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:   

Climbing Wall
Join us for Climb Time on Friday, May 29 from 4-8 p.m.

Climb Time     
Friday, May 29 from 4-8 p.m.       
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Try our 25’ portable climbing wall. This is a great opportunity to experience the sport of rock climbing close to home. Climbers must be 42” or taller and age 8 or older (under 18 with adult). Meet on the lawn in front of the theater barn. FREE!

Women's Open Gym Fitness  
Saturday, May 30 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. Release form must be signed upon payment.

Be a Field Biologist
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Create a recycled journal and fill it with observations during a short nature walk. FREE!

Mill Demonstration 
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31 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, May 30 & 31 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.

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir  
Sunday, May 31 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.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.

Men's Open Gym Basketball  
Sunday, May 31 from 8-10 a.m.   
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls  
Shoot some hoops on its full court gym. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.

Book Swap Drop-In
Sunday, May 31 from 1-3 p.m.  
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls 
Bring an unwanted book(s) and swap it for something new. Accepted books are adult fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Don’t have a book to swap? We have extras. FREE!

Butter and Eggs  
Sunday, May 31 from 1-4 p.m.      
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Sample some chores from the past. You’ll learn how you can make butter at home and pick up some DYI tips for backyard poultry. FREE!

Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House   
Sunday, May 31 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, May 31 at 3 p.m.   
Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck   
Join our Roving Park System Naturalist for a walk and learn about seasonal points of interest. Meet in the soccer fields parking lot. FREE!

Our Camp/Swim and Summer issues of the Program Directory are 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.