The Board of Chosen Freeholders has allocated $2 million from the annual Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund for cooperative projects with Monmouth County municipalities. Both land acquisition and development for park, recreation, and open space purposes are eligible for funding.
The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program is a competitive program. The project eligibility and evaluation criteria are described in the Policy and Procedures Manual. Please see below.
Applications for 2017 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities in June 2017.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2016 funding:
North Main Street Acquisition - $125,000
Bradley Cove Acquisition - $250,000
Baltimore Park Improvements - $50,000
Community Pool - Wading/Activity Pool - $200,000
Municipal Complex Splash Park - $200,000
Shrewsbury River Riverfront Park - $100,000
Pocket Park Improvements - Phase 1 - Deerfield Park and Midland Park - $150,000
Highlands Beach Park and Snug Harbor Beach Park Revitalization - Phase 1 - $150,000
Keansburg Bayfront Boardwalk Replacement - $73,000
Scholer Park - Phase VII - $66,000
Town Hall Walking Path Paving - $94,000
Fort Monmouth - Murphy Drive Acquisition - $250,000
Railroad Plaza Open Space Improvements - $125,000
Sylvan Lake Park Improvements - Phase 1 - $161,000
Divine Park Improvements - $200,000
Natco Park Environmental and Restroom Building - $200,000
The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Questions and correspondence should be addressed to the Monmouth County Park System, Acquisition and Design Office, Attn: Open Space Grant Program, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For additional information, please call 732-842-4000, ext 4472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.