Summer Activities

Enjoy summer at a county park. Warm weather activities include:

Guarded Swimming

lifeguards at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch      

Beach open for guarded swimming weekends (including Memorial Day) starting May 25 and daily starting June 15  
The beach is open for guarded swimming weekends only (including Memorial Day) May 25- June 9; and daily June 15 through Labor Day. Guarded swimming hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weather and conditions permitting. See details.


Open Swim at the Fort 
Fort Monmouth Recreation Area
, Tinton Falls 

pool at the fort


Pool Season runs Saturday, May 25-Monday, September 2.  
Cool off this summer in our 3,500 sq. ft. swimming pool! Season and monthly passes are currently available for purchase and daily passes will be available. See details. 

Early Bird Workout - Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m. Get a workout by swimming our lap lanes.

Questions? Call the Pool House at 732-440-4179.



Tee off this summer at one of the Park System golf courses. Whether you’re just getting started or are an old pro, the Park System has a golf course that’s sure to be a perfect match. Choose among Bel-Aire, Wall; Charleston Springs, Millstone; Hominy Hill, Colts Neck; Howell Park, Howell; Pine Brook, Manalapan; and Shark River, Neptune. 

Boat Rentals  

Kayaking at the Reservoir

Boat rentals are available at the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell; Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold; and on select weekends in Thompson Park, Lincroft.  Find out more

Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir    

Boat Tour

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife including turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and perhaps a bald eagle. Life-jackets are required. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, 12 and under. Please call 732-751-9453 to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center. See schedule

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