Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, May 25, 2018

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.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday-Monday, May 26-28, 2018

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2018

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. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, May 26, 2018

9 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday-Monday, May 26-28, 2018

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, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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 Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, May 27, 2018

10:30 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.
Decoration Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Monday, May 28, 2018

12-3 p.m.

Join in the celebration as the staff of Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, enjoys an old-fashioned Decoration Day. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

11:30 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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Perrineville Lake Park

Thursday, May 31, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone. Meet in the Agress Road parking area. 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. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, May 31, 2018

11:30 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

Friday, June 1, 2018


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 3:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Superb Summer Saunter at Huber Woods Park

Friday, June 1, 2018

3-4:30 p.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Huber Woods Park, Middletown. Meet in the Environmental Center parking lot. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, June 1, 2018

6:30 p.m. & 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, age 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
2018 Horse Show - Special People United to Ride (SPUR)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come to the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Lincroft, and join us for a fun day as the riders of Special People United to Ride (SPUR) showcase their talents. FREE!
Smocking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018

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

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

Saturday, June 2, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Bayshore Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 2, 2018

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Held at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, this derby requires participants to supply their own fishing poles, tackle and bait. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish caught in three different age categories, see derby rules for more information. Only fishing from the beach is allowed. The cost is $8 per person; $4 per additional person. Walk-ins are welcome. Cash or check only on site.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018

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, age 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 Ceramics

Sunday, June 3, 2018

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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, June 3, 2018

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!
Climb Time at Freneau Woods Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 4, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 7, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Concert in the Park

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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. This concert ensemble is comprised of experienced and dedicated musicians ranging from high school students to senior citizens. The concert features selections from popular music and show tunes. Indoor seating available or bring your lawn chairs. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 8, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Superb Summer Saunter at Clayton Park

Friday, June 8, 2018

3-4:30 p.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road parking lot. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018

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. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Antique Auto Display at Historic Walnford

Saturday, June 9, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See pre-WWII automobiles on display at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. Weather permitting. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018

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 9 & 10, 2018

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, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Deep Cut Gardens Open House

Sunday, June 10, 2018

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and enjoy garden tours and horticultural activities. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, June 10, 2018

1-3 p.m.

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

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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, June 11, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Find Your Path in Volunteering

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Come to the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, and learn about the many unique opportunities the Volunteer In Parks Program has to offer. Open to ages 14 & up.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 14, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 15, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Superb Summer Saunter at Holmdel Park

Friday, June 15, 2018

3-4:30 p.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Meet in the Ramanessin section parking lot. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 2018

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

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Roving Naturalist at Clayton Park

Saturday, June 16, 2018

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Clayton Park, Upper Freehold. Meet in the Emley’s Hill Road 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 is not a deterrent. FREE!
Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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. Admission and parking are free.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 16, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 16, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 2018

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 16, 2018

2-5 p.m.

Join us at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, for our annual freshwater fishing derby. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three different categories. Fishing pole rentals available on a first come, first served basis, limited equipment. The cost is $5 per pole. A container of worms included with each registration. The cost is $25 per family of 4; $8 per person. Walk-ins are welcome (cash or check only on site).
Open Shoot Archery

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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 is not an instructional clinic and NOT designed for beginners. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 2018

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, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Look! I’m Sailing!

Sunday, June 17, 2018


We'll provide the captain, you provide the crew. Sailboats will leave the dock between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Limited number of boats; maximum three people per boat. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. The cost per boat is $25 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour; cash or check only.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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 17, 2018

2-5 p.m.

Join us at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold, for our annual freshwater fishing derby. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three different categories. Fishing pole rentals available on a first come, first served basis, limited equipment. The cost is $5 per pole. A container of worms included with each registration. The cost is $25 per family of 4; $8 per person. Walk-ins are welcome (cash or check only on site).
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 18, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 21, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Nature Lecture Series: Sharks and Shark Bites

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7-8 p.m.

Come to the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, for this talk by a Park System Naturalist and learn about the history and ecology of local sharks as well as why they are important to protect. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 22, 2018


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 4-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Superb Summer Saunter at Tatum Park

Friday, June 22, 2018

3-4:30 p.m.

Engage your curiosity as you explore the trails with a Park System Naturalist in Tatum Park, Middletown. Meet in the Holland Activity Center parking lot. FREE!
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