Urban Recreation


Big Brook Park  
521 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746     
732-834-9606 (Phone)      
732-834-9608 (Fax)    

Archery at Big Brook The Monmouth County Park System established the Urban Recreation Division in 1985 in an effort to provide recreational opportunities to qualified county residents at a lower cost. In order to make these recreational services available, the Monmouth County Park System initiated the Recreation Assistance Program (RAP) to meet the recreational needs of residents who are unable to pay the established program fees.

The Urban Recreation Division prides itself on accommodating all RAP participants to ensure a quality, safe, and positive experience. The division provides year-round services that include Mobile Recreation (Sept-June), field days, recreation support at local community events and a week-long adventure-based camp.Fishing at Big Brook

In 2016, the Urban Recreation Division expanded its services by relocating to Big Brook Park seeking to provide recreational opportunities that normally cannot be offered outside a park system facility to qualified RAP participants. New program offerings include archery, zip-lining, group swimming and more.

For more information about the Recreation Assistance Program, please contact the Urban Recreation Division at 732-834-9606.

games at the Coastal Activity Center

Coastal Activity Center   

Using leased space at 605 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, the Coastal Activity Center provides quality after school recreation programs for elementary school-age (grades K-5) children on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 3-6 p.m. For more information, please call 732-460-1167, ext. 21.

Learn more about our afterschool program.  
(posted 1/2018)

Paddling Boating at Turkey Swamp Park during an overnight camping trip

Extreme Team

A week-long adventure-based camp, Extreme Team brings middle school students from urban communities to various county parks to learn about recreational opportunities. Over an eight-week period, each urban municipality is provided with a minimum of two weeks of camp for 10 campers. 

Extreme Team 2017Schedule & What to Bring