Municipal Open Space Grant Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders 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.

Applications for 2016 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities in May 2016.  The 2016 filing deadline is Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2015 funding:

  • Aberdeen Twp.               
    Veterans' Memorial Park Improvements - Phase I  $250,000
  • Holmdel Twp.   
    Cross Farms Park Improvements  $137,000
  • Keyport Boro    
    Main Street Park Development  $204,000
  • Little Silver Boro              
    Improvement to Borough Fields  $121,000             
  • Manalapan Twp.             
    Holiday Lake Park Pavilion  $13,000
  • Manasquan Boro            
    Mallard Park Improvements - Phase 2  $39,000
  • Middletown Twp.           
    Croydon Hall Synthetic Turf Field  $201,000
  • Millstone Twp
    Clarksburg MEC-CRC
    Historic Preservation Project - Phase 1  $250,000
  • Neptune Twp.  
    Loffredo Field Improvements  $250,000
  • Red Bank Boro 
    Mohawk Pond and East Side Park Improvements  $223,000
  • Rumson Boro    
    Piping Rock Park Improvements - Phase 2  $137, 000
  • Wall Twp.           
    Municipal Complex Basketball Court  $175,000

The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. 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 732-842-4000, ext 4472 or email