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

Enjoy wagon rides, old-fashioned games, entertainment, demonstrations and more during the
Harvest Home Festival on Sunday, September 25.

Open House Barn Dance      
Friday, September 23 from 7-9:30 p.m.        
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft
Give square dancing a try during this fun, family-friendly barn dance! FREE!        

Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap        
Saturday, September 24           
Plant intake from 8:30-10 a.m.            
Plant selection from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.           
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown        
Bring perennials in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Houseplants may also be exchanged, but no annuals please. FREE!    

Thompson Park Weekend Canoe Rentals          
Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.          
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake. 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, September 24 & 25 from 1-4 p.m.          
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century gristmill in action. FREE!              

Open Gym at the Rec Center     
Sunday, September 25 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.    
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls       
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.     

Harvest Home Festival       
Sunday, September 25 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.           
Historic Longstreet Farn, Holmdel   
This old-fashioned fair is reminiscent of the 1890s. Visitors can enjoy wagon rides, games and live entertainment. There is also ongoing crafts demonstrations and a Home & Garden competition. Admission and parking are free.  Learn more about this exciting event.  

Seabrook-Wilson House Tours            
Sunday, September 18 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!       

Please note that our outdoor offerings are weather dependent.  Before heading out, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 6 to see if the activity you're interested in has been cancelled due to inclement weather.      

You can also: 

Our Fall issue of the Program Directory is currently available online and in most county parks. Registration is underway and accepted 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.