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.
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.
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.
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. 5.
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. Check back in August for updates.
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.