431 Route 79, Marlboro Township, NJ 07746 (Airport Meadows Entrance)
97 Harbor Road, Marlboro, NJ 07746 (Spring Valley Entrance)
Park Hours: Airport Meadows - Dawn to Dusk
Spring Valley - Open by appointment
Please Note: New Jersey Transit has been testing its new autonomous, driverless shuttle vehicle at the Recreation Area. The former airport runways are closed to visitors as this testing continues. The parking lot and access to the Henry Hudson Trail remain open. The project's completion is expected at the end of 2023. More information on the program may be found here.
Named after the Lenape word for “finishing place,” the 115-acre Wickatunk Recreation Area offers fields and forests. Established in 2010, the site is home to the former Marlboro Airport and the recently acquired Spring Valley section. Since its initial acquisition, the Park System has cleared remnants of the airport and is preserving the Airport Meadows section as open space. With its protected habitats for woodland creatures and birds, the area is an ideal spot for nature walks.
The Spring Valley section is an outdoor event center that offers a unique and attractive venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as other social functions. A former winery and farm, this site’s bucolic feel provides guests a sense of elegant beauty and charm. The grounds are abundant with flowering quince, azalea, and hydrangea. For information on rates and availability, please contact Jacques Catering at 866-522-7837, ext. 304.
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.
Directions & Map
*Wickatunk Recreation Area is located on Southbound Route 79 in Marlboro. The entrance is an unmarked driveway just north of the Conover Road intersection and south of Mt. Sinai Cemetery. It is the site of the former Marlboro Airport. For mapping applications, use 431 Route 79, Marlboro Township.