About Us

Public Hearing Scheduled for June 1 for Parkland ROSI Amendment Proposal Along Cr-50 (Swimming River Road) in Tinton Falls.  

Our Mission

The Board of Recreation Commissioners is committed to improving the quality of life of the citizens of Monmouth County by providing open space, park and recreation areas, facilities, programs, and services of the highest quality and to furnishing these recreational and educational opportunities in the most effective, efficient, and economical manner possible. The Board shall pursue this mission in the following ways:

  1. by studying, planning, acquiring, improving, and managing lands of county significance for parks, recreation, conservation, agricultural, and open-space preservation;
  2. by protecting and interpreting natural, historic, and cultural resources of county significance;
  3. by providing recreational facilities, programs, and services to meet the county-wide needs of the citizens of Monmouth County for the recreation and well-being of body, mind, and spirit; and
  4. by implementing this mission in accordance with the Board’s adopted County Park and Recreation Policy and other adopted policies of the Board.


In accordance with New Jersey Public Law 2011, chapter 167, the Board of Recreation Commissioners and the Monmouth County Park System is committed to providing transparent access to information that residents may find helpful.  Information on this page provides detail on the operations of the Park System and the business of the Board.

 2019 Vendor List


Total Acres in Monmouth County: 301,804
Total Acres in County Park System: 17,797
Largest Park (in Acres): Crosswicks Creek Park with 2,349 acres
Total Miles of Park System Trails: 144
Acres Acquired in 2020:  243
Total County Park Visits in 2020: 9,003,396
Park With Highest Visitation in 2020: Manasquan Reservoir with 1,606,842 visits
Total Number of Recreation Programs Offered in 2020: 4,510
Total Number of Program Participants in 2020: 50,085
Full-time Staff: 347

Part-time Staff (seasonal):  499
Total Volunteers: 462

Volunteer Hours in 2020: 9,270 hours

National Accreditation Program

The Monmouth County Park System is proud to have achieved national accreditation status among park and recreation agencies in 1994, 2004 and 2014. Conferred by the National Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies and sanctioned by the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Association, the Monmouth County Park System was the first park & recreation agency in the nation accredited and is one of only 71 such accredited agencies in the nation to have achieved such an honor.

See Our Rules & Regulations.  

Lost and Found

Found items remain in the park for several days. If unclaimed, they are forwarded to the Headquarters Building in Thompson Park, Lincroft. For more info, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4382.

Senior Discounts

Persons ages 65 and older are eligible for golf and other senior discounts.

Telephone Menu 732-842-4000

  • For program and activity reservations, PRESS 1. Have your program number and credit card ready.
  • If using a touch-tone phone and you know the extension, enter the 4 digit number.
  • To see if your program or activity has been cancelled due to weather, call 90 minutes prior to the start of your program and PRESS 6.
  • For Operator assistance, PRESS 0.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The County of Monmouth does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

Andy North, Monmouth County Park System, 805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ. Telephone 732-842-4000, ext. 4262, has been designated by the Board of Recreation Commissioners to be the Park System's Compliance Officer, to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in Section 35.107 of the Department of Justice Regulations.

Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided there under are available from the above named coordinator.

Park Housing Policy Review Committee Report