Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 20, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
#inviteHER Women’s Meet and Greet at Hominy Hill Golf Course

Thursday, June 20, 2019


Join LPGA Professional Kathy Ricci for this meet and greet as well as a driving range session at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. Designed for women interested in trying the game or picking it back up. FREE!
Find Your Path in Volunteering

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Come to the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, and learn about the many unique opportunities the Volunteer In Parks Program has to offer. Open to ages 14 & up.
Superb Summer Saunter at Perrineville Lake Park

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10-11:30 a.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress Road parking lot. FREE!
Nature Lecture Series: Sharks and Shark Bites

Thursday, June 20, 2019

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about the history and ecology of local sharks as well as why they are important to protect. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 21, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, June 21, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Friday, June 21, 2019

1-2 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

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. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, June 22, 2019

9 a.m.-4 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. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, June 22, 2019

9 a.m.-4 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. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Look! I’m Sailing!

Saturday, June 22, 2019


We'll provide the captain, you provide the crew. Sailboats will leave the dock between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Limited number of boats; maximum three people per boat. Open to ages 5 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost per boat is $25 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour; cash or check only.
Roving Golfzilla at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 22, 2019

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Come to the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and see if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla. All are welcome. This is a non-instructional offering, however, if needed we will teach you the very basics of the golf swing. All equipment is provided. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 22, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 22, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Climb Time at Clayton Park Activity Center

Saturday, June 22, 2019

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Clayton Park Activity Center, Upper Freehold, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. You must be 42” or taller to climb. Open to ages 8 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $2 for three attempts or climbs; cash or check only.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, June 23, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 23, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 23, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Roots of Root Beer at Historic Walnford

Sunday, June 23, 2019

1-4 p.m.

Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and sip a tasty brew and identify some of the many ingredients used in what was originally considered a healthful tonic. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 24, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, June 24, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Fishing 101 – A Beginner's Guide to Fishing

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet at the Visitor Center Bait Shop. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. No groups please. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

5-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 27, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, June 27, 2019

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Environmental Center's parking lot. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Open to ages 11 and up; under 16 with adult. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 28, 2019


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, June 28, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, June 28, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019

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. Cash or check only.
Roving Naturalist at Perrineville Lake Park

Saturday, June 29, 2019

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in Witches Hollow Road parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, June 29, 2019

9 a.m.-4 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. FREE!
Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, June 29, 2019


732-671-6050

The Monmouth County Park System and Garden State Daylily Growers present Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Daylily displays with experts on hand to answer questions. Come enjoy our large selection of daylilies on the grounds. Admission and parking are free.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 29, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, June 30, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 30, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 30, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Monday, July 1, 2019

9-10 a.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at Swimming River Park, Red Bank. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 1, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner's Guide to Fishing

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet at the Visitor Center Bait Shop. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. No groups please. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Use the Environmental Center entrance on Georgia Tavern Road. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Thursday, July 4, 2019

12-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Join the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, as they celebrate the holiday with games and contests. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, July 4, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, July 5, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 5, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, July 5, 2019

6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, July 6, 2019

9 a.m.-4 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. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 6, 2019

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2019

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Threshing Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2019

12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758

Take a step back in time and watch an antique threshing machine in action at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, July 7, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, July 7, 2019

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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 7, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 8, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner's Guide to Fishing

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet at the Visitor Center Bait Shop. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. No groups please. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Enviro-Quest at Perrineville Lake Park

Thursday, July 11, 2019

11 a.m.

Meet at the Agress Road parking lot in Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, July 12, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 12, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Roving Naturalist at Wickatunk Recreation Area

Saturday, July 13, 2019

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Wickatunk Recreation Area, Marlboro. Meet in Airport Meadows parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain is not a deterrent. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday, July 13, 2019

9 a.m.-4 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. FREE!
Roving Golfzilla at the Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, July 13, 2019

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Come to the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and see if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla. All are welcome. This is a non-instructional offering, however, if needed we will teach you the very basics of the golf swing. All equipment is provided. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14, 2019

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 13, 2019

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Penny Rug Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 13, 2019

1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the art of penny rug making in action. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, July 13, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. This is not an instructional program and is designed for those already familiar with archery techniques. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, July 14, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Look! I’m Sailing!

Sunday, July 14, 2019


We'll provide the captain, you provide the crew. Sailboats will leave the dock between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Limited number of boats; maximum three people per boat. Open to ages 5 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost per boat is $25 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour; cash or check only.
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Sunday, July 14, 2019

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. The cost is $2 for three attempts or climbs; cash or check only.
Weaving a Seat - Chair Caning at Historic Walnford

Sunday, July 14, 2019

1-4 p.m.

See the almost forgotten craft of cane chair seats demonstrated at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 14, 2019

9-11 a.m.

Visit Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and enjoy a guided tour of the Seabrook-Wilson House. Dating back to the early 1700s, the house was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The house is also open from 1-4 p.m. for self-guided tours. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 15, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays - Seining at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

11 a.m.

Stop by Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist for this free seining program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net. Closed-toe shoes are required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Fishing 101 – A Beginner's Guide to Fishing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn how to rig, bait, cast, and, hopefully, catch your first fish at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet at the Visitor Center Bait Shop. Come and go at any time. Bait and tackle provided. Open to all ages; under 14 with adult. Fishing license required for ages 16-69. No groups please. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Park System is offering a kayak nature tour at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Use the Environmental Center entrance on Georgia Tavern Road. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available for use on a first come, first served basis. The program is limited to only 12 participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Weight limit 250 lbs. for singles; 450 lbs. for tandems. Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with participating adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. Life-jackets required. Tickets can be purchased on day of tour only.
The Casual Birder at Crosswicks Creek Park

Thursday, July 18, 2019

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in parking area across from 4 Polhemustown Road. We’ll meander for about an hour 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 to borrow if needed. Open to ages 11 and up; under 16 with adult. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold

Thursday, July 18, 2019

11 a.m.

Meet at the trail head's parking lot on Emley's Hill Road, Upper Freehold, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Friday, July 19, 2019

12-4 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. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 19, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
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