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:  

Join our Roving Naturalist at Freneau Woods Park.

Roving Naturalist       
Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m.     
Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen
Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk and discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is a 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. FREE!           

Open Shoot Archery
Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.         
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft
Join us for this open shoot designed for experienced archers. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.

Cookstove Demonstration         
Saturday, March 25 from 12:30-3 p.m.      
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Watch the farm staff fire up the cookstove and prepare a dish as it would have been done in the 1890s. FREE!       

Wood Turtles         
Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26 at 1 p.m.        
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Meet one of the Environmental Center’s woods turtles. FREE!   

Men's Open Gym Basketball 
Sunday, March 26 from 8-10 a.m.         
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person per session; cash or check only.

Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our spring and camp/swim issues of the Parks and Programs Guide are available online and in most county parks. Registration for the spring and camp/swim issues 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 that 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.