Community Recreation


Philosophy

The Monmouth County Park System is committed to providing high quality, unique, recreation programming for all Monmouth County citizens, regardless of their financial status. To achieve this goal, the RecAssist for Groups Program was initiated to meet the needs of county residents who are unable to pay the established program fees.

Our Mission

The Community Recreation Division was established to provide outreach to community members and develop partnerships with qualifying local agencies with at least 85% of their participants being eligible for financial assistance. These relationships enable us to introduce more community members to the unique benefits of participating in recreation programs, enjoying park facilities and features, and spending time in nature. It is our wish to provide positive experiences leading to fond memories that last a lifetime!

What We Do

The Monmouth County Park System is proud to offer group programming that creates opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in team building, and enhance critical thinking. We strive to assist people of all ages and abilities to develop a deeper appreciation of recreation and the natural world. Agencies can select programs from our RecAssist for Groups Booklet or collaborate with our team in planning and facilitating a special event.

Partner With Us

Interested agencies are encouraged to call the Community Recreation Division to discuss eligibility requirements and program opportunities: 732-834-9606, ext. 1#. We are located at Big Brook Park in Marlboro, home to a portion of the Henry Hudson Trail, an outdoor pool, and other exciting outdoor recreation facilities.

RecAssist for Groups Booklet


Field Day at Big Brook

Summer Camp

Community Recreation provides a week-long adventure-based camp called Wild Adventures Travel Camp. This camp travels throughout the county to a variety of parks where campers can experience a wide array of recreational activities. Over a six-week period, eligible municipalities are provided with a week of adventure camp for middle-schoolers, in addition to a three-week mentorship program, Camp Academy, for two high schoolers from the same district. These programs are offered with the support of the Monmouth County Friends of the Parks.  

Extreme Team

Coastal Activity Center After School Program

In addition to the above programs, the Monmouth County Park System offers an after school program at the Coastal Activity Center. The program provides quality recreational activities for elementary school-age (grades K-5) children on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m. For more information, please call 732-460-1167, ext. 21. Throughout the year, the Monmouth County Friends of the Parks fund trips, parties and programs for this program.  See our 2022 flyer.

Fun at the Coastal Activity Center