What is our recipe for fun? Beautiful parks, great activities and you! Interested? Here’s what's planned for this weekend: 


Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market
Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck
Stop by and browse our vendors at this outdoor market to find that one-of-a-kind item you never realized you had to have! Want to become a vendor? Download more information and an application here.

Thompson Park Canoe Rentals
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on picturesque Marlu Lake. All equipment is provided; a limited number of canoes are available. Cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours; cash or check only please.

Discover Disc Golf
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Ages 7 and up (under 18 with adult) will have a blast seeing how many throws it takes to hear the "cling" of the goal. Check in at the Visitor Center for your course map. FREE!

Snakes of Monmouth County
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 at 1 p.m.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Join a Park System Naturalist to learn about a variety of snakes found in Monmouth County. FREE!

Mill Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 from 1-4 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century mill in action. FREE!

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
These 45-minute tours are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. The cost is adults: $6; children 12 & under: $3.75. 

Men's Open Gym Basketball
Sunday, August 24 from 9-11 a.m.
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Get out of the heat and shoot some hoops in our indoor, full court gymnasium. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Family Gym Time
Sunday, August 24 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Families will love spending time in our climate controlled gymnasium as they enjoy tunnels, gym mats, trampolines, scooters and other great play equipment. No instruction is provided; parent supervision required. Cost is $10 per family; cash or check only please.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours   
Sunday, August 24 from 1-4 p.m.      
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!

Our fall issue of the Program Directory is currently available online and in most county parks. Registration is underway and available online, by phone at 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or in person at Park System Headquarters in Thompson Park, Lincroft.

For more information on any of these activities or parks, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, between
10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.