro. All equipment is provided. Participants must wear closed-toed and closed-heeled shoes. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. Sign up ends at 1:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person; cash or check only. Fee includes two rides down the zip-line. For more information, call 732-834-9606, ext. 3, or email jordan.holaday@monmouthcountyparks.com.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, October 4, 2020

12:30-4:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children age 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Let's Talk Gardening at Deep Cut Gardens

Sunday, October 4, 2020

2-3 p.m.
732-671-6050

Head over to Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, with any of your questions and garden endeavors and join this informal and inclusive community of nature lovers and garden enthusiasts. FREE!
Fall Plant Identification Hike at Tatum Park

Sunday, October 4, 2020

9:45-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Hike with a botanist through Tatum Park, Middletown, and explore the beautiful fall flora. Learn the basics in plant identification and start your journey getting acquainted with the wildflowers of New Jersey. Meet at the parking lot by the Red Hill Road entrance. FREE!
Garden Walk at Deep Cut Gardens

Sunday, October 4, 2020

10:30-11:30 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for this walk at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and let the gardens recharge your batteries! Learn about our work to maintain this beautiful landscape and get ideas for your home garden. FREE!
Fairy Day Fest at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, October 10, 2020

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-671-6050

Head to Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and build a fairy house for the garden fairies to live in this winter. There will be two Gnome Depots, where children can pick out natural building supplies to build their very own fairy house along our trail. Contest winners’ awards ceremony at 11 a.m. Admission and parking are free.
Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 10, 2020

12-2:30 p.m.

Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet. Knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those learning. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours for the session. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, October 10, 2020

1-3 p.m.

Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion during your visit to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, October 10, 2020

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. This is NOT a beginner instructional program. If you are new to archery, register for one of our instructional classes prior to attending. All equipment is provided. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Sunday, October 11, 2020

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, and try the Park System's 25’ portable climbing wall. You must be 42” or taller to climb. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
Spinning and Knitting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, October 11, 2020

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and be inspired as Jodey Forbes demonstrates the art of spinning fleece and various stitches in knitting. FREE!
School’s Out Drop-In Day at the Fort

Monday, October 12, 2020

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy Exploration Stations, Building Fun, Brain Games and Creative Crafts, plus the Games Lobby during this self-guided program at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Open to ages 5-10 with adult. The cost is $5 per child per day; cash or check only. Adult must stay in the building.
The Casual Birder at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the soccer field parking area. We’ll meander for about an hour and a half and see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available on a first come basis. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. FREE!
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