Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Felting Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 23, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see the process of felting wool and learn how it was used in garments. FREE!
19th Century Woodworking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 23, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see how 19th century woodworking tools were used to create various items. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 23, 2018

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, June 24, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Roots of Root Beer at Historic Walnford

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1-4 p.m.

Sample a dozen different root beers while learning about entrepreneur Charles Hires and his wife Emma Waln at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Monday, June 25, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 2-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, June 25, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Thursday, June 28, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12:30-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
The Casual Birder at Weltz Park

Thursday, June 28, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Weltz Park, Oakhurst. Meet in the West Park Ave parking area. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Open to ages 11 and up; under 16 with adult. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, June 28-July 1, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, June 28, 2018

4-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Open Pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Friday, June 29, 2018


848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. The Open Pool schedule is as follows: 7:30-9 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 12-8 p.m. Open Swim. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, June 29, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Saturday, June 30, 2018

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
848-456-4278

Enjoy the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Daily, monthly and season swim passes available. Cash or check only.
Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, June 30, 2018

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
732-671-6050

The Monmouth County Park System and Garden State Daylily Growers present Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Daylily displays with experts on hand to answer questions. Come enjoy our large selection of daylilies on the grounds. Admission and parking are free.
Crochet/Lacemaking Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 30, 2018

1-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see Dorothy Gratton demonstrate the art of crochet and lacemaking from the Victorian era. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, June 30, 2018

10:30-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, June 30 & July 1, 2018

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, June 30, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, June 30 & July 1, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Ceramics

Sunday, July 1, 2018

12:30-4:30 p.m.
732-842-4000, ext. 4343

Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Children age 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, July 1, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 1, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 2, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

12-3 p.m.
732-946-3758

Join the staff at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, as they celebrate the holiday with games and contests. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, July 5-8, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Thursday, July 5, 2018

1-2 p.m.

Paddle your way down the river during these kayak nature tours at Swimming River Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided; both single and tandem kayaks available. First come, first served. All tours depart on time. Program limited to twelve participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult.
Enviro-Quest at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Thursday, July 5, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet at the picnic shelter by the basketball courts at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 5, 2018

5-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 6, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Drop-In Kayak Tour of Swimming River

Friday, July 6, 2018

4-5 p.m.

Paddle your way down the river during these kayak nature tours at Swimming River Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided; both single and tandem kayaks available. First come, first served. All tours depart on time. Program limited to twelve participants. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, July 6, 2018

6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Roving Naturalist at Dorbrook Recreation Area

Saturday, July 7, 2018

9 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck. Meet in the soccer field parking lot. We'll discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 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!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 7, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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 at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Threshing Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018

12-2 p.m.
732-946-3758

Take a step back in time and watch an antique threshing machine in action at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 8, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, July 8, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Blacksmith Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, July 8, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 9, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

5-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, July 12-15, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Freneau Woods Park

Thursday, July 12, 2018

11 a.m.

Start in the Visitor Center's parking lot in Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 12, 2018

5-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 13, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Look! I’m Sailing!

Saturday, July 14, 2018


We'll provide the captain, you provide the crew. Sailboats will leave the dock between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Limited number of boats; maximum three people per boat. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. The cost per boat is $25 for 30 minutes, $40 for 1 hour; cash or check only.
Accordion Melodies of the 1890s at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 14, 2018

1-3 p.m.

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and hear music from yesteryear played on an accordion. FREE!
Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 14, 2018

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the out kitchen and see what's cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 14, 2018

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Climb Time at Clayton Park Activity Center

Saturday, July 14, 2018

12-4 p.m.

Head over to Clayton Park Activity Center, Upper Freehold, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Digging Up History at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Come to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, and discover what stories may be unearthed beneath our feet. FREE!
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 15, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, July 15, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Shoot Archery

Sunday, July 15, 2018

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. This is not an instructional clinic and NOT designed for beginners. Open to ages 10 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $10 per person; cash or check only.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 16, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

11 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Center at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453. FREE!
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

5-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
The Casual Birder at Freneau Woods Park

Thursday, July 19, 2018

9 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk at Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen. Meet in the Activity Center parking lot. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy this walk. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. Open to ages 11 and up; under 16 with adult. FREE!
Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. Tours start on the hour. Last tour begins at 3 p.m. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Big Brook Park

Thursday, July 19, 2018

11 a.m.

Meet near the pond in Big Brook Park, Marlboro, and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in nature-related activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 19, 2018

5-7 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Fall Parks & Programs Guide Released

Friday, July 20, 2018


See what we have planned for September, October & November in our latest Parks & Programs Guide. To receive a copy, sign up online or call 732-842-4000 ext. 4313. Information can also be viewed online. Program registration starts Wednesday, August 8.
Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 20, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. Discover a variety of fish, crabs, and other sea creatures as we pull a seine net through the calm waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Closed-toe shoes are required. Meet on the beach near the park entrance. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. Weather permitting. FREE!
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

1-4 p.m.
609-259-6275

See the 19th century gristmill in action at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 21, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
732-751-9453

These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child, age 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Seabrook-Wilson House Open

Sunday, July 22, 2018

1-4 p.m.
732-787-3033, ext. 2#

Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!
Open Gym at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 22, 2018

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
848-456-4278

Stop by the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls, and 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.
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