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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

Thompson Park Day

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thompson Park
Lincroft, NJ
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Recent News

Monmouth County Park System - Costume Swap

ABERDEEN — Upcyle your gently used kids’, adults’ and 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 all, free! …

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Monmouth County Park System Fills October With Fun

MIDDLETOWN – Looking to treat your family to some fun this fall? It’s never been easier thanks to the Monmouth County Park System and all their offerings planned for October. Here’s what is planned: Historic Battery Lewis Tours…

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Monmouth County Park System News - September 8, 2022

PARK SYSTEM HOSTS PLANT SWAP ON SEPTEMBER 17 The Monmouth County Park System will host its Fall Plant Swap on Saturday, September 17 at Tatum Park, 151 Red Hill Road, Middletown. Gardeners are invited to bring well-established perennials…

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Monmouth County Park System - Offered its First Grown in Monmouth Camp

LINCROFT — From the smiles on the campers’ faces, it was clear that the Monmouth County Park System’s first offerings of its Grown in Monmouth summer camp was a success! Held from August 8-12, each day took campers to a different…

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Monmouth County Park System - See what's happening in your county parks this September

ENJOY SEPTEMBER IN THE PARKS! MIDDLETOWN - From canoe rentals to a concert in the park, the Monmouth County Park System is filling September with activities the whole family can enjoy. Here’s what is planned: Piano Ballads from the Turn…

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See What The Park System Has Planned In August

This August go seining along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay, enjoy story time on the banks of Crosswicks Creek, catch a concert in Thompson Park, and more! These are just some of the family-friendly activities the Monmouth County Park System has…

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Monmouth County Fair And Monmouth County Park System's Fall P&PG

A FAVORITE SUMMER TRADITION IS ALMOST HERE FREEHOLD --- The best part of summer is almost here! The Monmouth County Fair opens on Wednesday, July 27 and runs through Sunday, July 31. Held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold,…

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Monmouth County Park System - See What We Have Planned This July 2022

SEE WHAT THE PARK SYSTEM HAS PLANNED THIS JULY! Celebrate Parks & Recreation month by heading out to your county parks this July! It’s easy thanks to all the great offerings the Monmouth County Park System has planned for the month. …

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Historic Walnford To Host Art Exhibit

UPPER FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce it will host the interdisciplinary art exhibit Thrive at Historic Walnford, 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold. Exploring the cyclical nature of the world around…

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Monmouth County Park System - Monmouth County Fair Dates

Freehold - Summer is here and brings with it the Monmouth County Fair. Held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, the Monmouth County Fair runs Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31. Hours are 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 27-29; 11…

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Monmouth County Park System - Enjoy June In A County Park

LINCROFT — Looking to fill the long, lazy days of June with fun? Head to a county park and enjoy the many activities offered by the Monmouth County Park System. Here’s what is planned: Naturalist Walks at Winter Run Activity Center…

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Monmouth County Park System - Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

LONG BRANCH - Summer is almost here and it’s the best time of year to head over to the Monmouth County Park System’s Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, located on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch. Lifeguards are on duty weekends starting…

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Monmouth County Park System Hosts Plant Swap On May 7

MIDDLETOWN — The Monmouth County Park System will host its Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap on Saturday, May 7 at Tatum Park, 151 Red Hill Road, Middletown. Gardeners are invited to bring established plants in one-quart, one-gallon or…

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Monmouth County Park System News - Park System To Release Summer Edition Of Parks and Programs Guide

MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM TO RELEASE SUMMER PARKS & PROGRAMS GUIDE LINCROFT — This summer go on an Ice Cream and Evening Boat Tour, discover Kayak Fishing for Fluke & Bass, and enjoy Easy Morning Yoga with the Monmouth County…

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Call for Entries - Summer Night Exhibit

LINCROFT — Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Summer Nights Exhibit. Held from June 3-August 20 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit will…

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Monmouth County Park System - Walnford Day Planned For May 15

UPPER FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Park System is pleased to announce it will host Walnford Day on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold. This family-friendly event offers visitors the chance…

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Monmouth County Park System Honors Earth Day

LINCROFT— The Monmouth County Park System is honoring Earth Day with nature walks, pond studies and more at select parks throughout the county on Saturday, April 23. Here’s what is planned: Nature Walks at Clayton Park, Upper…

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Monmouth County Park System News- Park System to Host Spring Craft Show

PARK SYSTEM TO HOLD SPRING CRAFT SHOW ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9 TINTON FALLS From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, the Monmouth County Park System will host its Spring Craft Show at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, 2566 Guam Lane, Tinton Falls. …

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Monmouth County Park System News Turkey Swamp Park Family Campground Opens Soon

FREEHOLD— Whether you're looking to spend time in nature, create family memories, or just enjoy an affordable getaway, the Monmouth County Park System's family campground in Turkey Swamp Park is the place to go. Located at 200 Georgia Road in…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings April 2022

SPEND APRIL IN A COUNTY PARK LINCROFT - This April hop over to the Monmouth County Park System and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities. Highlights for the month include the Spring Craft Show, Music on the Porch, Splendid Spring Strolls and…

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Monmouth County Park System’s Golf Season Starts March 1!

COLTS NECK –Grab your clubs and come ready to play! The Monmouth County Park System’s golf season starts March 1 and all six county golf courses - Bel-Aire in Wall, Charleston Springs in Millstone, Hominy Hill in Colts Neck, Howell Park…

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News: Monmouth County Park System Plans Summer Job Fair, 2022

MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM PLANS SUMMER JOB FAIR Spend the summer working in the parks! The Monmouth County Park System is looking to hire lifeguards, camp counselors, park and golf course maintenance workers, swim instructors and more for…

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Monmouth County Park System to release a Summer Camps& Swim Lessons edition of its Parks & Programs Guide

LINCROFT- Want to give your children a summer that they’ll always remember? Send them to camp with the Monmouth County Park System for an unforgettable experience! From Shore Explorers to Princess Party Camp, the Park System offers numerous…

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Monmouth County Park System To Release Spring Parks & Programs Guide

LINCROFT — This spring try Forest Bathing, go on an Evening Garden Walk, and become a Budding Backyard Birder with the Monmouth County Park System. These are just some of the fantastic programs the Park System has planned for the season.…

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Monmouth County Park System Call For Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’s Juried Creative Arts Festival

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

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Monmouth County Park System Wants Residents To Stay Safe

Lincroft, NJ - Although the weather has been cold, Monmouth County Park System Rangers are cautioning residents that area bays, ponds and reservoirs are not safe for skating or other winter activities. In most cases, ice must be 4 – 5”…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for January 2022

Winter Beach Walk Thursday, January 6 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan Take a guided walk with a Park System Naturalist along the beach collecting and identifying some of the ocean’s natural treasures.…

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Call for Entries Into the Monmouth County Park System's The Silence of Winter Exhibit

Lincroft, NJ - Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming The Silence of Winter Exhibit. Held from February 4-March 26 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit…

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Monmouth County Park System Programs Guide for Winter 2021

Lincroft, NJ -- This winter whip up Classic Holiday Cookies, create Sticky Snowscapes, and bundle up for a Cross-Country Ski Experience with the Monmouth County Park System. These are just some of the amazing programs offered by the Park System that…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for November 2021

The crisp fall air, the crunch of leaves underfoot, and the riot of color that autumn brings makes November an amazing time of year to head outside. Even better, the Monmouth County Park System has planned an array of family-friendly activities…

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Thompson Park Day Offers Fun For The Whole Family

LINCROFT , NJ -- Looking to get into the spirit of the season? Head over to Thompson Park Day! Held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, this event is brimming with seasonal fun. …

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Thompson Park Day Is Sunday, October 17

Lincroft, NJ - From start to finish, Thompson Park Day is fun for the whole family! A celebration of the season, the event is held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 17 at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Free activities for…

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The Monmouth County Park System Cancels ‘A Century Of Song - A Musical Revue’

Lincroft, NJ - The Monmouth County Park System regrets to announce that its presentation of A Century of Song - A Musical Revue, planned for Thursday-Saturday, October 7-9, at the Thompson Park Theater Barn, Lincroft, is cancelled. For more…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for October 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – From Drop-In Zip Line to The Real Story of the Jersey Devil, the Monmouth County Park System has filled October with family-friendly offerings. Here’s what is planned: Drop-In Zip-Line Friday, October 1 from…

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Monmouth County Park System Announced Enjoy September in the Parks!

MIDDLETOWN — Whether you’re looking to soak up the last bit of summertime fun or welcome autumn with open arms, your county parks are the place to be this September. Even better, the Monmouth County Park System is filling the month with…

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Call For Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’s Into The Woods Exhibit

LINCROFT — Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Into the Woods Exhibit. Held from September 17-November 14 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit…

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Monmouth County Fair Offers Musical Entertainment

FREEHOLD, NJ -- The Monmouth County Fair is almost here and brings with it an amazing line-up of live musical performances. The fun kicks off with The Big House Band on Wednesday, July 21 performing from 8-8:45 p.m. and 9:30-10:15 p.m. With…

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Be Part of the 2021 Monmouth County Fair Home and Garden Competition

FREEHOLD – It’s time to start getting your entries ready for the 2021 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition. Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, and needlework on Sunday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on…

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Monmouth County Park System to Hold Freshwater Fishing Derby

HOWELL & FREEHOLD - Calling all anglers! The Monmouth County Park System is hosting its Freshwater Fishing Derby on Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20. Open to both beginner and experienced anglers, the event also features free fishing…

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Call For Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’s Geometric Exhibit

Lincroft, NJ -- Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Geometric Exhibit. Held from July 9 - August 28 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit will feature…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for June 2021

Lincroft, NJ -- Perhaps the loveliest month of the year, June is the perfect time to visit your county parks. The Monmouth County Park System makes it even better by filling the month with family-friendly activities. Here’s what is happening:…

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Monmouth County Park System To Release Summer Parks & Programs Guide

LINCROFT — This summer go on an Evening Garden Walk, discover a Glow in the Dark Zipline, and enjoy A Night of Jazz and Blues with the Monmouth County Park System. Other upcoming offerings include Campfire & Sandcasting, Beach Bash Yoga…

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Park System To Host Creative Arts and Music Festival

LINCROFT — The Monmouth County Park System is hosting its annual Creative Arts & Music Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. This juried arts festival features specially selected…

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Call For Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’s Color Exhibit

LINCROFT — Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Color Exhibit. Held from May 1-June 26 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit will feature works…

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Turkey Swamp Park Family Campground to Open for the Season

Freehold, NJ -- From chasing fireflies to gazing at the stars, there’s something magical about a family camping trip. And there’s no better place for one than the Monmouth County Park System’s family campground in Turkey Swamp…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for April 2021

ENJOY APRIL IN A COUNTY PARK Lincroft, NJ -- From an old-fashioned yarn bee to a chance to scale a portable climbing wall, the Monmouth County Park System fills April with family-friendly fun. Here’s what’s planned for the month:…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for March 2021

ENJOY MARCH IN A COUNTY PARK 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…

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Monmouth County Park System to Release Summer Camps and Swim Lessons Issue of its Parks and Programs Guide

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 Action Adventure Odyssey to Masterpiece Painting Camp, the Park System…

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Call For Entries Into The Monmouth County Park System’s Of The Earth Exhibit

LINCROFT — Calling all artists! The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming Of the Earth Exhibit. Held from March 5-April 24 at the Gallery in the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this exhibit will…

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Monmouth County Park System to Release Parks & Programs Guide for Spring 2021

Lincroft, NJ -- This spring discover The Power of Play, go on a Zipline Adventure, and set off on an Eagle Boat Tour of the Manasquan Reservoir with the Monmouth County Park System. Other upcoming offerings include Garden Together, Explore a…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for February 2021

LINCROFT – February may be the shortest month of the year, but the Monmouth County Park System packs it with fun activities for residents to enjoy. The schedule is as follows: Stargazing and Nighttime Walk Saturday, February 6 from…

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Monmouth County Park System Happenings for January 2021

PARK SYSTEM FILLS JANUARY WITH WINTER FUN LINCROFT, NJ -- Start the new year on the right foot by heading out to your county parks! There’s plenty to see and do thanks to all the great family-friendly activities the Monmouth County Park…

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

Lincroft, NJ - ‘Tis the season to get out and enjoy your county parks! The Monmouth County Park System makes it easy this December by offering fun, family-friendly, drop-in programs including The Sounds of Christmas, Wondrous Winter Walks,…

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Monmouth County Park System To Release Winter Issue Of Parks and Program Guide

Lincroft, NJ - This winter go on a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt, discover Mommy & Me Yoga, and bundle up for an Evening Night Hike with the Monmouth County Park System. These are just some of the amazing programs offered by the Park System that…

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Park System To Host Figurative Exhibit

Lincroft, NJ - From 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 23, the Monmouth County Park System is hosting an opening reception for its Figurative Exhibit. Held in the gallery at the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft, this show features works by…

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