Monmouth County Open Space Program

Preserving Open Space in Monmouth County

Monmouth County Open Space Plan   
Municipal Open Space Grant Program
Monmouth County Greentable

Thanks to strong public support and the efforts of the Monmouth County Freeholders and Recreation Commissioners, the Monmouth County Park System now owns and/or manages 17,547 acres in 43 parks and golf courses across the county. The Park System's ultimate goal is to preserve over 20,000 acres to meet the county's park, recreation, conservation, and open space needs of the future. 

Thompson Park, Lincroft

Why such an ambitious plan? 

Because the benefits of open space preservation are many and varied, here are just a few of the things that open space preservation provides:  

  • Healthy natural habitats that support diverse wildlife and enhance your life  
  • Scenic landscapes that make your community special and your commute pleasurable  
  • Open spaces to recreate with your family and friends  
  • Clean air and water  
  • Limits to over-development and urban sprawl  
  • Wisely used resources that contribute to the high quality of life in Monmouth County  

The Monmouth County Park System has a vision for the future, a vision that includes the continued preservation of land that is regionally significant, as well as the creation of a county-wide open space system. You can help make this vision a reality. 
If you or someone you know owns land, there may be an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing effort to preserve open space in Monmouth County. Let us tell you about the advantages of helping the Park System achieve its vision-- now and for generations to come. Call the Park System Land Preservation Office at 732-842-4000, ext. 4306 or send an e- mail to Andy Coeyman

Additional Resources

NJ Green Acres Program:
NJ Conservation Foundation:
Monmouth Conservation Foundation:
NJ Farmland Preservation Program: