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IMAGE MONEY Magazine Names Middletown One of Best Places to Live
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
PHOTO: Middletown Arts Center - Allan Dean MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township has been named one of the best places to live by MONEY magazine yet... Read More...
IMAGE Senegal Choir at Kean University October 11
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
UNION, NJ - Direct from Dakar, The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will perform at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre on Saturday October 11 at 7:30... Read More...
Sheriff's Office to Enhance Patrols This Week
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
FREEHOLD, NJ - The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office is remaining vigilant and on heightened alert as the Jewish High Holy Days begin with the... Read More...
IMAGE Awesome October Programs for Kids & Tweens at Middletown Library
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - “Not So Scary” Celebrations all month long @ the Library! Snapshot Day 2014-Wed, Oct 1 begins a month-long celebration... Read More...
IMAGE Fall Foliage: Chilly Nights in Northeast Set Stage for Striking Display
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
IMAGE: Fall Foliage. credit AccuWeather.com AccuWeather reports with the start of fall this week, lows across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Steinbach Tackles Paranoid Schizophrenia
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 21 September 2014
He began hearing voices in his head at age 15. Said Charles Steinbach, of Grand Junction, Colorado, in a telephone interview: “It started with... Read More...
IMAGE Living in the Daily Tensions
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 19 September 2014
I am currently reading the book of the great prophet Jeremiah. He lived in the time when the Babylonians conquered the nation of Israel.  While... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - September 19, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 19 September 2014
Woman gets outbid on her "dream home" turns it into a nightmare as she plays pranks on the couple who outbid her.  http://abcn.ws/YRFfKS... Read More...
IMAGE The Secret of Old Age
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Facebook is a playground for adults. You can find pretty much anything there. While some folks share political commentary, others post inspirational... Read More...
IMAGE Romney Seems Ready for Another Run
by Dennis
Thursday, 18 September 2014
For the past several weeks, the media and the Republican Party have been abuzz with talk related to a most unexpected of topics: former Massachusetts... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 24 @ 9:30AM - 10:00AM
Baby Story Time Ages 10 – 24 months
Wed Sep 24 @10:30AM - 10:50AM
Toddler Story Time Ages 2 & 3
Thu Sep 25 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours
Thu Sep 25 @ 3:15PM -
Fall Story Time - AH Library
Thu Sep 25 @ 3:15PM - 03:45PM
School Age Programs Grades K and up

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.