Monmouth Park, Oceanport
Located at Monmouth
Park near the Port-au-
Peck entrance, Bluegrass
Miniature Golf boasts two
18-hole themed courses:
the Triple Crown and the
Monmouth, where each hole
is named for favorite past
and present Monmouth Park
racehorses. With fountains,
natural obstacles and “sand
traps” decorating the course,
Bluegrass Miniature Golf
offers a fun and challenging
game for children and adults
alike. Free parking. Please
use Port-au-Peck entrance
for access to golf course.
Call ahead to check if
weather allows play.
Priding itself on being a family-friendly venue, Monmouth Park
hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the course of
- The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival is a Memorial Day
weekend staple with over 40 of the area’s top mobile eateries.
- Nothing says summer at the Shore like local seafood, and
Monmouth Park hosts its Surf & Turf Seafood Festival each July.
- Labor Day Weekend is home to the BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
with a dozen local BBQ joints plus a craft beer garden.
The jewel of the summer season is Monmouth Park’s biggest
race—the $1 million Haskell Invitational. Nearly 40,000 people
annually make the Haskell one of the Shore’s biggest summer
Every Sunday during the summer season is free Family Fun Day
featuring kids’ activities such as pony rides, a bounce house,
clowns and face painters. It all takes place in the spacious
Monmouth Park picnic area, where families and groups can grab a
table to spend a day at the races.
For fans in attendance this summer, the fun and excitement won’t
end with the conclusion of live racing. Also located on the grounds
of Monmouth Park are Blu Grotto Ristorante and the Beer Garden
at Blu Grotto. Directly adjacent to Blu Grotto is Bluegrass Mini Golf,
featuring two 18-hole courses, perfect for a family night out. For a
more casual scene, the William Hill Sports Bar is your best bet to
watch summer’s biggest games.
There will be 52 days of live racing this summer at Monmouth
Park, with races every week May 5 through September 9. General
parking and general admission are each only $5 and children 12
and under are always free. For a complete listing of dates, prices,
events and activities, go to www.monmouthpark.com.
Whether you’re looking for a vacation for a day, a safe and friendly
place to bring the family, or some of summer’s biggest events,
look no further than Monmouth Park Racetrack—your best bet for
summertime family fun.
Photo by Monmouth Park
Photo by J. Rutherford