Monmouth County Park System

Monmouth County Park System
805 Newman Springs Road
732-842-4000

Our Mission

The Monmouth County Park System is committed to improving the quality of the life of the citizens of Monmouth County by providing park and recreation areas, facilities, programs, and services of the highest quality and to furnishing these recreational opportunities in the most effective, efficient, and economical manner possible. 


Upcoming Events at Monmouth County Park System

The Casual Birder

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:00am
Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center
Howell, NJ
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Nature Lecture Series: Whales and Dolphins

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bayshore Waterfront Park
Port Monmouth, NJ
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Cookstove Demonstration

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Historic Longstreet Farm
Holmdel, NJ
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Mill Demonstration

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Walnford
Allentown, NJ
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Sleigh Selfie

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Walnford
Allentown, NJ
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Twilight Hike

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Freneau Woods Park
Aberdeen, NJ
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Twilight Hike

Hoofin’ It for Spur

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 9:00am
Thompson Park
Lincroft, NJ
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Mill Demonstration

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Walnford
Allentown, NJ
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Sleigh Selfie

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Walnford
Allentown, NJ
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Mill Demonstration

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Walnford
Allentown, NJ
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Mill Demonstration

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Historic Walnford
Allentown, NJ
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Awesome Autumn Amble

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
Howell, NJ
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Recent News

Call for Entries Into the Park System's 2019 Photography Exhibit

Middletown, Howell NJ — Calling all photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its The Cycle of Life photography exhibits at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, and the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell.&…

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Monmouth County Park System Programs Guide for Winter 2018-2019

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Monmouth County Park System - Creatures of the Night

Hayrides In Huber Woods Park Coming SoonMiddletown — Get into the spirit of the season with the Monmouth County Park System’s Creatures of the Night! Fun and interactive, these non-scary family-friendly hayrides take visitors through Hube…

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Upcycle Your Halloween Costume During the Park System’s Costume Swap

Lincroft, NJ — Upcyle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular new-to-you ensemble during the Monmouth County Park System’s Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap.  It’s fun, easy, and best of …

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Park System To Release Fall Parks and Programs Guide

Lincroft, NJ — This fall go on a Geocaching & Archery Ghost Hunt, head into the woods for a Teddy Bears Picnic, and discover The Art of Storytelling with the Monmouth County Park System.  These are just some of the amazing programs off…

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Gon On An Enviro-Quest with the Monmouth County Park System

Lincroft, NJ -- Looking to fill those long, lazy days of summer? Seek out some nature fun by joining the Monmouth County Park System for Enviro-Quest! Meeting each week at a different county park, this nature program is fun, easy and free. Start in t…

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Monmouth County Park System is Bursting with Summer Activities

LINCROFT, NJ -- Summer is here and the Monmouth County Park System is bursting with activity. From taking a dip at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park to family-friendly activities, there’s always something to do in the parks. Already open for the…

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Monmouth County Park System to hold Freshwater Fishing Derby

HOWELL & FREEHOLD, NJ -- Calling all anglers! The Monmouth County Park System is hosting its Freshwater Fishing Derby on Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17. Open to both beginner and experienced anglers, the event also features free fishing …

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Monmouth County Park System To Dedicate Historic Battery Lewis

Highlands — On Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m., the Monmouth County Park System will host a brief dedication ceremony at the newly restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Portland Road, Highlands. …

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Vendors Still Being Accepted for the Monmouth County Park System’s Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market

Colts Neck, NJ -- Calling Eco/Green/Sustainable Vendors!  The Monmouth County Park System’s Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market is almost here and still accepting vendors.  Held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Dorbrook Recreati…

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Postponed - Monmouth County Park System to Open Historic Battery Lewis

HIGHLANDS— Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the dedication of Battery Lewis at Hartshorne Woods Park in Highlands, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 19, has been postponed to Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m.   The Battery Le…

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Monmouth County Park System Plans 9-11 Museum & Memorial Visit Bus Trip

LINCROFT - On Saturday, April 21, the Monmouth County Park System is hosting a 9-11 Museum & Memorial Visit bus trip.  Visit this museum which honors the nearly 3,000 victims of the World Trade Center attacks and those who risked their lives…

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Update To Historic Walnford Mill Demonstration Schedule

UPPER FREEHOLD— Unfortunately, visitors to Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, will have to wait a bit longer to experience the rumble, clack and whoosh of the site’s 19th century gristmill.  The gristmill will not resume operation as…

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Go Camping At Turkey Swamp Park

FREEHOLD - Spring into the season by spending a night under the stars at the Monmouth County Park System’s family campground located in Turkey Swamp Park, Georgia Road, Freehold.  Opening for the season on Sunday, April 1, the campground f…

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Become a Park System Volunteer!

LINCROFT-  April is National Volunteer month and the perfect time to volunteer in your county parks! Throughout the month, the Park System offers many volunteer opportunities to get involved including a Beach Clean Up, Earth Day Environmental Cl…

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Park System Offers Bus Trip to New York Botantical Garden - The Orchid Show

LINCROFT —   Need a taste of spring?  Join the Monmouth County Park System on a bus trip to the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show on Saturday, April 14.  The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from Thompson Park, Newman Spring…

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Registration Underway for Park System Summer camps

REGISTER March 12, 2018 FOR MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEMSUMMER CAMPS & SWIM LESSONSLINCROFT —  Give your child a summer to remember by signing them up for summer camp with the Monmouth County Park System. The highlight of any child&rsqu…

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Monmouth County Park System Offers Trails Training

LINCROFT - Love the Monmouth County Park System’s 130+ miles of trails and interested in becoming part of its Volunteer Trails Team? Head to the Thompson Park Visitor Center, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, …

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Winter Fun In The Parks

LINCROFT - Winter fun heats up when the temperature drops and snow flies in the Monmouth County Park System. Whether you’re looking to fly down the sledding hill, strap on your cross-country skis, or lace up your ice skates, the Park System is …

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Monmouth County Park System to Reopen Atlantic Highlands Section of Henry Hudson Trail

Atlantic Highlands, NJ -- Calling all trail users! The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce that the 1 ¼-mile section of the Henry Hudson Trail that runs from Popamora Point to the Atlantic Highlands Marina will reopen on Friday,…

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Call for Entries into the Deep Cut Garden Photography Exhibit

MIDDLETOWN - Calling all photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its photography exhibit to be held at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown.  This year’s theme is Deep Cut Gardens from the Ordinary to the Extraord…

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Park System to Host Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap

LINCROFT - With Halloween approaching, it’s time to start thinking of costumes for you, your family, and even your pets. This year, upcycle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular new-to-you ensembl…

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Monmouth County Park System Release Fall Parks and Programs Guide 2017

LINCROFT — Looking to stay active and happy as the weather turns cooler? Then check out the fall issue of the Monmouth County Park System’s Parks & Programs Guide and discover all the exciting arts & crafts, nature, recreation and…

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Enviro Quest with the Monmouth County Park System

LINCROFT - This summer go on an Enviro-Quest with the Monmouth County Park System.  It’s fun, easy and, best of all, free!  Simply go to the starting point and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where a Park System Naturalist is waiting…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Family Fun

Lincroft, NJ-- it an unforgettable family outing, a local tradition, or even the highlight of the summer.  No matter how you look at, the Monmouth County Fair promises to thrill.  Held from Wednesday-Sunday, July 26-30, at East Freehold Sho…

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Become a Volunteer Garden Ambassador for the Monmouth County Park System

Middletown, CT -- Do you enjoy interacting with visitors and spending time in a beautiful setting? Then become a Garden Ambassador at Deep Cut Gardens. Located at 152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, Deep Cut Gardens is the Monmouth County Park System’s …

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Become a Bird Monitor Volunteer with the Monmouth County Park System

Long Branch, NJ -- Help the Monmouth County Park System protect the nests of endangered shorebirds at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park! Volunteers (age 18 and up) are needed to monitor known nesting sites of least terns, piping plovers and oystercatc…

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Enjoy Spring in Your County Parks

LINCROFT —  Spring is officially here and brings with it countless opportunities to enjoy your county parks.  So head outside and enjoy the trails, playgrounds, golf courses and family campground offered by the Monmouth County Park System.“One …

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Monmouth County Park System Honors Earth Day With Animal Shows, Nature Walks and More

Lincroft, NJ -- From animal shows to nature walks, the Monmouth County Park System is honoring Earth Day with activities offered throughout the county from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Here’s what is planned:Bayshore Waterfront Park Activi…

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Volunteers Honored by the Monmouth County Park System

COLTS NECK —  It was all about the volunteers on Sunday, March 5 when the Monmouth County Park System held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck.  Throughout the year, 997 people volunteered a total of 2…

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Park System Seeking Volunteer Docents

LINCROFT — The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become Docents/Receptionists in various county park locations. Are you 18 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to step into this …

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Monmouth County Park System Offers A Trip to Devils/Rangers Hockey Game

Lincroft, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a bus trip to see the New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on Tuesday, March 21. The bus leaves from Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, at 3 p.m. and wil…

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Monmouth County Park System to Release Spring Issue of its Parks & Programs Guide

Lincroft, NJ -- This spring go on a Leprechaun’s Pot O’Gold Hunt, discover Over the Rainbow Cake Pops, and set off on Sunday Explorers Hikes with the Monmouth County Park System. Other upcoming offerings include Kitchen Confidential, Quest for Fi…

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Call for Entries into the Creative Arts and Music Festival

LINCROFT —  Calling all artists!  The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its Creative Arts & Music Festival.  This juried art show and sale is open to artists of all mediums. Those interested in entering are invited to submi…

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Call for Entries Bus Trips to the Philadelphia Flower Show

LINCROFT —   Need another reason to look forward to spring?  The Monmouth County Park System is planning a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, March 18.  The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lin…

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Monmouth County Park System's Winter Activities in the Parks

Lincroft, NJ -- Winter fun heats up when the temperature drops and snow flies in the Monmouth County Park System. Whether you’re looking to fly down the sledding hill, strap on your cross-country skis, or lace up your ice skates, the Park System is…

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Monmouth County Park System Adds Second Bus to Inflation Eve Trip

Lincroft, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System has added a second bus to its Inflation Eve Trip on Wednesday, November 23. Travel to New York City and preview the big balloons as they are inflated by Macy’s employees and volunteers in preparation …

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The Monmouth County Park System Planned November to Remember with Fun

Teen Open BasketballTuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3-4:30 p.m.Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls Teens are invited to play or practice on our courts. Cost is $5 per person per session; cash or check only. Under 17 with paren…

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Thompson Park Day Celeberation

From start to finish, Thompson Park Day is fun for the whole family! A celebration of the seasonFree activities include canoeing on Marlu Lake (weather permitting), kids’ races, a corn maze, disc golf, foot golf, mini golf, cross-country skiing, an…

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Monmouth County Park System Hosts Open House At The Clayton Park Activity Center

UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ---The Monmouth County Park System is rolling out the welcome mat at the newly acquired Clayton Park Activity Center during an Open House.  Located at 202 Davis Station Road, (Imlaystown) Upper Freehold, the Activity Center was acq…

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Taste Sweet Success at the Monmouth County Fair Pie-Eating Contest

Freehold, NJ -- On your mark, get set, eat! A splendidly messy pie-eating contest will be held on the last day of the Monmouth County Fair, Sunday, July 31. This messy but delicious contest uses pies donated by Wemrock Orchards. Children age 12 and u…

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Park System to Host Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures when the Monmouth County Park System hosts Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay this summer at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth and at the Popamora Point section of the Henry Hudson Trail in …

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Be Part Of The 2016 Monmouth County Fair - Home & Garden Competition

FREEHOLD, NJ---Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters! It’s time to start planning your entries into the 2016 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition.  Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, canning, needlework and honey …

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Monmouth County Park System to Release of its Summer Program Directory

Lincroft, NJ -- This summer go on Butterfly Walks, play Zombie Laser Tag and enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae & Boat Tour with the Monmouth County Park System. Other upcoming offerings include an Evening Watercolor Workshop, Summer Solstice Paddle and G…

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Monmouth County Park System - Go Camping

Spring into the season by spending a night under the stars at the Monmouth County Park System’s family campground located in Turkey Swamp Park, Georgia Road, Freehold.  Opening for the season on Friday, April 1, the campground features 64 wooded c…

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Become a Volunteer Garden Ambassador with the Monmouth County Park System

Middletown, NJ -- Do you enjoy interacting with visitors and spending time in a beautiful setting? Then become a Garden Ambassador at Deep Cut Gardens.  Deep Cut Gardens is the Park System’s site dedicated to the home gardener and features…

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Volunteers Honored by the Monmouth County Park System

COLTS NECK, NJ---It was all about the volunteers on Sunday, March 6 when the Monmouth County Park System held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck.  Throughout the year, 1,175 people volunteered a total of…

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Monmouth County Park System Golf Courses Open for the Season

Dust off your clubs, the Monmouth County Park System’s golf season is underway and all six county golf courses - Bel-Aire in Wall, Charleston Springs in Millstone, Hominy Hill in Colts Neck, Howell Park in Howell, Pine Brook in Manalapan and Shark …

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Monmouth County Park System To Publish Summer Camp/Swim Edition Of Its Program Directory

LINCROFT--   Want to make a splash with your children this summer?  Send them to camp with the Monmouth County Park System for an experience they’ll never forget!  From Tween Sewing to Youngster Hayseed Adventures, the Park System offers numero…

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Park System To Release Spring Program Directory

LINCROFT, NJ---This spring go on a Blackfish Cove Kayak Adventure, discover Shipwrecks and Treasure Chests, and try Intro to Kung Fu with the Monmouth County Park System.  Other upcoming offerings include Stargazing & Nocturnal Tales, Spring Awa…

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Winter Fun in the County Parks

Lincroft, NJ -- Winter fun heats up when the temperature drops and snow flies in the Monmouth County Park System. Whether you’re looking to fly down the sledding hill, strap on your cross-country skis, or lace up your ice skates, the Park System is…

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Monmouth County Park System To Host The Casual Birder

Middletown, NJ -- Not an expert but think birding might be fun? Then join the Monmouth County Park System for The Casual Birder. Held at 9 a.m. on select Thursdays, this free nature program invites ages 8 and up to join a Park System Naturalist and m…

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Park System Offers Winter Golf At Bel-Aire, Charleston Springs and Shark River Golf Courses

LINCROFT, NJ---Cross your fingers and hope for mild weather!  The Monmouth County Park System is keeping several of its golf courses open for play this winter – Bel-Aire Golf Course in Wall, Charleston Springs Golf Course in Millstone, and Shark R…

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The Monmouth County Park System Fills With Family-Friendly Activities For December 2015

Programs For December 2015:Whether you’re looking to explore nature or create a memory, the Monmouth County Park System is the place to be this December! Throughout the month, the Park System has planned fun, family-friendly, drop-in programs inclu…

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Monmouth County Park System Accepting Entries Into Creative Arts & Music Festival

Call For Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’S Juried Creative Arts & Music FestivalLincroft, NJ -- Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is now accepting entries into its Creative Arts & Music Festival. This juried …

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MCPS Presents Photography Exhibit at Deep Cut Gardens

Middletown, NJ -- Calling all nature photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its Weather or Not photography exhibit to be held at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. The exhibit will look at some of the many ways the weath…

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Monmouth County Park System to Release Winter Program Directory

LINCROFT, NJ---This winter go on a Lantern-Lit Night Hike in the Woods, whip up some Super Bowl Appetizers, and discover Pickleball with the Monmouth County Park System.  Check out the winter issue of the Park System’s Program Directory for exciti…

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Park System Offers Bus Trip To The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

LINCROFT, NJ---There’s still time to sign up for the Monmouth County Park System’s bus trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, P.A. for a matinee performance of West Side Story.  The bus leaves from Thompson Park, Newman Springs Roa…

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Monmouth County Park System to Release Fall Issue of its Program Directory

Lincroft, NJ -- Ready to have fun and learn something new as the weather turns cooler? The fall issue of the Monmouth County Park System’s Program Directory is filled to the brim with exciting arts & crafts, nature, recreation and sports progra…

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Park System To Hold Tidal Tuesdays

Lincroft, NJ -- This summer the Monmouth County Park System is hosting Tidal Tuesdays at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan.  Held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays through September 1, this free program invites area residents to discover exciting…

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July is Parks and Recreation Month

LINCROFT, NJ---July is Parks and Recreation Month!  The Monmouth County Park System will spend the month doing what it does best – offering exciting recreation programs and providing outstanding facilities.  “Parks and recreation programs provi…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Family Fun

FREEHOLD, NJ---Looking for some fun and excitement? Head to the Monmouth County Fair! Held Wednesday-Sunday, July 22-26, at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, this event features rides, entertainment, fireworks, home and garden compe…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Musical Entertainment

FREEHOLD, NJ---Whether you’re looking to put on your dancing shoes or pull on your cowboy boots, the Monmouth County Fair has you covered thanks to the terrific acts scheduled every night on its Main Stage.  The Fair gets off to a rocking start wh…

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A Taste of Sweet Success at the Monmouth County Fair

Freehold, NJ - Bring on the pastries! From the Children’s On-site Cake and Cupcake Decorating Contests to the Pie-Eating Contests, baked goods are on the menu for fun at the Monmouth County Fair. Held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road…

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Go On An Enviro-Quest This Summer!

Lincroft, NJ - This summer go on an Enviro-Quest with the Monmouth County Park System. It’s fun, easy and, best of all, free! Simply go to the starting point and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where a Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there…

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Monmouth County Park System Adjusts Times of Several

Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tours of the Navesink River Highlands, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System has changed the times of several upcoming Eco-Kayak Drop-In Tours of the Navesink River. Held in the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park in …

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Family Fun

Freehold, NJ -- From blue ribbons to racing pigs, the Monmouth County Fair offers all the excitement of an old-fashioned county fair with a modern flair. This annual event at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, will be celebrating its…

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Board Of Recreation Commissioners Implement Plan For Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

Lincroft, NJ - The Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners is continuing to implement a plan to provide greater opportunities for visitors at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan. As the site’s beach has grown in popularity w…

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Be Part Of The 2015 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition

FREEHOLD - Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters! It’s time to start planning your entries into the 2015 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition. Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, canning, needlework and honey on Sun…

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41st Annual Monmouth County Fair

Summer is around the corner and so is its best tradition - the Monmouth County Fair! at East Freehold Showgrounds. This year’s Fair promises to be fun and exciting. Fair Chair Karen Jarmusz says, “Don’t miss this chance to make great new memor…

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Still Time To Sign Up For Camp With The Monmouth County Park System

Lincroft, NJ -- There’s still time to give your children a summer to remember by signing them up for camp with the Monmouth County Park System. Openings exist in a number of camps including Kayaking Eco-Camp, Fish On!, Longhouse Legends and Lore an…

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Beach Badges Available For Monmouth County Park System’s Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Beginning Saturday, May 23, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park’s lifeguards will be on duty weekends and Memorial Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Daily guarded swimming starts Saturday, June 13. Located on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, the park offers sandy…

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Sunnyside Equestrian Center's Staff Participate in PATH Conference

Lincroft, NJ - The weekend of April 17-19, staff from the Monmouth County Park System’s Sunnyside Equestrian Center in Lincroft took part in the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Region One Conference. Director of Special …

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Monmouth County Park System’s Summer Program Directory To Be Released

Lincroft, NJ - This summer go on Kayak Birding Expeditions, build Fairy Houses in the Gardens, and enjoy a Twilight Adventure Around the Campfire with the Monmouth County Park System. Check out the Park System’s summer issue of its Program Director…

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Monmouth County Park System’s ‘Spring Arts Festival’

Lincroft, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System’s first ever Spring Arts Festival is coming soon and promises to be unforgettable. Held at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, this juried arts festival. This event features pottery, photogra…

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Enjoy May in a County Park

LINCROFT, NJ---Spring is in bloom!  There’s no better place to enjoy it than in a county park.  During May, the Monmouth County Park System offers fun, family-friendly activities for residents to enjoy.  Here’s what is planned:Lunch Break Bask…

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Enjoy Spring In A County Park

LINCROFT, NJ---Dust off your golf clubs and grab your fishing poles, it’s time to head outside!  Spring is officially here and there’s no better place to enjoy its warm days than in the Monmouth County Park System.  With its great parks, golf c…

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Animal Shows, Nature Walks and More Offered During the Monmouth County Park System’s Earth Day Celebration

Lincroft, NJ - From animal shows to nature walks, the Monmouth County Park System is honoring Earth Day with activities offered throughout the county. Here’s what is planned: Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth Discover cool c…

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Spring Plant Swap and Campground Opening at Deep Cut Gardens

The Monmouth County Park System will host its Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown.  Gardeners are invited to bring labeled plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number …

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Monmouth County Park System Acquires Another Parcel For Freneau Woods Park

Aberdeen, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce the addition of 91 acres to Freneau Woods Park in Aberdeen Township.   The acquisition is the latest milestone in the formation of a regional park that will provide recr…

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Historic Gun Barrel To Be Delivered To Hartshornewoods Park

World War II Gun Barrel To Be Delivered To Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown Who: The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce that a historic World War II naval gun from the Battleship New Jersey will be transported to Battery Lewis at Ha…

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Monmouth County Park System Honors Volunteers

COLTS NECK, NJ---Thank you. Two simple words that when put together mean so much to the people receiving them. Perhaps no group deserves to hear them more than the Monmouth County Park System Volunteers. On Sunday, March 1, it was the Monmouth County…

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Monmouth County Park System - Drop-in Garden Volunteer Days

Lincroft, NJ -- Gardening is fun, social and good exercise.  It’s also a great way to volunteer in the parks.  The Monmouth County Park System is offering drop-in volunteering (ages 14 & up) April through  October from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at seve…

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Become a Volunteer Docent with the Monmouth County Park System

Middletown, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System has added another training session for prospective docent volunteers on Sunday, March 15. In addition to the morning session held at Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.…

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Be Part Of The Monmouth County Park System’s E. Murray Todd Half Marathon

Lincroft, NJ -- Missed the deadline to pre-register for the Monmouth County Park System’s E. Murray Todd Half Marathon?  No problem.  The Park System will accept race-day registration starting at 7:15 a.m. Held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 the 13.1-m…

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Monmouth County Park System Opens An Additional Section Of The Union Transportation Trail

UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ---The Monmouth County Park System is proud to announce the opening of an additional section of the Union Transportation Trail, Upper Freehold.  Approximately three miles long, the new section brings the trail’s total length to s…

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Monmouth County Park System's E. Murray Todd Half Marathon Planned

Lincroft, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System will hold its 39th annual E. Murray Todd Half Marathon on Sunday, March 1. This 13.1-mile race takes runners through residential areas of Lincroft, Holmdel, Colts Neck and Thompson Park. The race begins …

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Park System to Release Spring Program Directory

Lincroft, NJ - This spring the Park System invites you to learn the Cuisine of Southern Italy, better understand Herbs & Their Uses, and move beyond your fears with our Zip-Line Challenge. Check out the spring issue of the Park System’s Program…

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Call for Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’s Juried Spring Arts Festival

Lincroft, NJ - Calling all artists! There’s still time to submit an entry into the Monmouth County Park System’s Spring Arts Festival. This juried art show and sale is open to artists of all mediums. Those interested in entering are invited to su…

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Become A Volunteer Docent With The Monmouth County Park System

Tinton Falls, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become docents at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Are you 21 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to ste…

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Park System to Offer Winter Golf Rates at Bel-Aire, Charleston Springs & Shark River Golf Courses

Lincroft, NJ - Cross your fingers and hope for mild weather! The Monmouth County Park System is keeping several of its golf courses open for play this winter – Bel-Aire Golf Course in Wall, Charleston Springs North Golf Course in Millstone, and Sha…

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Winter Fun in A County Park

Lincroft, NJ -- Winter fun heats up when the temperature drops and snow flies in the Monmouth County Park System. Whether you’re looking to fly down the sledding hill, strap on your cross-country skis, or lace up your ice skates, the Park System is…

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Monmouth County Park System Continues Its National Accreditation

Lincroft, NJ -- On Monday, November 17, the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners received the good news that the Monmouth County Park System had once again earned accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreat…

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Park System Hosts Bus Trips To The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Get into the spirit of the holidays by joining the Monmouth County Park System on a bus trip to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City on Friday, December 5, 2014. This unforgettable show features the high steppin’ Rockettes, a l…

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Enter The Deep Cut Gardens’ Photography Exhibition

Middletown, NJ -- Calling all nature photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its The Residents of Deep Cut Gardens photography exhibit. Professional and amateur photographers 18 years and older are invited to submit …

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Winter Issue of the Monmouth County Park System's Program Directory

LINCROFT, NJ---The Monmouth County Park System is heating things up this winter with fun, family-friendly activities.  Check out the winter issue of its Program Directory for exciting arts & crafts, nature, recreation and sports programs planned…

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Still Time To Catch Creatures Of The Night Wagon Rides In Huber Woods Park

Middletown, NJ - Halloween might be right around the corner but there’s still time to sign up for Monmouth County Park System’s Creatures of the Night!These interactive, family-friendly wagon rides take visitors through Huber Woods Park, Middleto…

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Screening Of The Award-Winning Film 'Riding My Way Back' at Sunnyside Equestrian Center

Middletown, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System and its partner Special People United to Ride (SPUR) is pleased to announce that the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, 628 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown, will host a screening of the award-winning f…

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Save The Planet and Your Budget This Halloween!

LINCROFT, NJ---With Halloween approaching, it’s time to start thinking of costumes for you, your family, and even your pets. This year, upcycle your gently used adults’, kids’, and even pet costumes for a spooktakular new-to-you ensemble during…

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Currier and Ives: Telling The Story Of Harness Racing And 19th Century America Exhibit At Historic Walnford

History lovers of Monmouth County rejoice!  The Monmouth County Park System’s Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold will be displaying a collection of rare, original Currier & Ives lithographs.  Entitled “The Story of Harness Racing by Currie…

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Autumn Fun in Your County Parks

Lincroft, NJ - From the crunch of leaves underfoot to the riot of color in the trees, autumn is a great time of year to enjoy the Monmouth County Park System. The season’s mild temperatures are perfect for renting a boat, playing a round of golf, o…

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Thompson Park Day!

Lincroft, NJ -- From scarecrow contests to kids’ races, Thompson Park Day celebrates the season with traditional autumn activities in a beautiful park setting. Held at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Thompson Park Day is the quintesse…

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Deep Cut Gardens’ Free Plant Swap Planned

Are you done with your daisies? Feeling lazy about your lilies? Trade them in for something new! Join us for the Monmouth County Park System’s Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap at Deep Cut Gardens. Gardeners can bring their surplus perennials and…

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Become A Volunteer Docent With The Monmouth County Park System

Middletown, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become docents at its two Environmental Centers. Are you 21 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to step into this exciting …

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Deep Cut Gardens to Host Rose Show

Middletown, NJ - Take some time to stop and smell the roses at the Jersey Shore Rose Society’s (JSRS) 43rd Annual Rose Show at Deep Cut Gardens. Visitors are welcome to watch as roses are prepared for exhibition from 8-10 a.m. Then, after judgi…

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Bel-Aire Golf Course Introduces Footgolf

On Saturday, August 9, Bel-Aire Golf Course introduced the public to its all new FootGolf Course with a kickoff event. The event allowed visitors to experience this exciting sport as well as other fun golf-themed activities.FootGolf is a family-frien…

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Park System to Release Fall Program Directory

Lincroft, NJ - Ready to have fun and learn something new as the weather turns cooler? The fall issue of the Monmouth County Park System’s Program Directory is filled to the brim with exciting arts & crafts, nature, recreation and sports program…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Exciting Musical Entertainment

Freehold, NJ -- If you’re in search of great music, this year’s Monmouth County Fair has you covered with terrific acts scheduled every night on the Main Stage. Motor City gets the Fair off to an exciting start as they take the stage…

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Cruise Night Comes To The Monmouth County Fair

Freehold, NJ -- Calling all car enthusiasts! We invite you to bring your gorgeous car or truck out to this year’s all new Cruise Night at the Monmouth County Fair! Held on Saturday, July 26, Cruise Night is the perfect place to let your ride shine!…

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Cake Decorating and Pie-Eating Contests at the Monmouth County Fair

Frehold, NJ -- Bring on the pastries!  From the Children’s On-site Cake and Cupcake Decorating Contests to the Pie-Eating Contest, baked goods are on the menu for fun at the Monmouth County Fair.  Held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road,…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Family Fun

FREEHOLD, NJ---From blue ribbons to racing pigs, the Monmouth County Fair offers all the excitement of an old-fashioned county fair with a modern flair. This annual event at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, will be celebrating its …

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Sumemr Activities in the Parks

LINCROFT, NJ---Summer is here and the Monmouth County Park System is bursting with activity.   From catching the waves at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park to taking in the Monmouth County Fair, there’s always something to do in the parks.  Alrea…

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Monmouth County Park System to Hold Second Annual Freshwater Fishing Derby

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of feeling a tug at the end of your fishing pole.  Discover for yourself when the Monmouth County Park System celebrates the state’s no-license-required-fishing weekend, June 14 & 15, with pole rentals, …

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Monmouth County Park System Looking For Gardening Volunteers For Holmdel Park’s Arboretum

Holmdel, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers ages 16 and up to help rejuvenate the Arboretum at Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Devoted to the culture and study of the trees, shrubs and other woody plants that grow in the county, th…

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‘A World of Recreation’ Theme for the Monmouth County Fair’s Art Competition

Freehold, NJ - Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Fair committee has announced “A World of Recreation” as the theme for its Amateur Art Competition. Open to original artwork in photography, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor, oil or acrylic, …

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Be Part of the 2014 Monmouth County Fair Home and Garden Competition

Freehold, NJ - Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters! It’s time to start planning your entries into the 2014 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition. Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, honey, needlework and canned goo…

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Walnford Day...Now in May

UPPER FREEHOLD - Experience the sights and sounds of the past during the Monmouth County Park System’s annual Walnford Day celebration. The event features hands-on activities, old-fashioned games and crafts. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides from 1-4pm…

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Monmouth County Park System Resumes Boat Tours of The Manasquan Reservoir

Howell —  See turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and other wildlife in their natural habitat during a boat tour of the Monmouth County Park System’s Manasquan Reservoir. Led by a Park System Naturalist, these 45-minute tours leave from the Visitor…

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Monmouth County Park System To Hold Its First '7 Prez SK8 Jam'

Long Branch, NJ -- Calling all skaters!  Head over to the 7 Prez SK8 Jam and enjoy amateur competitions, live music, and a pro skater demonstration. Hosted by the Monmouth County Park System, this event will be held at the Seven Presidents Ocean…

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Monmouth County Park System Offers Trails Training

Lincroft, NJ - Thought you missed your chance to become part of the Monmouth County Park System’s volunteer Trails Team? You’re in luck. The Monmouth County Park System is offering an additional training workshop for prospective volunteers intere…

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Monmouth County Park System’s To Release Summer Program Directory

Lincroft, NJ - This summer go on a Minecraft â„¢ Geocaching Adventure, discover Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators, and try Aqua Zumba with the Monmouth County Park System. Check out the Park System’s summer issue of its Program Direct…

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Boat Tours, Nature Walks And More Offered During The Monmouth County Park System’s Earth Day Weekend

Howell, NJ - Too big for just one day, the Monmouth County Park System’s plans for Earth Day are a weekend-long celebration! The fun starts when the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, offers crafts, hands-on …

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Monmouth County Park Welcome's Spring 2014

Lincroft, NJ -- Spring has officially arrived and it’s the perfect time to make the Monmouth County Park System part of your life.  With its great parks, exciting programs and fantastic golf courses, there’s no better place to enjoy the season.…

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Monmouth County Park System Taking a Citizens Opinion and Interest Survey

Lincroft, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System is asking residents to take part in its 2014 Citizen Opinion and Interest Survey. This survey can be accessed online and takes just a few minutes to complete. To take the survey, visit www.monmouthcounty…

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Monmouth County Park System Plans Twilight Treats

End your day on a sweet note by joining the Monmouth County Park System for Twilight Treats at the Huber Woods Environmental Center, Brown’s Dock Road, Middletown. This family-friendly program combines dessert with a simple nature activity and a wa…

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Monmouth County Park System to Host Gardening Workshop for Volunteers

Lincroft, NJ - Have a green thumb and love spending time in the parks? You might have what it takes to become a member of the Monmouth County Park System’s Pruning Team. This group of dedicated volunteers helps the Park System tidy up and maintain …

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Become a Volunteer Docent at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center

Become A Volunteer Docent With The Monmouth County Park System Middletown, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become docents at the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Middletown. Are you 21 years of age or older …

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Monmouth County Park System To Publish Summer Camp/Swim Edition Of Program Directory

Lincroft, NJ - Want to make a splash with your children this summer? Send them to camp with the Monmouth County Park System for an experience they’ll never forget! From Pirate Adventures to Endless Summer Odyssey, the Park System offers numerous su…

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Monmouth County Park System To Host The E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon

LINCROFT, NJ---Runners get ready! The Monmouth County Park System is hosting the E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon. The 13.1-mile course begins at Brookdale Community College, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, and continues through residential areas of Lincr…

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Monmouth County Park System Offers Trails Training

Lincroft, NJ -- Love the Monmouth County Park System’s 130+ miles of trails and interested in becoming part of the Park System’s Trails Team? Head to the Thompson Park Longbridge Annex, 53 Longbridge Road, Holmdel and learn more about joining thi…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Spring Program Directory To Be Released February 7

LINCROFT — This spring go on a Wildflower Walk, travel Around the World with Food, and discover the Art of Pysanky with the Monmouth County Park System. Check out the Park System’s spring issue of its Program Directory for these and other upcomin…

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Park System Hosts Bus Trips to the Philadelphia Flower Show

Lincroft, NJ - Spring may seem far away but the Philadelphia Flower Show is just around the corner.  Even better, the Monmouth County Park System has planned several bus trips from Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, to this year’s event…

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Monmouth County Park System December 2013 Activities

Celebrate The Season In The Parks Lincroft, NJ -- ‘Tis the season to be merry!  The Monmouth County Park System is making that easy this December by offering fun, family-friendly, drop-in programs including Open Ceramics; Edible History, Plum Pud…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Winter Program Directory To Be Released November 8, 2013

LINCROFT, NJ---Want to go Birding at the Reservoir?  How about discover how to Keep Calm and Hike On?  Or join the Kids’ Day Off Club?  Sounds like fun?  Then check out the Monmouth County Park System’s winter issue of its Program Directory f…

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Monmouth County Park System to Host Great Pumpkin Barn Dance

Lincroft, NJ - Bring the family and come ready to have fun! The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a Great Pumpkin Barn Dance. The dance will take place in the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. The fun starts with pumpki…

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Fort Monmouth Recreation Center Offers Drop-In Programs

Tinton Falls, NJ -- Come and join the fun! The Monmouth County Park System has been busy planning an array of activities for county residents to enjoy at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center.  Located on Guam Lane in Tinton Falls, the Rec Center is t…

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Monmouth County Park System November 2013 Activities

ENJOY AUTUMN IN THE PARKS Lincroft, NJ - From a Fall Craft Show to Raise the Rafters, the Monmouth County Park System has planned a November to remember with fun, family-friendly, drop-in programs. Here’s what’s planned: Woods H…

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Creatures Of The Night Wagon Rides Return To Huber Woods

MIDDLETOWN — Get into the spirit of the season with the Monmouth County Park System’s Creatures of the Night! This light-hearted and educational twist on a Halloween hayride takes visitors through Huber Woods Park, Middletown.  These…

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Harvest Home Festival 2013

Holmdel, NJ -- It’s all fun and games during the Monmouth County Park System’s Harvest Home Festival. This old-fashioned country fair brings visitors back to the 1890s through games, music and entertainment.  Activities include pie-e…

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Autumn Fun In Your County Parks

Lincroft, NJ -- With cool weather and colorful leaves, autumn is perhaps the best time of year to enjoy all the Monmouth County Park System has to offer. Whether you’re looking to rent a boat, play a round of golf, or just relax, the Monmouth C…

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Swap Plants At Deep Cut Gardens’ Free Plant Swap

MIDDLETOWN, NJ---Are you done with your daisies? Feeling lazy about your lilies? Trade them in for something new! Join us for the Monmouth County Park System’s Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap at Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, Middletown.Garde…

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Monmouth County To Hold 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Atlantic Highlands - The Monmouth County Park System will host a Memorial Ceremony, the site of Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial. The ceremony will be held rain or shine and all are welcome to attend. Speakers are Freeholders Thomas Arnone and L…

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Become A Volunteer Docent With The Monmouth County Park System

LINCROFT, NJ---The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become Docents/Receptionists in our two Environmental Centers. Are you 21 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to step into thi…

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Step Back in Time at Walnford Day

As autumn begins, spend a day stepping back in time with the annual Walnford Day celebration. Experience hands-on history as we celebrate Walnford Day at Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the park or see how …

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Harvest Home Festival Scheduled

Area residents are invited to step back into a time when neighbors gathered not only to accomplish chores, but also to spend time socializing and enjoying each other’s company. Harvest Home Festival allows visitors to enjoy an old-fashioned cou…

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Deep Cut Gardens To Host Rose Show

Take some time to stop and smell the roses at the Jersey Shore Rose Society’s (JSRS) 42nd Annual Rose Show at Deep Cut Gardens. A picturesque, 54-acre horticultural site with many garden-related amenities, including its own Rose Parterre, Deep …

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The Monmouth County Park System Activities - September 2013

From trying your hand at archery to a game of Jumbo Basketball, the Park System is prepared for fun this September. Ready for autumn? The Park System’s fall issue of the Program Directory, offering 88 pages of exciting recreational programs and…

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Charleston Springs Golf Course Celebrating 15 Years

Nationally renowned golf trick shot performer Dennis Walters will be on hand at Charleston Springs Golf Course to celebrate the site’s 15 year anniversary. Walters’ performance begins at 6:30 pm.In 1974, Dennis Walters suffered an acciden…

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Historic Walnford Hosts Sweet Corn Festival

There is something about corn that perfectly symbolizes summertime in New Jersey. The Sweet Corn Festival at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, will mix fun and excitement with our favorite summer vegetable. This all new event features crafts, games,…

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What’s New At The Monmouth County Fair!

If you’re looking for something different during your visit to the Monmouth County Fair, this year’s event won’t disappoint! With brand new rides, live jousting, exciting new entertainment, a farm stand, and a motorcycle stunt rider…

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Monmouth County Fair Offering Great Music!

If you’re looking for great music, this year’s Monmouth County Fair has you covered with terrific acts each night on the Main Stage. The Benjamins get the Fair off to a rockin’ start when they take the stage on Wednesday, July 24 at…

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Favorites Return To Monmouth County Fair

Freehold, NJ -- Looking for some excitement? Head to the Monmouth County Fair and catch the “Hell on Wheels” BMX Stunt Show. Held Wednesday through Sunday, July 24-28, at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, the Fair will o…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Family Fun

Freehold, NJ - From blue ribbons to racing pigs, the Monmouth County Fair offers all the excitement of an old-fashioned county fair with a modern flair. This annual event, held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, will be celebratin…

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Antique and Classic Auto Show at Monmouth County Fair

Calling all car enthusiasts! The Monmouth County Fair will be hosting its 36th Annual Antique and Classic Auto Show at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold. The show includes antique/production autos to 1932, production cars from 1933 t…

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The Monmouth County Park System Activities - July 2013

July is Parks and Recreation month! The Monmouth County Park System has filled the month with activities for county residents to enjoy.  Here’s what is planned for July: Seining at the BayshoreMondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, June 24 thr…

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Daylily Day At Deep Cut Gardens

Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens! The area residents are invited to visit Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, Middletown, and enjoy an assortment of daylilies.  Besides colorful displays, expert daylily growers will be on hand to discuss this hardy …

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Fisherman’s Cove New Bulkhead Is Complete

Manasquan, NJ -- Rocks never looked so good!  Visitors to the Monmouth County Park System’s Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan may notice the site looks better than ever.  What they might not know is that it’s…

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Monmouth County Park System News: Spend Summer In The Parks

Summer is here and the Monmouth County Park System is bursting with activity.   From catching the waves at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park to taking in the Monmouth County Fair, there’s always something to do in the parks.  Alre…

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Park System to Host Pottery Open House

Lincroft, NJ - Dress for a mess and come ready to try something new! The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a Pottery Open House at the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Sample some hand-building techniques and tr…

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Monmouth County Park System To Host Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market

Colts Neck, NJ - Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, the Monmouth County Park System’s Eco-Elephant Family Flea Market is the place you want to be held at Dorbrook Recreation Area, Route 537, Colts Neck, this event features individual, busines…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Deep Cut Gardens To Hold Open House

Middletown, NJ - Discover Deep Cut Gardens and all its charms during an Open House, Deep Cut Gardens, located on Red Hill Road, Middletown, will offer guided tours, demonstrations and lectures. Highlights of the day include “An Introduction to Orch…

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Home and Garden Competition and Amateur Art Competition

Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters! It’s time to start planning your entries into the 2013 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition.  Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, honey, needlework and canned goods on…

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Sunnyside Equestrian Center Hosts Natural Horsemanship Workshops

Lincroft, NJ - Learn the fundamentals of natural horsemanship with Bekah Koutsos, a 2 Star Parelli Professional, at the Monmouth County Park System’s Sunnyside Equestrian Center. Located on Middletown-Lincroft Road, Lincroft, the Center is host…

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Monmouth County Fair Dates Are July 24-28, 2013

Freehold, NJ - Summer is around the corner and so is its best tradition - the Monmouth County Fair! From Wednesday to Sunday, July 24-28, East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, will host the 39th Annual Monmouth County Fair. Hours are as…

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The Monmouth County Park System Hosts Video Contest

Lincroft, NJ - Get out your video camera or smartphone and head to your favorite park! The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a Spring Video Contest through Facebook. It’s easy! Create a video of you and your family and/or friends in one of…

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Bring Your Binoculars And Come Aboard A Boat Tour Of The Manasquan Reservoir

Howell, NJ -- See turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and other wildlife in their natural habitat during a boat tour of the Monmouth County Park System’s Manasquan Reservoir. Led by a Park System naturalist, these 45-minute tours leave from the Visito…

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Splash into Fun June 2013

LINCROFT, NJ---It’s never been easier to fill those long, lazy days of June thanks to the Monmouth County Park System. From Drop-in Kayak Tours to Seining in the Bay, the Park System has filled the month with exciting and family-friendly activi…

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Registration Open for Monmouth County Park System's Summer Program Directory

LINCROFT — Want to make it a summer to remember?  Then check out the summer issue of the Monmouth County Park System’s Program Directory and see all the exciting arts & crafts, nature, recreation and sports programs planned for J…

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The Monmouth County Park System And The Monmouth County 4-H Livestock Club Present Meet The 4-H Animals

The Monmouth County 4-H Association’s Livestock Club and the Monmouth County Park System invite area residents to Meet the 4-H Animals at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.  This program will feature sheep and their lambs, chick…

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Celebrate World Turtle Day with the Monmouth County Park System

Middletown, NJ -- On Thursday, May 23, the Monmouth County Park System invites area residents to Celebrate World Turtle Day.  Join a Park System Naturalist and learn about this amazing reptile, meet a few turtles, and make a small craft.  O…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Summer Program Directory to be Released May 3

Lincroft, NJ - This summer enjoy Nature in the Dark, tackle Understanding the TweenAge Brain, and discover Restorative Yoga with the Monmouth County Park System. Check out the Park System’s summer issue of its Program Directory for these and ot…

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The Monmouth County Park System Activities - May 2013

Lincroft, NJ - Now that April showers have brought May flowers, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a county park.  From Natural Horsemanship Demonstrations to the annual Decoration Day Celebration, the Monmouth County Park System is bursting w…

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Become A Bird Monitor Volunteer With The Monmouth County Park System

Help the Monmouth County Park System protect the nests of endangered birds at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch! Volunteers (age 18 and up) are needed to monitor known nesting sites of least terns and piping plovers. Todd Pover of NJ Fish…

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Park System to Host Plant Swamp and Craft Show on April 27

Middletown - A good thing just got a little better! The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce that its Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap will be joined by a Spring Craft Show. the Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap invites gardeners to br…

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Welcome Spring In A County Park

The golf courses are open, the campground is ready, and the gardens are starting to bloom!  It’s springtime in the parks and, perhaps, the loveliest time of year.  The Monmouth County Park System wants you to enjoy every minute of the…

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Top 10 Reasons To Camp At Turkey Swamp Park

Ready to partake in the great American tradition of camping?  Look no further than the Monmouth County Park System’s campground at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold.  With its playgrounds, trails, fishing and boating, the campground is fami…

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Local Author at Park System Earth Day Event

Hear local author John Morano read an excerpt from one of his books during the Monmouth County Park System’s Water is Wonderful Earth Day Extravaganza at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, this family-fri…

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The Monmouth County Park System Plans Camp Manasquan Reservoir

Howell - This summer the Monmouth County Park System is hosting Camp Manasquan Reservoir at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell. Open to youngsters entering grades 1-4, the camp runs in weekly sessions from July …

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Wool Days/Sheep Shearing Held at Historic Long Street Farm

Holmdel - From 12noon to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel will host Wool Days/Sheep Shearing. Events include sheep-shearing and demonstrations by sheep-herding dogs.  Visitors can al…

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Bluebell Festival at Historic Walnford

Celebrate springtime at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, during its Bluebell Festival.  Filled with music, games and fun, the day incorporates blue into everything from tales spun by the storyteller to bluegrass music performed …

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Seabrook-Wilson House Opens for Tours Starting April 28, 2013

Call it the Seabrook-Wilson House, the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center or even the former “Spy House” museum.  No matter what name you use, this historic building in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmout…

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Sunnyside Equestrian Center Open House Planned For April 28th

Lincroft - Come and join the fun! Special People United to Ride (SPUR) is hosting an Open House, the center is home to SPUR’s therapeutic riding lessons. Visitors to the Open House are invited to tour the barn and meet the horses. Children&rsqu…

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Emergency Preparedness Offered At The Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

Howell -  The Monmouth County Park System is hosting an Emergency Preparedness workshop at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell.  Designed for adults age 60 and over, the workshop is lead by representati…

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Mill Demonstrations Resume At Historic Walnford

Upper Freehold - Once again visitors to Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, will be able to experience the rumble, clack and whoosh of the site’s 19th century gristmill.  Starting on Sunday, April 7, the gristmill will resume dem…

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Go Camping At Turkey Swamp Park

Freehold - Spring into spring by spending a night under the stars at the Monmouth County Park System’s family campground located in Turkey Swamp Park, Georgia Road, Freehold.  Opening for the season on Monday, April 1, the campground features …

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Monmouth County Park System Plans Earth Day Weekend

Howell - Too big for just one day, the Monmouth County Park System’s plans for Earth Day are a weekend-long celebration!  The fun starts Saturday, April 20 when the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, hosts i…

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Park System Showers Residents With Fun During April

LINCROFT, NJ---This April the Monmouth County Park System is showering residents with fun, family-friendly activities.  From Earth Day events to Play Dates in the Park, there’s never been a better time to enjoy all the parks have to offer.…

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Beach Badges Available For Monmouth County Park System’s Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Long Branch - Summer is coming and there’s no better place to spend it than on the sandy beaches of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch. Get a jump start on the summer by purchasing season beach badges and parking passes. Both will be a…

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Registration Open for Park System's Summer Camps and Swim Lessons

Lincroft, NJ - Spring is in the air and summer is sooner than you think. It’s time to sign up for summer camps and swim lessons with the Monmouth County Park System.  Registration is underway and being accepted online, by phone, through th…

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Frogs by Firelight Nature Program

Join a Park System Naturalist around the campfire and meet several of the Park System’s frogs.  Afterwards, enjoy a craft and nature walk.  This program is open to all ages, under 18 with adult. An additional session will be offered o…

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Monmouth County Park System To Host Gardening Workshop For Volunteers

Lincroft, NJ  - Have a green thumb and love spending time in the parks?  You might have what it takes to become a member of the Monmouth County Park System’s Pruning Team. This group of dedicated volunteers helps the Park System tidy …

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Monmouth County Park System Honors Volunteers

Colts Neck - Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. In 2012, the Monmouth County Park System was lucky enough to receive 1,628 pairs thanks to its amazing volunteers. From sorting donations for Sandy Relief Efforts to assisting during races, these …

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Boat Ramp At The Manasquan Reservoir Opens For The Season

Calling all anglers, nature lovers and boat enthusiasts!  The Monmouth County Park System’s boat ramp at the Manasquan Reservoir, Windeler Road, Howell, is open March 1 through November 30. Boat launch passes are available. The cost is $6 …

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Opening Day for Park System Golf Courses

Spring is right around the corner and so is the official start of the 2013 golf season. On Monday, March 4, all of  Monmouth County Park System’s six county golf courses  - Bel-Aire in Wall, Charleston Springs in Millstone, Hominy Hil…

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Monmouth County Park System To Publish Summer Camp/Swim Edition Of Program Directory

LINCROFT, NJ---Want to make a splash with your children this summer?  Send them to camp with the Monmouth County Park System for an experience they’ll never forget!  From Avengers Assemble!  to Kayak Crazy Odyssey, the Park Syste…

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March 2013 In The Parks

LINCROFT, NJ---Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner!  The Monmouth County Park System invites area residents to welcome the season in a park.  During the month of March, the Park System has planned the following activities:&n…

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Registration Open For Park System's Spring Program Directory

LINCROFT, NJ---Online, by phone, through the mail or in person – registration has opened for programs listed in the Monmouth County Park System’s spring issue of its Program Directory. Don’t miss out on the arts & crafts, nature…

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Crafters Wanted For Spring Craft Show

Crafters wanted for the Monmouth County Park System’s Spring Craft Show.  Held from 9am-2pm on Saturday, April 27 at the Tatum Park Red Hill Road Activity Center, Middletown, the show coincides with the Park System’s Annual Spring Pl…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Spring Program Directory To Be Released February 8, 2013

LINCROFT — This spring take up Gardening for Wildlife, be part of the Great American Family BBQ & Campout and go on a Sunset Kayak Tour with the Monmouth County Park System. Check out the Park System’s spring issue of its Program Dire…

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Monmouth County Park System Offers Training For Trails Team and Docents

LINCROFT, NJ---Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  Look no further than the Monmouth County Park System and its upcoming training for trails team members and docents.  These free training workshops are a great way to learn more about volu…

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Sunnyside Equestrian Center Hosts Winter Programs

LINCROFT, NJ---This winter the Monmouth County Park System is offering several programs at its  Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Middletown-Lincroft Road, Lincroft.   First up is Silver SPURs Horseback Riding on Mondays, February 18-April …

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Drop In Activities Planned for February 2013

LINCROFT, NJ---It may be the dead of winter, but the Monmouth County Park System is heating things up with fun this February.  So come with a friend or ready to make one and enjoy the following:Groundhog DaySaturday, February 2 from 1-4pmHistori…

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The Monmouth County Park System Plans Nature Programs For Kids This Winter

Calling all budding naturalists and their parents!  The Monmouth County Park System is filling the dull days of winter with fun and exciting nature programs for youngsters.  First up is Little Hands on Nature for preschoolers age 3-5 with a…

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January 2013 In The Parks

LINCROFT, NJ---Think we’d let a little thing like winter slow us down?  Think again.  The Monmouth County Park System has planned numerous activities for county residents to enjoy.  Here’s what is planned for January: Open Shoot Ar…

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Winter Golf Rates Offered At Bel-Aire and Charleston Springs Golf Courses

LINCROFT, NJ--Cross your fingers and hope for mild weather!  The Monmouth County Park System is keeping two of its golf courses open for play this winter – Bel-Aire Golf Course in Wall and Charleston Springs Golf Course in Millstone.  Gol…

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Winter Fun in County Parks

LINCROFT, NJ--- Winter fun heats up when the temperature drops and snow flies in the Monmouth County Park System. Whether you’re looking to fly down the sledding hill, strap on your cross-country skis or lace up your ice skates, the Park System is …

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Park System offers Fun, Family-friendly Drop-in Programs this December

Lincroft, NJ — Whether you’re looking to explore nature or create a memory, the Monmouth County Park System is the place to be this December!  Throughout the month, the Park System has planned fun, family-friendly, drop-in programs including…

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Registration Open for Park System's Winter Programs

LINCROFT, NJ---Online, by phone, through the mail or in person – registration has opened for programs listed in the Monmouth County Park System’s winter issue of its Program Directory. Don’t miss out on the arts & crafts, nature, recreation…

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Park System Hosts Student/Instructor Show And Sale

Lincroft, NJ —  The holiday season brings lots of good tidings including the announcement of the Monmouth County Park System’s annual Student/Instructor Show and Sale. Held on Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2 at the Thompson Park Cr…

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Deep Cut Gardens To Host Photography Exhibit

Middletown, NJ -- Calling all photographers! The Monmouth County Park System is looking for entries for its Ephemeral & Enduring – Deep Cut Gardens Through the Seasons photography exhibit. Professional and amateur photographers 18 years and old…

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Winter Program Directory Available Nov. 9th

Lincroft, NJ — This winter explore Trails Less Traveled, enjoy A Journey into Fused Glass and discover the Weirdest Places in NJ with the Monmouth County Park System. Check out the Park System’s winter issue of its Program Directory for these and…

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Drop into a County Park for Fun this November

LINCROFT, NJ---From Open Shoot Archery to The Well-Dressed Woman, Fashions from 1862, the Monmouth County Park System has planned a November to remember with fun, family-friendly, drop-in programs.  Here’s what’s planned: Woods Hollow Classi…

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Parelli Prevention Preparation - Training for Horses and Owners

Sunnyside Equestrian Center Hosts Parelli Prevention Preparation – Reality Based Emergency Preparedness Training For Horses And Owners.Lincroft, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System is hosting Parelli Prevention Preparation – Reality Based Emerg…

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Strut Your Mutt – Halloween Doggie Parade Friends Of The Parks

LINCROFT, NJ---The Friends of the Monmouth County Park System in conjunction with the Monmouth County Park System, is pleased to announce that it is hosting the 9th Annual Strut Your Mutt Halloween Doggie Costume Parade, sponsored by Garden State Vet…

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Creatures Of The Night Wagon Rides Return To Huber Woods Park

Middletown - Get into the spirit of the season with the Monmouth County Park System’s Creatures of the Night! This light-hearted and educational twist on a Halloween hayride takes visitors through Huber Woods Park, Middletown. These family-friendly…

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Thompson Park Day Celebration 2012

Lincroft, NJ -- The Monmouth County Park System will host its annual Thompson Park Day celebration at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Free activities include entertainment, a corn maze, canoeing (12noon-4pm, weather permitting), pottery…

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Monmouth County Park System Releases Results Of The Manasquan Reservoir 5-Mile Run

The Monmouth County Park System has released the results of the Manasquan Reservoir 5-Mile Run held on Sunday, September 23, at the Manasquan Reservoir, Windeler Road, Howell. One hundred and seven racers ran the scenic cross-country course around th…

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Walnford Day Is Fast Approaching

Upper Freehold, NJ -- Write with a quill pen, don 18th century fashions and play old-fashioned games during the Monmouth County Park System’s annual Walnford Day celebration.  Held at Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold, the event brings histo…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Rock Climbng Wall Coming To Dorbrook Recreation Area

If you’ve ever wanted to try climbing as a sport, here’s your chance, visits to Dorbrook Recreation Area, will have a free chance to try the Monmouth County Park System’s 25-foot rock climbing wall during Climb Time. Climbers must be 42 inches …

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Tee Off On A County Course This Fall

Colts Neck, NJ -- Don’t pack away your clubs for the season just yet! Summer is quickly fading, but autumn’s mild temperatures and colorful foliage make it the perfect time of year to tee off at a county course. Best of all, starting October 1, t…

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Harvest Home Festival

Holmdel, NJ -- It’s all fun and games during the Monmouth County Park System’s Harvest Home Festival.  Held at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel, this old-fashioned country fair brings visitors back to the 1890s through game…

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Fall Into Autumn Fun At A County Park

Lincroft, NJ -- With its cool weather and colorful leaves, autumn is perhaps the best time of year to enjoy all the Monmouth County Park System has to offer. Whether you’re looking to rent a boat, play a round of golf or just relax, the Monmouth Co…

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October 7th Is Walnford Day!

With plenty of fall festivals to choose from, the Monmouth County Park System’s Walnford Day offers visitors a unique experience. Held at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, this event brings local history alive through music, hands-o…

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Drop In for Fun at a County Park This October

Lincroft, NJ—  From costume swaps to Play Dates in the Park, the Monmouth County Park System is the place for fall family fun this October. With an abundance of autumn activities, highlights of the month include Walnford Day, Thompson Park Day and…

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Swap Plants At Deep Cut Gardens’ Free Plant Swap

MIDDLETOWN, NJ--- Are you done with your daisies? Feeling lazy about your lilies?  Trade them in for something new! Join us for the Monmouth County Park System’s Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap at Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, Middletown.Ga…

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Save The Planet and Your Budget This Halloween!

With Halloween approaching, it’s time to start thinking of costumes for you, your family, and even your pets. This year, save some of your hard earned cash with the Monmouth County Park System’s all new Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap! Upcycle your g…

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Monmouth County Park System Offers Trails Training

Lincroft, NJ - Love the Monmouth County Park System’s 120+ miles of trails and interested in becoming part of the Park System’s Trails Team? Head over to the Thompson Park Annex Training Center and learn more about joining this dedicated group. P…

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See What’s New At The Monmouth County Fair!

FREEHOLD, NJ---If you’re looking for something different during your visit to the Monmouth County Fair, this is the year for you! Dog lovers will get a thrill out of the Dock Dogs! Cheer these amazing animals on as they jump, splash and swim across…

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$12 Special Winter Golf Rate at County Course

Lincroft, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce its $12 rate special for the 2008-2009 winte r golf season at Bel Aire Golf Course in Wall and Shark River Golf Course in Neptune. This special begins on December 24, 2008 and ends…

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