Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

1-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, June 2, 2016

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
The Casual Birder at the Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, June 2, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell. 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 8 and up. Meet in the lobby of the Environmental Center. FREE!
Concert in the Park

Thursday, June 2, 2016

7:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Enjoy an evening of music and fun with the Colts Neck Community Band in the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft! Featuring a selection of popular music including show tunes. Indoor seating available or bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, June 3, 2016

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, June 3, 2016

6:30 & 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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Discover Disc Golf at Thompson Park

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by Thompson Park, Lincroft, and try out the mini disc golf course that's been set up. Sign in at the Visitor Center and receive the course map and use of disc. FREE!
Roving Park System Naturalist at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Saturday, June 4, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet at the pavilion. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 4, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 4, 2016

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016

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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, June 4, 2015

11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy or cold, we’ll be inside. Recommended for ages 3-7. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 4, 2016

12-3 p.m.

See how 19th century woodworking tools were used during this demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016

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 4 & 5, 2016

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 5, 2016

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Sunday, June 5, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Butterfly Walk at the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, June 5, 2016

10:30 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and take a walk to identify butterflies. Meet at Environmental Center. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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 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, June 5, 2016

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Music Man Rich Marzec at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy music from the 1890s. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, June 6, 2016

11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Monday, June 6, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

12:30-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Ask a Naturalist at Hartshorne Woods Park

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

10 a.m.

Be sure to bring your questions while exploring the trails at Hartshorne Woods Park with our Naturalist. Meet at the Rocky Point parking lot in Highlands. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 9, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, June 9, 2016

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, June 10, 2016

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Friday, June 10, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Discover Disc Golf at Thompson Park

Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2016

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by Thompson Park, Lincroft, and try out the mini disc golf course that's been set up. Sign in at the Visitor Center and receive the course map and use of disc. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 11, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 11, 2016

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Drop-In Kayak Tour at Hartshorne Woods Park

Saturday, June 11, 2016

2-3:30 p.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to available kayaks; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Horseless Carriages - Antique Autos Come to Historic Walnford

Saturday, June 11, 2016

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The horseless carriage comes to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, with a display of pre-1946 automobiles. FREE!
Crochet/Lacemaking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see Dorothy Gratton demonstrate the art of crochet and lacemaking from the Victorian era. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, 2016

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 11 & 12, 2016

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 12, 2016

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Sunday, June 12, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Deep Cut Gardens Open House

Sunday, June 12, 2016

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and enjoy guided tours, lectures, activities, demonstrations, and horticultural advice. FREE!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat; cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Climb Time at the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, June 12, 2016

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). Climbing wall will be near the Visitor Center. FREE!
Pollinator Week at Deep Cut Gardens

Monday-Sunday, June 13-19, 2016

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Stop by Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, for activities, information and resources for children and adults alike on what services pollinators provide, why they need our help, and easy things you can do to support them. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 13, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, June 13, 2016

11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

12:30-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, June 16, 2016

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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 16, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Tatum Park

Thursday, June 16, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Tatum Park, Middletown. 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 8 and up. Meet in parking lot of the Holland Activity Center. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 17, 2016


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 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, June 17, 2016

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Butterfly Walk at Deep Cut Gardens

Friday, June 17, 2016

10:30 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and take a walk to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Discover Disc Golf at Thompson Park

Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by Thompson Park, Lincroft, and try out the mini disc golf course that's been set up. Sign in at the Visitor Center and receive the course map and use of disc. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 18, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, June 18, 2016

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 31

Browse vendors at this outdoor market at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, for the one-of-a-kind item you did not even think you needed.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016

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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Freshwater Fishing Derby at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, June 18, 2016

2-5 p.m.

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, for our annual freshwater fishing derby. Staff will be on hand to show you how to cast and rig your pole. Free hands-on clinics will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fishing pole rentals are available for $5 each. Cost for entering the derby is $25 per family of four or $8 per person. Cash or check only for event day registration.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 19, 2016

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Sunday, June 19, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Freshwater Fishing Derby at Turkey Swamp Park

Sunday, June 19, 2016

2-5 p.m.
732-542-1642, ext. 25

Join us at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, for our annual freshwater fishing derby. Staff will be on hand to show you how to cast and rig your pole. Free hands-on clinics will be available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fishing pole rentals are available for $5 each. Cost for entering the derby is $25 per family of four or $8 per person.
Golf Fore Fun!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1-4 p.m.

Stop by Bel-Aire Golf Course, Wall, and try a variety of nontraditional golf games. Open to all ages. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, June 20, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Monday, June 20, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Pollinator Week at Deep Cut Gardens

Monday-Sunday, June 20-26, 2016

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Drop in at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, for activities, information and resources on what services pollinators provide, why they need our help, and easy things you can do to support them. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, June 20, 2016

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 seine net through the calm waters 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 21, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Popamora Point

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at the Popamora Point section of the Henry Hudson Trail for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters 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 22, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. 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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Ask a Naturalist on the Stonebridge Trail

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10 a.m.

Be sure to bring your questions while exploring the Stonebridge Trail at Charleston Springs Golf Course with our Naturalist. Meet in the trail parking lot. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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 seine net through the calm waters 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!
Make a Fun Fish Print at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

3 p.m.

Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 23, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Popamora Point

Thursday, June 23, 2016

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at the Popamora Point section of the Henry Hudson Trail for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters 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!
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Thursday, June 23, 2016

3 p.m.

Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. We'll paint them and add a magnet. Program begins inside the Bay House and is approximately 45 minutes long. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 24, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, June 24, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Drop-In Kayak Tour at Hartshorne Woods Park

Friday, June 24, 2016

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to available kayaks; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, June 24, 2016

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 seine net through the calm waters 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 Park System Naturalist at Clayton Park

Saturday, June 25, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Davis Station Road parking lot. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 25, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Drop-in Kayak Tour of the Swimming River

Saturday, June 25, 2016

12-1:30 p.m.

Stop by Swimming River Park, Middletown, and join a Park System Naturalist for a guided kayak tour. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers are welcome; all equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2016

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 25 & 26, 2016

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Sunday, June 26, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 26, 2016

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per boat; cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
The Roots of Root Beer at Historic Walnford

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1-4 p.m.

Enjoy thirst quenching history at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, with fun facts about root beer, its connection to the Waln family, and the chance to sample a variety of brews. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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 offering is designed for experienced archers. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 27, 2016


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 1-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, June 27, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, June 27, 2016

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 seine net through the calm waters 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 28, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


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. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per session. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Monthly passes are $40 per person or $75 per family (up to four); season passes are $100 per person and $200 per family (up to four). Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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 seine net through the calm waters 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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