Municipal Open Space Grant Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders has allocated $2 million from the annual Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund for cooperative projects with Monmouth County municipalities. Both land acquisition and development for park, recreation, and open space purposes are eligible for funding.

The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program is a competitive program. The project eligibility and evaluation criteria are described in the Policy and Procedures Manual. Please see below.

Applications for 2017 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities in June 2017. 

The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2016 funding:

    North Main Street Acquisition - $125,000

    Asbury Park    
    Bradley Cove Acquisition - $250,000

    Sea Girt       
    Baltimore Park Improvements - $50,000

    Community Pool - Wading/Activity Pool - $200,000

    Municipal Complex Splash Park - $200,000

    Sea Bright       
    Shrewsbury River Riverfront Park - $100,000

    Pocket Park Improvements - Phase 1 - Deerfield Park and Midland Park - $150,000
    Highlands Beach Park and Snug Harbor Beach Park Revitalization - Phase 1 - $150,000

    Keansburg Bayfront Boardwalk Replacement - $73,000

    Union Beach        
    Scholer Park - Phase VII - $66,000

    Colts Neck         
    Town Hall Walking Path Paving - $94,000

    Fort Monmouth - Murphy Drive Acquisition - $250,000

    Railroad Plaza Open Space Improvements - $125,000

    Bradley Beach       
    Sylvan Lake Park Improvements - Phase 1 - $161,000

    Spring Lake      
    Divine Park Improvements - $200,000

    Natco Park Environmental and Restroom Building - $200,000

The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Questions and correspondence should be addressed to the Monmouth County Park System, Acquisition and Design Office, Attn: Open Space Grant Program, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For additional information, please call 732-842-4000, ext 4472 or email