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:

See if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla! 

Open Gym at the Rec Center  
Saturday, April 20 from 9 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.

Roving Golfzilla   
Saturday, April 20 from 12-3 p.m.   
Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell
See if you can hit golf balls through the hands, feet, or mouth of Golfzilla. All are welcome. This is a non-instructional offering, however, if needed we will teach you the very basics of the golf swing. All equipment is provided. Weather permitting. FREE!   

Accordion Melodies of the 1890s 
Saturday, April 20 from 1-3 p.m.    
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!   

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


Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our Spring and Summer Camps & Swim Lessons issues of the Parks and Programs Guide are available online and in most county parks.  Registration is underway for both issues and is 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.