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:  

Enjoy a boat tour of the Manasquan Reservoir this weekend.

Fishy Fun - Brook Trout Send Off               
Saturday, May 28 from 1-3 p.m.          
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Enjoy some fun fishy crafts and nature movies. Afterward, help us feed the trout for the last time before we release them into the river. FREE!

Drop-in Kayak Tour of the Swimming River        
Saturday, May 28 from 12:30-3 p.m.       
Swimming River Park, Middletown
Join a Park System Naturalist for this guided kayak tour. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers are welcome; all equipment is provided. Both single and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The cost is $25 per person; cash or check only.

Felting Demonstration            
Saturday, May 28 from 1-3 p.m.            
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
See how the process of felting wool can be used in garments during this demonstration. FREE!       

Open Gym at the Rec Center          
Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.          
Sunday, May 29 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.         
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Have fun in our climate controlled, indoor gymnasium! We’ll have play equipment available as well as the table games in our lobby. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The cost is $5 per person per day.

Mill Demonstration             
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29 from 1-4 p.m.             
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century gristmill in action. FREE!        

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir         
Saturday-Monday, May 28-30 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.       
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
These 45-minute tours are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.

Seabrook-Wilson House Tours          
Sunday, May 29 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. FREE!            
You can also: 

Our Summer and Camp/Swim issues of the Program Directory are currently 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.