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

Have a cool time at WinterFest on Saturday, January 28 at Thompson Park.

Saturday, January 28 from 12-4 p.m.      
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Celebrate the fun that winter can bring with wagon rides, cross-country skiing demos, and so much more. Admission and parking are free!

Beach Craft Surprise    
Sunday, January 29 from 1-2 p.m.        
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch
Make a beach-themed craft, ask some beach-y questions, and watch as we feed our aquatic critters. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Roving Naturalist         
Sunday, January 29 at 9 a.m.     
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch - Meet in the pavilion.
Join our Roving Naturalist for a walk and discuss seasonal points of interest, search for signs of wildlife, and identify a bird or two. This is 1.5-2 hour program, but feel free to join in or drop out at any point. Dress for the weather as light rain and snow are not deterrents. FREE!     

Men's Open Gym Basketball         
Sunday, January 29 from 8-10 a.m.   
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls   
Shoot some hoops on our full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.   

Here are some other ways to enjoy your county parks:

Our winter issue of the Parks and Programs Guide (formerly the Program Directory) is 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.

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.