Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, February 23, 2017

11:30 a.m.-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.
Nature Lecture Series: Introduction to the Seals of Monmouth County

Thursday, February 23, 2017

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this presentation that focuses on the behavior of the various species of seals that call local waters home, where they come from, where to find them on our shoreline and how we can protect seals from human disturbances and threats. FREE!
Summer Camps & Swim Lessons Guide Released

Friday, February 24, 2017


See the camps and swim lesson we have planned for summer in our latest Parks & Programs Guide. To receive a copy, sign up online or call 732-842-4000 ext. 4313. Information can also be viewed online. Registration begins 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, February 24, 2017

8 a.m.-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.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Thompson Park

Saturday, February 25, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Thompson Park, Lincroft. Meet in the Marlu Lake area parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, February 27, 2017

11:30 a.m.-3 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, February 28, 2017

8 a.m.-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.
The Casual Birder at the Manasquan Reservoir

Thursday, March 2, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell. Meet in front of the Visitor Center's bait shop. 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. FREE!
Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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

Join us for a reading from a nature or garden-related book 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 4-7. FREE!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017

11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a reading of "Horton Hatches the Egg" and a craft in honor of the author's birthday. Held at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell. FREE!
Summer Camp/Swim Registrations Begins

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Registration for the Summer Camp/Swim issue begins at 12 p.m. online and by phone - 732-842-4000 ext. 1.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, March 5, 2017

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 age 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.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Big Brook Park

Saturday, March 11, 2017

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk in Big Brook Park, Marlboro. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. FREE!
Seashore Scientist at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Saturday, March 11, 2017

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Explore different aspects of oceanography through interactive discussions and hands-on experiments at the Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch. FREE!
E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon

Sunday, March 12, 2017

8:30 a.m. start

This 13.1-mile race starts at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Race-day registration accepted starting at 7 a.m.
Backyard Birding

Sunday, March 12, 2017

10:30 a.m.

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and discover how putting up feeders and creating a welcoming environment can attract many different bird species. We’ll also talk about identifying common feeder birds and using these observations to help pick out other species you may encounter in the field. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, March 12, 2017

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Camp Options for Children with Special Needs

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

7-8:30 p.m.
732-460-1167, ext. 24

Come to the Dorbrook Recreation Area Activity Center, Colts Neck, and find out which Park System camps best fit your child’s needs and interests. Learn what supports are available and how our inclusion process works. Program is free and pre-registration is not required, but recommended.
The Casual Birder at Thompson Park

Thursday, March 16, 2017

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Thompson Park, Lincroft. Meet in the Marlu Lake parking lot. 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. FREE!
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