PARK GEMS The Monmouth County Park System
DEEP CUT GARDENS M4
A “must see” for the home gardener.
Gardens and greenhouses, beautiful
in every season; horticultural staff and
Athletic fields, tennis courts, playground,
horseshoe courts, two swimming
pools, spray ground, inline skating rink,
basketball courts, reserved picnic area,
activity center and trail for walking,
running, biking and rollerblading.
EAST FREEHOLD PARK J8
Showground hosts horse shows, special
events and the Monmouth County Fair,
held at the end of July. Fair features 4-H
exhibits, amusements, entertainment,
fireworks, home and garden competition
and antique auto show.
CONSERVATION AREA P13
Last undeveloped land at the Manasquan
Inlet. Activity center hosts nature
programs. Fish, sunbathe, and walk on
HARTSHORNE WOODS PARK P3
Fish or explore the 19 miles of trails
that range from easy to challenging.
Abandoned military batteries, including
some from World War II, are visible. Great
water views. *Best Hiking Trail in NJ, New
Jersey Monthly Magazine Readers Poll.
information line assists visitors with
questions about wheelchair accessibility of
park system facilities. Call 732-842-4000 ext.
4312, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30
pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4
pm. Most park system recreation facilities
and program buildings are wheelchair
accessible, as are the first floors of historic
buildings at Longstreet Farm and Historic
Walnford and the playgrounds at Seven
Presidents Oceanfront Park and Dorbrook
Recreation Area. Seven Presidents Park,
the only county park that charges a fee,
offers free playground access for individuals
with disabilities. Surf chairs are available
by prior arrangement. Please call
732-229-0924 or 732-229-7025.
The nationally recognized system includes parks, forests, gardens,
wetland and marine habitats, golf courses, historic sites, recreation areas
and conservation properties. It offers more than 4,000 recreation programs
and activities including festivals, classes, trips and performances for all
ages and abilities. Parks are open from 8 am to dusk. Hours change with
the season and may be affected by special activities.
www.monmouthcountyparks.com | 732.842.4000
Photo by J. Rutherford
HENRY HUDSON TRAIL, FREEHOLD
TO ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS J8-P3
22 miles of paved trail in several
sections, for walkers, cyclists, inline
skaters and equestrians. *Best Biking
Trail in NJ, New Jersey Monthly
Magazine Readers Poll.
HOLMDEL PARK L4
Extensive facilities for active recreation
and nature appreciation. At historic
Longstreet Farm, costumed staff offer
hands-on programs such as milking
cows or grinding corn and perform
daily chores using the methods and
customs of the 1890s. David C. Shaw
Arboretum presents information on local
HUBER WOODS PARK P4
Multi-use trails and environmental center
with hands-on nature displays. Fabulous
view of the Navesink River.
MANASQUAN RESERVOIR K11
Amidst woods and wetlands, with a
five-mile perimeter trail, fishing, boating
and an environmental center. Abundant
wildlife and home to bald eagles.
MT. MITCHILL SCENIC
Overlooking the Raritan Bay with 9/11
Memorial and views of the New York
PERRINEVILLE LAKE PARK E9
Peace, quiet and natural beauty. Canoe, kayak and
fish for bass or catfish (electric-powered boats only).
OCEANFRONT PARK Q6
Swim, surf, fish or walk on the beach.
Boat launch, playground, skatepark and seasonal
SHARK RIVER PARK N10
946 acres for fishing, picnicking, ice skating, cross
country skiing, shuffleboard, horseshoe courts,
reservable shelter building, playground, hiking and
SUNNYSIDE RECREATION AREA AND
EQUESTRIAN CENTER M5
A horse lover’s delight that provides riding
experiences for all people, particularly those with
physical and cognitive disabilities.
THOMPSON PARK M6
The park includes playgrounds, craft center, tennis
courts, boating, fishing and off-leash dog area.
Paved and unpaved trails along reservoir.
TURKEY SWAMP PARK I10
At the northern end of the New Jersey Pine Barrens,
17-acre lake, wooded campsites, multi-use and
fitness trails, picnic areas and playgrounds.
WALNFORD AT CROSSWICKS CREEK B12
Large home built in 1774, assorted outbuildings
and farm structures. Provides a glimpse into a
former mill village and estate. Part of Crosswicks