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: 

Women's Open Gym - Fitness  
Saturday, September 13 from 7:30-9 a.m.  
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls  
Challenge yourself during this self-guided, self-paced fitness circuit which includes stability balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and more. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Jersey Shore Rose Society Rose Show  
Saturday, September 13 from 12-4 p.m.  
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown  
See and learn about our national flower and its culture. Entries submitted for judging will remain on exhibit for visitors from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free garden tours will be offered and consulting rosarians will be available to answer your questions.  FREE! 

Thompson Park Canoe Rental    
Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14 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. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours. Cash or check only.

Late Summer Wildflower Walk  
Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14 at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.  
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell  
Enjoy a short nature walk with one of our Park System Naturalists as we identify the blooming flowers and ripe berries of late summer and early fall. FREE!

Mill Demonstration  
Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14 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, September 13 & 14 at 2, 3, 4 & 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: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.

Men's Open Gym Basketball  
Sunday, September 14 from 9-11 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.

Bonsai Day   
Sunday, September 14 from 12-4 p.m.  
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown  
Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays.  FREE! 

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours   
Sunday, September 14 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.