mcps thompson park gardeningPHOTO: Gardening at Thompson Park, Lincroft.

LINCROFT, NJ —  Gardening is fun, social and good exercise.  It’s also a great way to volunteer in the parks.  The Monmouth County Park System is offering drop-in volunteering (ages 14 & up) April through October from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at several park locations:

Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck - Tuesdays

Thompson Park, Lincroft - Wednesdays

Huber Woods Park, Middletown - Thursdays

Holmdel Park, Holmdel - Thursdays (ages 16 & up)

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown - Wednesdays & Saturdays (ages 16 & up)

To get started, all new garden volunteers are encouraged to attend an optional Tree and Shrub Pruning workshop.  Choose the date that you would like to attend.

Pruning Trees & Shrubs Workshop   

Wednesday, April 8 or Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft

To register for the workshop or to become a garden volunteer in the parks, please contact Melissa Bezahler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 732-842-4000, ext. 4283.

For more information about the Monmouth County Park System, please visit 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.