Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Monmouth County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31, 2016


732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Enjoy the old-fashioned fun of this country fair, including 4-H exhibits, amusement rides, entertainment, fireworks, home and garden competitions, and other special attractions at this five-day event at East Freehold Showgrounds.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, July 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 day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 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!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 29, 2016

4-5:30 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.
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 29, 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.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Holmdel Park

Saturday, July 30, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Ramanessin Trail parking area. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, July 30, 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 day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 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.
Fantastic Frogs at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2016

1 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and learn about frogs that live in our area. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 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, July 30 & 31, 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, July 31, 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 day. Monthly and season swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, July 31, 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!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, August 1, 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 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 1, 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, August 2, 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 3-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 2, 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!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Popamora Point

Tuesday, August 2, 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

Tuesday, August 2, 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.
Ask a Naturalist at Big Brook Park

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2 p.m.

Be sure to bring your questions while exploring Big Brook Park, Marlboro, with our Naturalist. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Fall Program Registration Begins

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Registration for spring programs begins at 8 a.m. online, in-person at Thompson Park Headquarters, Lincroft, or by calling 732-842-4000 ext 1.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, August 3, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 3, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 3, 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.
Make a Fun Fish Print at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 3, 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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

Thursday, August 4, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Clayton Park

Thursday, August 4, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. 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 main parking lot. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Popamora Point

Thursday, August 4, 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, August 4, 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, August 5, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 5, 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!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, August 5, 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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 5, 2016

4-5:30 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.
Enviro-Quest at Turkey Swamp Park

Friday, August 5, 2016

2 p.m.

Start in the parking lot nearest the Shelter Building at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, August 5, 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.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Weltz Park

Saturday, August 6, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Weltz Park, Oakhurst, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the main parking lot. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, August 6, 2016


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 12:30-6 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, August 6, 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!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Penny Rug Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 6, 2016

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the art of penny rug making in action. FREE!
Potato Harvest at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016

12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758

Come to Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and help the staff bring in the crop and dig some potatoes to take home for your own family. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 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, August 7, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Butterfly Walk at Deep Cut Gardens

Sunday, August 7, 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!
Open Ceramics

Sunday, August 7, 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. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Edible History - Ice Cream at Historic Walnford

Sunday, August 7, 2016

3-4 p.m.

Learn a little of the history of this cooling summer time treat as you help us crank, and then consume, several ice cream flavors made from 19th century recipes. Meet by the ice house at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, August 7, 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!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, August 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 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 8, 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, August 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 3-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 9, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 9, 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, August 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 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 10, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, August 10, 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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

Thursday, August 11, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Enviro-Quest at Dobrook Recreation Area

Thursday, August 11, 2016

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot near the basketball courts at Dobrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, August 12, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 12, 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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, August 12, 2016

4-5:30 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.
Climb Time at Thompson Park

Friday, August 12, 2016

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, (by Filly Run parking lot) 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). FREE!
Ask a Naturalist at Turkey Swamp Park

Friday, August 12, 2016

9 a.m.

Be sure to bring your questions while exploring Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, with our Naturalist. Meet at the Shelter Building. FREE!
Discover Disc Golf at Thompson Park

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 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, August 13, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Drop-In Kayak Tour at Hartshorne Woods Park

Saturday, August 13, 2016

4-5:30 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.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 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.
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, August 13, 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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 2016

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

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Vintage Baseball: Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club vs N.Y. Mutuals

Saturday, August 13, 2016

12-2:30 p.m.

See how one of America's favorite pastimes started when Monmouth Furnance Base Ball Club (formerly known as the Bog Iron Boys)and the N.Y. Mutuals come to Holmdel Park, Holmdel, to play vintage baseball. Players will be dressed in uniforms appropriate to the time period and use rules from the 19th century. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14, 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, August 14, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, August 14, 2016

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, August 14, 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, August 14, 2016

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

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

Monday, August 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 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 15, 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!
Enviro-Quest at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 15, 2016

2 p.m.

Start in the parking lot of the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, August 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 3-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 16, 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, August 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 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 17, 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!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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

Thursday, August 18, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Hominy Hill Golf Course

Thursday, August 18, 2016

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. 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 Matthews Road parking lot. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, August 19, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 19, 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!
Golf Fore Fun!

Friday, August 19, 2016

4-7 p.m.

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

Saturday, August 20, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Big Brook Park

Saturday, August 20, 2016

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Big Brook Park, Marlboro, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the main parking lot. FREE!
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, August 20, 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.
Drop-In Kayak Tour at Hartshorne Woods Park

Saturday, August 20, 2016

9:30-11 a.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.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 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, August 20 & 21, 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, August 21, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Smocking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration. FREE!
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, August 21, 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!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, August 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 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, August 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!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, August 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 3-8 p.m. Open Swim. The cost is $7 per person, $20 per family (up to four). Costs are per day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, August 23, 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!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Popamora Point

Tuesday, August 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!
Make a Fun Fish Print at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Tuesday, August 23, 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

Wednesday, August 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 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!
Enviro-Quest at Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot of the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, August 24, 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 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

Thursday, August 25, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Butterfly Walk at the Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, August 25, 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!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Popamora Point

Thursday, August 25, 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!
Nature Lecture Series: Sea Turtles Swim Near Monmouth County

Thursday, August 25, 2016

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist. Discussion focuses on sea turtles that can be found in our local waters including loggerheads, leatherbacks, greens, and Kemp’s ridley. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, August 26, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, August 26, 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 Shoot Archery

Friday, August 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

Saturday, August 27, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 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.
Fish Prints at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 2016

12-2 p.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and make a fish print. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28, 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, August 27 & 28, 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, August 28, 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 day. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center. Cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Tours

Sunday, August 28, 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!
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