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: 

Visit with Santa
Visit with Santa at Historic Longstreet Farm this weekend.

Cookstove Demonstration      
Saturday, December 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.          
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove. FREE!       

Christmas Sing-Along           
Saturday, December 16 from 1-3 p.m.        
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
This holiday season come to the farmhouse and visit with Rick Garland as he plays the piano for an old-fashioned sing-along. FREE!   

Visit with Santa     
Saturday & Sunday, December 16 & 17 from 12-3 p.m.            
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Enjoy an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. Children can visit with Santa, then take a walk to the farmhouse, and have a cup of cider. Be sure to bring your camera. FREE!      

Men's Open Gym Basketball      
Sunday, December 17 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. 

Open Gym at the Rec Center            
Sunday, December 17 from 1:30-3:30 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.

Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our winter issue of the Parks and Programs Guide is available online and in most county parks.  Registration for 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.