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IMAGE Enjoy a Relaxing August in Monmouth County
Saturday, 19 July 2014
PHOTO: Keyport Spanish American Festival is August 9 at Beach Park. (facebook image) The best of summer is on its way FREEHOLD, NJ – Warm... Read More...
Help Your Community Exercise Their Right to Vote
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Become a Monmouth County election poll worker FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for upcoming elections.... Read More...
National Park Tourism in New Jersey Creates $159.5 Million in Economic Benefit
Saturday, 19 July 2014
New report shows visitor spending supports 2,328 jobs in New Jersey PHILADELPHIA, PA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that... Read More...
IMAGE COA: Obama Administration’s Final Decision Declares Open Season on the Atlantic by Big Oil
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Coalition Responds to Administration’s Hypocritical Ocean Policy--- Adds Insult to Injury off Jersey Shore SANDY HOOK, NJ - Today, the Bureau of... Read More...
AAA Mid-Atlantic: Pump Prices in a Mid-Summer Slide
Saturday, 19 July 2014
The Week As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Review - Tammy
by David Prown
Sunday, 20 July 2014
It's amazing to me how lame the movie selection was this week. I'm not even sure if there was anything new out...amazing. Have you noticed how I'm... Read More...
IMAGE The Importance of the Small Things, such as Commas
by George Hancock-Stefan
Sunday, 20 July 2014
I came back from a two week trip through Romania and Turkey.  It was a great trip visiting old and new churches and monasteries, and meeting in... Read More...
IMAGE Traumatic Brain Injury Was Devastating
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Four days after getting his driver's license at age 16 in 1975, Todd Bode was coaxed into joining his big brother on a road trip. The hook was that... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - July 18, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 18 July 2014
Edward Snowden says Dropbox is "hostile to privacy". That and Condoleezza Rice has been on their board since April: http://bit.ly/1rmen1c Why... Read More...
IMAGE How Many Divisions does the Court Have?
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 18 July 2014
“How many divisions does the Pope have?” This was Josef Stalin’s famous rhetorical question to an advisor concerned about the Pope’s... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 22 @ 8:00AM -
Golf Outing - Marlboro
Tue Jul 22 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Wed Jul 23 @ 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Story Time
Wed Jul 23 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Thu Jul 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours

mcps_winter_sled_2012LINCROFT, NJ —  Winter fun heats up when the temperature drops and snow flies in the Monmouth County Park System. Whether you’re looking to fly down the sledding hill, strap on your cross-country skis or lace up your ice skates, the Park System is the place to be.

Open when there are two or more inches of snow, hours for the sledding hill in Holmdel Park, Holmdel, are 8am-7pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Groomed trails are open to cross-country skiers at Thompson Park, Lincroft, and Charleston Springs Golf Course, Millstone, as weather permits.  Marked, ungroomed trails are available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Clayton Park, Upper Freehold; Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown; Holmdel Park, Holmdel; Huber Woods Park, Middletown; Shark River Park, Wall; Tatum Park, Middletown; and Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold.  Please note that the Park System’s Deer Management Program will be underway until February 16 at several of these sites.  (For complete details, please visit our website at www.monmouthcountyparks.com.)   Hours for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are the same as regular park hours: 8am-dusk. 

Need equipment? Head over to Thompson Park, Lincroft. Cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is available for rent at the Thompson Park Ski Hut, located next to the Three Barns Parking Area. Rentals are available daily from 9am-4pm on a first come, first served basis. Feel free to call ahead and check for size availability as sizes are limited. Cross-country ski equipment can be held for a maximum of two hours. Equipment rented after 3pm must be returned by 12noon the next day. The cost is $15 to rent ski equipment and $10 for snowshoes.  Evening rentals are also now available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-8:30pm at a cost of $10 (equipment must be returned at the end of the evening.) For more information, please call (732) 842-4000, ext. 4312.

The fun really starts after a week or so of freezing temperatures and Holmdel, Shark River and Turkey Swamp Parks post their “Skating Today” signs.  Hours for ice skating are 8am-7pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am-9pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Ice skating isn’t the only fun to be had!  Manasquan Reservoir, Thompson Park and Turkey Swamp Park open for ice fishing in designated areas. Always check with park rangers before heading onto the ice.

Please be aware that these activities are offered only when conditions permit. Be sure to visit our website www.monmouthcountyparks.com for the latest updates on conditions. To learn more about these Park System activities, please visit our website or call (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.