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IMAGE Deputy Chief Craig Weber Selected as New Police Chief
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
PHOTO: Middletown Police Chief R. Craig Weber MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Deputy Chief R. Craig Weber, a life-long township resident, has been unanimously... Read More...
IMAGE Middletown Promotes One Officer and Hires Another
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
PHOTO: Sergeant Kevin Gardiner takes his oath of office surrounded by family. MIDDLETOWN- The Middletown Township Police Department has promoted one... Read More...
Arts Collaborative to Offer Hands-On Art Demo in Coordination with Monmouth Museum Exhibit
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
ASBURY PARK, NJ –Supported by leading art material brands Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris, The Collective Art Tank, a progressive... Read More...
IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - August 19, 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and... Read More...
IMAGE Long Branch Native Serves Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Petty Officer First Class Joseph Errigo is a boatswain’s mate aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Long Branch,... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Skewed View - August 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Man calls 911 because a drug dealer is at the corner.  Wait, no, that's a street sign: http://bit.ly/1kBfhVf Why did the chicken cross the road?... Read More...
IMAGE Faith Plays Big Role with Mom
by Daniel J. Vance
Friday, 15 August 2014
Every now and then, a person featured here attributes faith as pivotal in their being able to cope with disability—one in themselves or family... Read More...
IMAGE Sending the Last Child to College
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 15 August 2014
This week, our last (fourth) daughter will leave us for college.  Three have already graduated from college and the last one is quasi-ready to... Read More...
IMAGE Bottom of the Barrel – The Mother of all Smokescreens
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
More than any president in living memory – and probably more than most presidents in non-living memory – Barack Hussein Obama has repeatedly... Read More...
IMAGE Baby Burrfish Swims in New York Harbor
by Joe Reynolds
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The waters of New York Harbor are full of surprises. Nature has a way of taking us by surprise, especially near a concrete jungle. Earlier in the... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 21 @ 7:00PM -
The Dead Beat Poet Society
Thu Aug 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Free Summer Concert - Manalapan
Sat Aug 23 @12:30PM - 03:30PM
Jersey Shore Rose Society Meets
Thu Aug 28 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours
Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop

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.