2012-06-01 / Parks

MONMOUTH COUNTY PARKS

County Parks:

1 Bayshore Waterfront Park

Port Monmouth

227 acres fishing pier, birding, fishing, activity center in the Seabrook- Wilson House 2 Clayton Park

Emley’s Hill Road, Upper Freehold

422 acres six- mile trail for hiking, biking, horseback riding 3 Crosswicks Creek Greenway

Route 537

Upper Freehold

1,448 acres fishing, canoeing 4 Deep Cut Gardens

Red Hill Road, Middletown

54 acres gardens, greenhouses, horticultural library, koi pond 5 Dorbrook Recreation Area

Route 537, Colts Neck

535 acres athletic fields, playground, sprayground, tennis, basketball, open fields, horseshoes, two swimming pools for lessons, roller hockey rink, 1.8 miles of paved trails for walking, biking and in- line skating 6 East Freehold Park

Kozloski Road, Freehold Township

81 acres showgrounds for dogs & horses, home of the Monmouth County Fair 7 Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area


Children of all ages search for decorations for their sandcastles at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch. 
ERIC SUCAR Children of all ages search for decorations for their sandcastles at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch. ERIC SUCAR Manasquan

55 acres fishing, dogs must be on leash at all times in the park 8 Hartshorne Woods Park Navesink Avenue, Middletown  787 acres group cabin camping (reservation), cross- country skiing, fishing, trails for hiking, biking, walking and horseback riding, three miles of paved paths, 11- mile trail system 9 Henry Hudson Trail

Aberdeen to Atlantic Highlands

22 miles

10- foot wide, 22- mile trail for walking, biking, in- line skating, and horseback riding, restroom in Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center on Route 36 10 Holmdel Park & Longstreet Farm

Longstreet Road, Holmdel  565 acres tennis, nature and fitness trail, playground, picnic area, shelter with snack bar, fishing and skating ponds, sledding hill, arboretum, living history farm 11 Huber Woods Park


Harry Beals thinks his son Christopher, may have a bite, while friend Dylan Fisher, looks on during the Outdoor Expo at Turkey Swamp Park. The event was sponsored by the Monmouth County Park System. 
SCOTT FRIEDMAN Harry Beals thinks his son Christopher, may have a bite, while friend Dylan Fisher, looks on during the Outdoor Expo at Turkey Swamp Park. The event was sponsored by the Monmouth County Park System. SCOTT FRIEDMAN Browns Dock Road, Middletown

366 acres forest and meadows, more than eight miles of trails, environmental center 12 Manasquan Reservoir

Howell

1,204 acres fishing, kayaking, row boats, environmental center, five- mile trail for hiking and biking, one- mile nature trail, playground, boat ramp, ice skating, boat tours on summer weekends 13 Manasquan River Greenway

Windeler Road, Howell & Freehold

337 acres canoeing, kayaking, boat launch, open space

14 Monmouth Cove Marina
Port Monmouth Road, Middletown
11 acres
154 wet slips

15 Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Highlands
12 acres
overlook on Raritan Bay, view of New York City skyline, playground, home to county’s 9/ 11 memorial and 1980 hostage memorial


Sandy Hook Lighthouse Sandy Hook Lighthouse 16 Perrineville Lake Park
Perrineville Road, Millstone
897 acres
trails, fishing, canoeing, car- top boat launch (electric powered boats only)

17 Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Ocean Ave., Long Branch
38 acres
swimming with lifeguards, beach walk, activity center, boat launch for car- top or small personal watercraft only, fishing, playground, sand volleyball, pavilion with snack bar, skateplex, surfing area, outdoor showers 18 Shark River Park
Schoolhouse Road, Neptune
946 acres
fishing, hiking, ice skating, cross- country skiing, shuffleboard, horseshoes, reservable shelter building, playground, fitness trail 19 Sunnyside Recreation Area
Middletown
135 acres
equestrian center, therapeutic horseback riding, multi- use trail, accredited as a premier center by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association 20 Tatum Park
Holland & Red Hill roads, Middletown
366 acres
four miles of trails, playground, two activity centers 21 Thompson Park
Newman Springs Road, Middletown
665 acres
boat ramp, more than 12 miles of trails, fishing, group picnic facility, playground, tennis, off- leash dog area, athletic fields, theater barn, activity barn and creative arts center barn 22 Turkey Swamp Park
Georgia Road, Freehold
2,111 acres
17- acre lake, boating, fishing, skating, trails, archery range, playground, campground, reservable picnic areas

23 Historic Walnford
Walnford Road, Upper Freehold
36 acres
features 19th- century gristmill and Waln family home 24 Weltz Park
Port Monmouth
165 acres
open space for hiking, birding, butterfly searching 25 Wolf Hill Recreation Area
Crescent Place, Oceanport
92 acres
open space, two fields available for reservation, off- leash dog area

Undeveloped Parks:
26 Baysholm Tract
Freehold Township
71 acres
27 Big Brook Park
Marlboro
379 acres
28 De Bois Creek Recreation Area
Freehold Township
135 acres
29 Metedeconk River Greenway
Freehold to Howell
83 acres
30 Union Transportation Trail
Upper Freehold
2 acres
31 Yellowbrook Tract
Howell
337 acres
State Parks:
32 Allaire State Park
Route 524, Wall
3,061 acres
interpretative center, visitor center/ museum, canoeing, picnic area, playground, food concession, fishing, deer hunting, cross- country skiing, trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, nature trails, camping, home of the Pine Creek Railroad, Allaire historical village 33 Leonardo State Marina
Concord Avenue, Middletown
179 berths, charter boats, boat launch ramp, winter wet storage, fuel, bait and tackle, luncheonette, shower facilities 34 Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Freehold- Englishtown Road, Manalapan
1,810 acres
interpretative center, visitor center, picnic tables, playground, food concession, hunting (by permit), sledding, cross- country skiing, horseback trails, hiking trails, historic battlefield, museum, and Craig House

National Park:
35 Gateway National Recreation Area &
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Sandy Hook
3,061 acres
swimming, boating, picnic areas, fishing, trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking, nature trail, home of historic Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Lighthouse

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