HOLMDEL--  From 12noon to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel will be the site of Wool Days/Sheep Shearing.  Events include sheep-shearing and demonstrations by sheep-herding dogs.  Visitors can also enjoy wagon rides to a neighboring site, the Monmouth County Historical Association’s Holmes-Hendrickson House, where staff will demonstrate the way wool was used in Colonial America with spinning and weaving activities.  Held rain or shine, parking and admission are free.  For more information, call the Park System at (732) 842-4000.  For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

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Visitors watch as sheep are herded during Wool Days/Sheep Shearing at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel

The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since being the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 14,500 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation program and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.