Enjoy summer at a county park. Warm weather activities include:

Guarded Swimming


Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch      

Beach open for guarded swimming weekends (including Memorial Day) May 29 – June 13; daily June 19 through Labor Day. 
Season passes for park access and parking are currently on sale. Daily park capacity will be limited to achieve mandated social distancing objectives. This applies to parking and walk-in visitors. Purchasing a season pass, or a daily access pass, does not guarantee visitors entry into the park if capacity is reached. Once capacity is reached, the park will remain closed until a sufficient number of spaces open.

Season passes for park access and parking are available and may be purchased on-site at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.


  • Individuals – 17 years old and under Free
  • Individuals – 18 through 64 years old $75
  • Individuals – 65 years old and over $30
  • Individuals – NJ State Disability Pass Holders* $20
  • Parking $75
* In order to qualify for this seasonal fee or the waiving of the parking fee, the Disabled Individual must be the holder of a valid New Jersey State Parks and Forestry Totally Disabled Persons Pass. 


Daily admission fees are $8 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free.  The cost of a daily parking pass is $10.


Open Pool at the Rec Center
Fort Monmouth Recreation Area
, Tinton Falls 

  Open Swim

Pool season runs from Saturday, May 29-Monday, September 6. See swim schedules. Passes are available. Reminder: ages 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult.


Season Passes
Family Pass: $200.00 (family of up to four people) • Individual Pass: $100.00
Monthly Passes
Family Pass: $100.00 (family of up to four people) • Individual Pass: $60.00
Monday-Friday Daily Rates
Family: $20.00 (family of up to four people) • Individual: $7.00
Weekend & Holiday Daily Rates
Family: $30.00 (family of up to four people) • Individual: $10.00

Early Bird Workout - Monday-Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. Get a workout by swimming our lap lanes.

Questions? Call 848-456-4278, ext. 1#, 3# or 4#.


Tee off this summer at one of the Park System golf courses. Whether you’re just getting started or are an old pro, the Park System has a golf course that’s sure to be a perfect match. Choose among Bel-Aire, Wall; Charleston Springs, Millstone; Hominy Hill, Colts Neck; Howell Park, Howell; Pine Brook, Manalapan; and Shark River, Neptune. 

Boat Rentals  


Boat rentals are available at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell; Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold; and on select weekends in Thompson Park, Lincroft.  Find out more

Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir    

boat tours  

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife including turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and perhaps a bald eagle. Life-jackets are required. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, 12 and under. Please call 732-751-9453 to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.

The schedule is as follows:

Weekend & Holiday Tours
May 1-September 6
2 p.m, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Wednesday Tours    
July 7-August 25
2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Friday Evening Tours
June 4, July 2 & August 6
6 p.m. & 7 p.m.


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All prices have been updated for 2021.