This Weekend in the Parks

What is our recipe for fun? Beautiful parks, great activities and you! Interested? Here's what's planned for this weekend: 

Climbing Wall at Clayton Park
Challenge yourself on our portable climbing wall at the Clayton Park Activity Center
this Saturday.

Cookstove Demonstration   
Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove. FREE!     

Climb Time    
Saturday, October 20 from 1-5 p.m.     
Clayton Park Activity Center, Upper Freehold
Try our 25’ portable climbing wall. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). Weather permitting. FREE!   

Open Gym at the Rec Center    
Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.     
Sunday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.            
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center
, Tinton Falls
Play basketball in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! Our lobby table games including air hockey and ping pong will be available as well. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day; cash or check only.

Historic Battery Lewis Tours
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Rocky Point section, Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands
Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. Open for tours every week, Friday-Sunday until October 28.  FREE! 

Mill Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21
from 1-4 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century gristmill in action. Weekend and holiday demonstrations run through November. FREE!

Seabrook-Wilson House - Open     
Sunday, October 20 from 1-4 p.m.    
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. Open Sunday afternoons through October.  FREE!     

Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our fall issue of the Parks and Programs Guide is available online and in most county parks.  Registration is underway and accepted online; by phone at 732-842-4000, ext. 1; or in person at Park System Headquarters in Thompson Park, Lincroft.  

For more information on any of these activities or parks, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Please note:

  • Our outdoor offerings are weather dependent. Before heading out, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 6, to see if the activity you're interested in has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  
  • It is understood and agreed that park visitors and participants in Monmouth County Park System programs, activities, and events may have their names and pictures used, without fee, in broadcast, telecast, and print media accounts for promotional and publicity purposes.