Activity Directory   
Released five (5) times a year, each issue features a listing of recreational programs and special events.  From pottery classes to nature walks, these offerings are a great way to meet people, explore new interests or develop a hobby.

Birthday Parties      
Are your youngsters tired of the same old birthday parties?  Are you tired of the hassle?  If you want a party package that’s affordable, well-run and fun, let the Park System help you plan a celebration that will delight everyone.

Events & Races     
From the E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon to Thompson Park Day, the Park System plans special events and races throughout the year for residents to enjoy. Race participants can download applications and see results.

Each year more than 200,000 rounds are played each year on our courses. Our facilities can accommodate golfers of all skill levels. We offer five championship 18-hole courses, two 18-hole executive courses, a 9-hole, par 3 course, and three warm-up ranges.

Group Activities    
Farm tours, nature walks and rock climbing are just a few of the reasonably priced activities available to schools, youth clubs and organizations, and community groups.

Monmouth County Fair     
Held in late July, the Monmouth County Fair features 4-H exhibits, amusements, entertainment, fireworks, home and garden competitions and much more!

Programs & Registration   
See a complete listings of upcoming nature, sport and recreation programs. Online registration is available for most programs.

Urban Recreation   
Urban Recreation provides recreational opportunities to residents of Monmouth County municipalities that meet the criteria of N.J.S.A.52:27D-178 for eligibility for the Municipal (Urban) Aid Program, as determined by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.


  1. Will there ever be more activities on weekends? I'm looking for activities like cooking classes, archery, etc., but can't make it on the weekdays!!

  2. Thank you for contacting us. Most of our cooking classes are on weekdays, though many are offered in the evenings. We do have 2 this summer available on Saturdays. This summer we also have a family archery program running on Sundays, as well as two drop-in archery programs (non-instructional) on weekends. If you're interested in outdoor programs, quite a few of our hikes, canoe, and kayak programs are held on weekends. Please check out our Summer Directory available tomorrow, May 11, for a list of all our summer programs. The Directory can be viewed online, mailed to you, or is also available at most of our county parks. If you have any questions, please email

  3. Thanks!! I'll definitely be signing up for some of those this summer!

  4. Is Big Brook Creek, acquired by Monmouth County Park System, banning fossil hunting and why?
    Thank you for a response. Many fossil hunters would like to know more about this new rule. No date when rule came into effect. New signs along the roads do not specify.

    1. Thank you for contacting us. It is always been our policy that all natural features be left as they were found within the Monmouth County Park System parks. Our policies can be viewed at
      However, some of the nearby land is owned by Colts Neck Township and was often where many people would go fossiling. Recently we've heard that they've changed their rules and require a permit for such activities. Please contact the township for further details.