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:  

Woods Hollow Mountain Bike Race

Women's Open Gym - Fitness  
Saturday, November 1 from 7:30-9 a.m.   
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Challenge yourself on 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.

Parent/Child Morning Chores at Longstreet Farm   
Saturday, November 1 at 8 a.m.   
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Come help the staff with morning chores. You and your child (age 4 & up) can milk a cow, collect eggs and feed the animals. The cost is $15 per pair; $5 per additional person.

Woods Hollow Mountain Bike Race  
Saturday, November 1 at 9 a.m.   
Tatum Park, Middletown
Join us for this exciting bike race.  Race day registration is as follows:

  • Sport Class from 7:45-8:45 a.m. ($25 per racer)
  • Beginner Class  from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ($25 per racer)
  • Kids Race from 9:15-10:15 a.m. ($8 per child)

Shirt included while supplies last.   Download application.

Drop-In Surprise StoryTime   
Saturday, November 1 from 11-11:45 a.m.   
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Join us for a reading from a nature- or garden-related book. If the weather is nice, look for the clue at our entrance that leads to the secret spot in the gardens. If it’s rainy or cold, we’ll be inside the Horticultural Center. FREE!

Mill Demonstration   
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2 from 1-4 p.m.    
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
See the 19th century mill in action at. FREE!

Men's Open Gym Basketball   
Sunday, November 2 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.

Open Ceramics   
Sunday, November 2 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.       
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft     
Choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. The cost is $6 per hour plus price of bisque ware; cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.

Roving Park System Naturalist   
Sunday, November 2 at 1 p.m.   
Henry Hudson Trail   
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet at Popamora Point, Highlands. FREE!

Here are some upcoming events:

  • Fall Craft Show at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center on Saturday, November 8.
  • Winter Issue of the Program Directory will be available Friday, November 7.

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.