351 Burlington Road, Freehold Township 07728
Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.
Closing time is 8 p.m. through September 17; 7:30 p.m. September 18-October 8; and 7 p.m. October 9-November 4.
Offering plenty of open space for bird watching, nature walks and hiking, this 71-acre property was donated to the Park System by Helen Herrmann. Formerly a farm called Baysholm from an Old English word meaning “young calves meadow,” the site features open fields, young forests, and wooded wetlands. Located along the headwaters for a tributary of the Yellow Brook, which drains into the Swimming River Reservoir, Baysholm Conservation Area helps protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat.
The Park System recently added a gravel parking lot on Burlington Road that visitors can use to access the park.
In accordance with New Jersey’s recently amended Smoke Free Air Act, all Monmouth County parks are now tobacco free. The new ban applies to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and vaporize cigarettes, as well as smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chew.