Municipal Open Space Grant Program

The Board of County Commissioners has allocated $2 million from the annual Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund for cooperative projects with Monmouth County municipalities. Both land acquisition and development for park, recreation, and open space purposes are eligible for funding.

The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program is a competitive program. The project eligibility and evaluation criteria are described in the Policy and Procedures Manual. Please see below.

As of the 2021 grant round, the program is allowing for the option of electronic application submission. Hard copy application submission will also continue to be accepted. Please click below for 2022 application information: 


The Board of County Commissioners selected the following projects for 2021 funding:

Township of Millstone
Clarksburg Cultural Center Phase III - $150,000
Township of Colts Neck
Improvements to Laird Road Recreation Center and Five Points Park - $140,000
Township of Wall
Pickleball Courts at Camp Evans - $134,000
Borough of Eatontown  
Nicodemus Park Splash Pad Project - $48,000
Borough of Fair Haven   
Spagnuolo Property Acquisition - $250,000  
Borough of Bradley Beach   
ADA Park Improvements at Lake Terrace Park - $70,000   
Borough of Oceanport   
Pickleball Court and Community Garden Project - $53,000  
Borough of Highlands   
Snug Harbor Skate Park Project - $200,000  
Borough of Manasquan   
Improvements to Curtis Park Phase II - $150,000  
Borough of Keyport   
2021 Park Improvement Project - $140,000   
Township of Middletown  
McMahon Park Improvements Project - $200,000   
Township of Aberdeen  
Cambridge Park Improvements - $150,000   
Borough of Monmouth Beach   
Griffin Park Improvements - $100,000   
Borough of Neptune City   
Improvements to Adams Field Phase II - $200,000   
Borough of Atlantic Highlands  
2022 Open Space Acquisition - $250,000   
Township of Hazlet   
North Hazlet Community Park - $250,000   
Township of Holmdel   
Pedestrian & Bikeway Plan Phase 1 - $114,000   
Borough of Red Bank   
Various Park Improvements Phase III - $100,000
Borough of Freehold   
Various Park Improvements - $117,000
TOTAL   $2.816 million

The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners. Questions and correspondence should be addressed to the Monmouth County Park System, Acquisition and Design Office, Attn: Open Space Grant Program, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For additional information, please call 732-609-4751 or email

    Grant Closeout Documents for Park Development Projects: