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 for an informal nature walk.

Roving Naturalist             
Saturday, October 21 at 9 a.m.          
Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck - Meet in the Matthews Road parking lot.
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 is not a deterrent. FREE!

Accordion Melodies of the 1890s    
Saturday, October 21 from 1-3 p.m.         
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!      

Open Gym at the Rec Center
Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday, October 22 from 10:30 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, October 21 & 22 from 1-4 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century gristmill in action. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball       
Sunday, October 22 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.

Climb Time                
Sunday, October 22 from 1-5 p.m.           
Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen        
Try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!     

Seabrook-Wilson House Tours      
Sunday, October 22 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!      
    

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.