Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Sunday, May 1, 2022

12-5 p.m.

As part of Weekend in Old Monmouth, Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, will open for tours. Come and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, May 2, 2022

3-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
The Casual Birder at Perrineville Lake Park

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress Road parking lot. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

2-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages 15 and up.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

12-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, May 5, 2022

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Spring Plant Swap at Tatum Park

Saturday, May 7, 2022


Gardeners are invited to bring established plants to Tatum Park, Middletown, 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 are allowed for an equivalent exchange. Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m. Plant selection starts at 10 a.m. Event is rain or shine. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 7, 2022

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, May 7 & 8, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Creative Arts Festival

Saturday, May 7, 2022

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come to Thompson Park, Lincroft, for this art festival. See the works of artists and fine crafters from all mediums including pottery, jewelry and painting. Rain or shine!
Embroidery Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm - POSTPONED

Saturday, May 7, 2022


This offering postponed to Saturday, May 28.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2022

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.
Plant a Sunflower at Historic Longstreet Farm - CANCELLED

Sunday, May 8, 2022


This offering is cancelled due to muddy field conditions.
Splendid Spring Stroll at Clayton Park

Monday, May 9, 2022

10-11:30 a.m

Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park System Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking area. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, May 9, 2022

3-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
The Casual Birder at Clayton Park

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking lot. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages 15 and up.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

12-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, May 12, 2022

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Camelot, the Musical

Friday, May 13, 2022

7 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live theater in Thompson Park, Lincroft, with this timeless musical that tells the tale of King Arthur, his kingdom and the Knights of the Round Table. Open to ages 12 and up, with adult. Tickets are $15 per person; discounted tickets for seniors age 55 and up and children age 12-17 are $10 per person. Tickets sold at the door as space permits; cash, check, Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.
Camelot, the Musical

Saturday, May 14, 2022

7 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live theater in Thompson Park, Lincroft, with this timeless musical that tells the tale of King Arthur, his kingdom and the Knights of the Round Table. Open to ages 12 and up, with adult. Tickets are $15 per person; discounted tickets for seniors age 55 and up and children age 12-17 are $10 per person. Tickets sold at the door as space permits; cash, check, Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.
Piano Ballads from the Turn of the Century

Saturday, May 14, 2022

1-3 p.m.

Tap your feet, dance a one-step, or sing-along to popular turn-of-the-19th-century ballads as they are played inside the farmhouse at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 14, 2022

12-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how the carpenter uses 19th century woodworking and carving tools during this demonstration. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, May 14, 2022

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. The cost is $10 per person; cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022

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.
Horse-Drawn Plowing Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, May 15, 2022

12-2 p.m.

Stop by the field at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, to chat with the staff about the steps needed to insure a good harvest, and maybe even get a chance to plow (with the farmer’s help). Weather dependent. FREE!
Walnford Day

Sunday, May 15, 2022

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
609-259-6275

Spend a day celebrating 200 years of Waln history at picturesque Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, May 16, 2022

3-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
The Casual Birder at Hartshorne Woods Park

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Hartshorne Woods Park. Meet in the Rocky Point parking lot in Highlands. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

3-6 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!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages 15 and up.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

12-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, May 19, 2022

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Camelot, the Musical

Friday, May 20, 2022

7 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live theater in Thompson Park, Lincroft, with this timeless musical that tells the tale of King Arthur, his kingdom and the Knights of the Round Table. Open to ages 12 and up, with adult. Tickets are $15 per person; discounted tickets for seniors age 55 and up and children age 12-17 are $10 per person. Tickets sold at the door as space permits; cash, check, Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.
Camelot, the Musical

Saturday, May 21, 2022

7 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live theater in Thompson Park, Lincroft, with this timeless musical that tells the tale of King Arthur, his kingdom and the Knights of the Round Table. Open to ages 12 and up, with adult. Tickets are $15 per person; discounted tickets for seniors age 55 and up and children age 12-17 are $10 per person. Tickets sold at the door as space permits; cash, check, Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.
Walking Tour of Thompson Park

Saturday, May 21, 2022

10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Join our historical interpreter on a walking tour of Thompson Park, Lincroft. The tour covers the park’s origins as an 18th century farmstead, its horseracing days, and eventual use as a county park. Tours last approximately one hour and are weather dependent. Participants should be prepared to walk a mile. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 21, 2022

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!
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, May 21, 2022

1-3 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 21, 2022

3 p.m.

Look for our colorful Nature on the Move van at the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell, and join one of our Park System Naturalists for a 45-60-minute hands-on interactive program. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Vintage Base Ball - Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club

Saturday, May 21, 2022

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Spend an afternoon at Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and see one of America’s favorite pastimes played using rules from the 19th century. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2022

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.
Climb Time at Turkey Swamp Park

Sunday, May 22, 2022

12-3 p.m.

Head over to Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, 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!
Splendid Spring Stroll at Freneau Woods Park

Monday, May 23, 2022

10-11:30 a.m

Say “farewell” to the frosty weather as you join a Park System Naturalist on a peaceful trail walk through Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. Sturdy footwear is recommended as trails used may have inclines or tree roots to step over. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, May 23, 2022

3-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
The Casual Birder at Manasquan Reservoir

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for a laid-back morning bird walk at Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages 15 and up.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

12-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, May 26, 2022

12-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! The cost is $5 per person per day; cash, check or credit card accepted. Open to all ages; 16 & under with adult.
Nature Lecture Series: Horseshoe Crabs Trying to Survive in a Modern World

Thursday, May 26, 2022

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and discover why the population of horseshoe crabs is declining and what people are doing to protect the crab through research, and what you can do to help. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday-Monday, May 28-30, 2022

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.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2022

12-4 p.m.

Tour the 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, Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29,

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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2022

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Each demonstration lasts approximately 15 minutes. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday-Monday, May 28-30, 2022

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.
Decoration Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Monday, May 30, 2022

12-3 p.m.

Enjoy the good company of family and friends at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, as we honor this early American holiday. FREE!
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