Youngsters enjoying Park System summer camp experience through Urban Recreation

Mission Statement

To provide recreational opportunities to residents of Monmouth County municipalities that meet the criteria of N.J.S.A.52:27D-178 for eligibility for the Municipal (Urban) Aid Program, as determined by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

About Urban Recreation

For over 20 years, the Park System has provided a sampling of recreation programs to local community centers through our Recreation Assistance Program and Mobile Recreation units. 

Youngsters touring Historic Longstreet Farm

Recreation Assistance Program

This program was initiated in 1985 to meet the recreational needs of county residents who are unable to pay the established program fees. Through RAP, the Park System is able to offer cultural, history, and nature programs to organized groups of children and adults at discounted prices.

Concert at Shark River Park

Mobile Recreation

The Mobile Recreation unit is a year-round free service that brings sports, games, and arts and crafts activities to locations within urban communities. Park System leaders arrive in a uniquely identifiable van and offer neighborhood children the opportunity to play organized sports, exercise, and socialize while participating in a positive group activity.  

 

games at the Coastal Activity Center

 

Coastal Activity Center

Using leased space at 605 Asbury Ave, 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, 3-6pm. For more information about Urban Recreation, please call 848-456-4278, ext 8#. 

Trying his hand at golf

SAT (Saturday Adventure Trips)

Designed for middle school (grades 6, 7 & 8) students, the Outdoor Opportunities program provides recreational activities such as in-line skating, kayaking, and fishing. See our schedule for January-June 2014.

 

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 Schedule & "What to Bring" List