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: 


Monmouth County Fair
Wednesday-Saturday, July 23-26 from 5-11 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
East Freehold Showgrounds, Freehold
Don't miss the area's best family fun event! Enjoy rides, games, vendors, exhibits, entertainment and so much more! Admission is $8, children 12 and under enter free; parking is free. For full details, click here.

Thompson Park Canoe Rentals
Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on beautiful Marlu Lake. All equipment provided; a limited number of canoes are available. Cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for 2 hours; cash or check only.

Mill Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27 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, July 26 & 27 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 adults: $6; children 12 & under: $3.75. 

What's the Buzz
Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27 at 3 p.m.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Join a Park System Naturalist as we search for hummingbirds, bumblebees and butterflies in our pollinator garden. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball
Sunday, July 27 from 9-11 a.m.
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Get out of the heat and shoot some hoops in our indoor, full court gymnasium. Cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Historic Seabrook-Wilson House Open for Tours   
Sunday, July 27 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 Camp/Swim and Summer issues of the Program Directory are 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.