Monmouth County Park System Calendar of Events

Enviro-Quest at Shark River Park

Thursday, July 2, 2015

2 p.m.

Start in the main parking lot at Shark River Park, Wall, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 2, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 3, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 3, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Friday, July 3, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, July 4, 2015

11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy, we’ll be inside. FREE!
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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!
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness at Historic Walnford

Saturday & Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015

1-4 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. We'll have a variety of historical activities available for young and old to “pursue happiness” this weekend. FREE!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, July 4 & 5, 2015

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, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 4, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per boat; cash or check only.
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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!
Music Man Rich Marzec at Historic Longstreet Farm

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and enjoy piano music from the 1890s. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 5, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 6, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, July 6, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 1-2 p.m. Senior Lap, and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park

Monday, July 6, 2015

1-2:30 p.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to 16 participants; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2-3:30 p.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to 16 participants; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Make a Fun Fish Print at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Make a colorful fish print of a rubber sea star, flounder, skate and more at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

3-6 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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Lap, 12-1 p.m. Lunch Laps, and 12:30-2:30 & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Seashell Painting at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Thursday, July 9, 2015

3-3:45 p.m.

Bring your own shells or use ours for this craft at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 9, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Lap, 12-1 p.m. Lunch Laps, and 12:30-2:30 & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Crosswicks Creek Park

Friday, July 10, 2015

8 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the parking lot. FREE!
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 10, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Thompson Park

Friday, July 10, 2015

11 a.m.

Start in the Old Orchard parking lot in Thompson Park, Lincroft, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 10, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Lap, 12-1 p.m. Lunch Laps, and 12:30-2:30 & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, July 11, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.
732-751-9453

Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Climb Time at Shark River Park

Saturday, July 11, 2015

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Head over to Shark River Park, Wall, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). FREE!
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12, 2015

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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Threshing Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday & Sunday, July 11-12, 2015

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!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 11, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-11 a.m. Early Bird Workout and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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 12, 2015

1-3 p.m.

Come see what the Blacksmith is making in his workshop at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 12, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 1-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 13, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Deep Cut Gardens

Monday, July 13, 2015

2 p.m.

Start in the parking lot at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, July 13, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 1-2 p.m. Senior Laps, and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Laps, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Butterfly Walk at Sunnyside Recreation Area

Thursday, July 16, 2015

10 a.m.

Join a Park System Naturalist at Sunnyside Recreation Area, Lincroft, and head outside to identify butterflies. Walk may be a mile or more. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 16, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Laps, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 17, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 17, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Senior Laps, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Fish Prints - Nature Program at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015

1-3 p.m.
732-751-9453

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and make a fish print to take home. FREE!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2015

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, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 18, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 19, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 1-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park

Monday, July 20, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.

Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Program limited to 16 participants; first come, first served. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person; cash or check only. Note: The kayak launch system is off a bulkhead. Participants must be physically fit and able to easily bend down and rotate their body to get in and out of the kayak. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for a single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel a tour.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 20, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Climb Time at Thompson Park

Monday, July 20, 2015

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft, and try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). Meet on the lawn in front of the theater barn. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, July 20, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 1-2 p.m. Senior Laps, and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Monmouth County Fair

Wednesday-Sunday, July 22-26, 2015


732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Hours are 5-11 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday; 3-11 p.m. on Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday for this annual event held at East Freehold Showground, Freehold. Admission is $8 per person.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Enviro-Quest at Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2 p.m.

Start in the Visitor Center parking lot at Manasquan Reservoir, Middletown, 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!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

3-6 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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird and 12-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 23, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 12-2:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Roving Park System Naturalist at Holmdel Park

Friday, July 24, 2015

8 a.m.
732-872-2670

Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the Longstreet Farm parking lot. FREE!
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 24, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 24, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 12-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2015

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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
What's that Smell? - Nature Program at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2015

11 a.m.
732-751-9453

Come to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and discover some of the scents that Mother Nature has to offer. FREE!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, July 25 & 26, 2015

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, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Saturday, July 25, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Early Bird and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir

Sunday, July 26, 2015

9:30-11 a.m.
732-751-9453

Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Meet at the Environmental Center. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House

Sunday, July 26, 2015

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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Sunday, July 26, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Monday, July 27, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Monday, July 27, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird, 1-2 p.m. Senior Laps, and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman's Cove

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Boat Tours at the Manasquan Reservoir

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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, 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 Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 9-10 a.m. Senior Laps and 12-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Thursday, July 30, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 12-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Open Shoot Archery

Thursday, July 30, 2015

5-8 p.m.

Join us for this open shoot at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. All equipment is provided. No outside equipment permitted. There is limited instruction during this program open to ages 8 and up (under 18 with adult). Cost is $8 per person; cash or check only.
Enviro-Quest at Sunnyside Recreation Area

Friday, July 31, 2015

11 a.m.

Start in the parking lot at Sunnyside Recreation Area, Lincroft, 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!
Free Summer Seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth for this hands-on nature program. We’ll use our 30’ seining net to discover what’s living in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. After identifying the creatures, we’ll release them back into the water. Meet on the beach. Weather permitting. FREE!
Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center

Friday, July 31, 2015


848-456-4278

Stay cool and active this summer in the pool at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Today's schedule is as follows: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Early Bird and 12-2:30 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. Family Swim. Our Open Swim fees are $5 per person, $15 per family of four. Costs are per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Drop-In Surprise Story Time at Deep Cut Gardens

Saturday, August 1, 2015

11-11:45 a.m.
732-671-6050

Join us for story time at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at the Horticultural Center's entrance that leads to the secret spot. If it’s rainy, we’ll be inside. FREE!
You Can Sail at the Manasquan Reservoir

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Drop by the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, and see if sailing is for you. The Park System will provide the captain, you provide the crew. Limited number of boats are available; maximum three people per boat. Sailors age 8 and up welcome with an adult. Sailboats leave dock by the Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per boat; cash or check only.
Meet the Pine Snake at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015

1 p.m.

Head over to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, and learn about the fascinating pine snake. FREE!
Penny Rug Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and see this demonstration. FREE!
Mill Demonstration

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015

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

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

Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015

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, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
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