mcps fishing derbyPICTURED – The Children’s Fishing Derby will once again be part of the Monmouth County Park System’s Outdoor Adventure Expo.

FREEHOLD-  Bring your pole and bait and head over to the Children’s Fishing Derby from 12noon-2pm on Sunday, May 18 at Turkey Swamp Park, Georgia Road, Freehold.  Besides being fun, the Children’s Fishing Derby also teaches good fishing etiquette.  Please remember that ages 16 and older require a New Jersey fishing license.  The Children’s Fishing Derby is just one portion of the Monmouth County Park System’s Outdoor Adventure Expo.  Held from 11am-5pm, this event highlights outdoor recreation opportunities available in the area through free lectures, demonstrations, mini-clinics and nature hikes.

Visitors to the event are invited to try the Park System’s 25’ rock climbing wall, canoes and paddleboats.  Meet members of local outdoor adventure clubs who will answer questions and give advice, as well as representatives from companies that sell outdoor recreation equipment.   The event is rain or shine.  Admission and parking are free.  Camping is available inside the park (for a fee).  For more information about the Monmouth County Park System or the Outdoor Adventure Expo, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the 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.