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 2021 application information: 


The Board of County Commissioners selected the following projects for 2020 funding:

Township of Millstone
Millstone Park Phase II Improvements  - $250,000.00 

Borough of Eatontown   
Wampum Park - Site and ADA Upgrades  - $50,000.00

Borough of Sea Girt   
Edgemere Park - Phase I - $20,000.00

Township of Wall  
Community Park South - Phase II - $125,000.00

Borough of Sea Bright   
Shrewsbury Riverfront Park - Phase II - $80,000.00

Borough of Lake Como   
Lake Como - Passive Recreation Improvements - $200,000.00

Borough of Atlantic Highlands   
Many Mind Park Improvements - $85,000.00

Borough of Spring Lake Heights   
Shore Road Park Improvements - $125,000.00

Township of Holmdel   
Allocco Park Playground Improvements - $200,000.00

Township of Neptune   
Sunshine Village Park -  Pump Track - $250,000.00

Borough of Tinton Falls   
Liberty Park - Dog Park Improvements - $127,000.00

Township of Shrewsbury   
Improvements to Eloise Nagel Park - $115,000.00

Borough of Manasquan   
Curtis & Skokus Park Playgrounds - Phase I - $90,000.00

Borough of Oceanport   
Community Center Park Improvements - $150,000.00

Borough of Avon   
Recreation Facility Improvements - $15,000.00

Borough of Neptune City   
Adams Field Improvements - $250,000.00

Borough of Interlaken   
Bridelmere Park Improvements - $175,000.00

Borough of Spring Lake   
Lake Como Improvements - $200,000.00

Borough of West Long Branch   
Owen Farm, Franklin Lake, Sorrentino and Ronan Shirvanian Park Improvements - $175,000.00

City of Asbury Park   
Sunset Lake & Springwood Avenue Parks Improvements - $250,000.00

Borough of Freehold    
Liberty Park Improvements - $250,000.00

City of Long Branch   
Lake Takanassee Beautification - $40,000.00

Borough of Allentown   
George Ashby Memorial Park Phase II - $125,000.00

TOTAL    $3,347,000.00

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: