This Weekend in the Parks

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

Enjoy Open Swim at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center.
Open Gym     
Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.    
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls    
Stop by and 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. 
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center's Pool Schedule  
Saturday, August 29 - Open Swim from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.         
Sunday, August 30 - Open Swim from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.   
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls 
Our fees are $5 per person per session, $15 per family of four per session. Monthly swim passes available for purchase at the Rec Center and are $30 per person or $60 per family of four.
Box Turtles Nature Program 
Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30 at 2 p.m. 
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Meet some of the box turtles who live at the Environmental Center. FREE!  
Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir   
Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30 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 $6 per adult and $4 per child, 12 and under. Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent. All tours leave from the Visitor Center.
Men's Open Gym Basketball       
Sunday, August 30 from 8-10 a.m.        
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls      
Shoot some hoops in the Rec Center's full court gym. The cost is $5 per person per session; cash or check only.
Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir        
Sunday, August 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. 
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Open to ages 14 and up, under 18 with adult. Novice paddlers welcome. Just show up, we’ll provide all the equipment! Single and tandem kayaks are available on a first come basis. All tours depart on time. Program is limited to 12 participants. Wear clothing that can get wet. Weight limits for kayaks are 250 lbs. for single and 400 lbs. for a double. Inclement weather will cancel the tour. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check only.
Family Gym Time    
Sunday, August 30 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.    
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls    
Play hoops or enjoy our other sports equipment in the Rec Center's climate controlled gymnasium. We will bring out tunnels, gym mats, scooters and more play equipment for your entertainment. This is an open play format with no instruction provided; adult supervision is required for those under 17 years old. The cost is $10 per family per day; cash or check only.
Summer Sundays Open Basketball
Sunday, August 30 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.   
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls   
Looking for a place to play or practice? Drop by the Rec Center's climate controlled gym and play half court hoops. Use our basketballs or bring your own. Open to ages 14 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person per day; cash or check only.
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House   
Sunday, August 30 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!
Roving Park System Naturalist     
Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. 
Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone    
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the parking lot at 23 Agress Road. FREE!

You can also:

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboat.  

Go on an expedition with our Safari Backpacks.  

Visit a playground.  

Enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch.  

Head to the Sprayground.   

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.