LINCROFT, NJ – The Friends of the Parks are honoring the Monmouth County Park System’s 50th Anniversary with a celebration scheduled for Sunday, June 13 from 4-6pm. Held at the beautiful Thompson Park Visitor Center, the celebration features recreation demonstrations, special presentations, and a menu of wine, beer, passed hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Parks, a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to support the Monmouth County Park System.  To purchase tickets in advance for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please call (732) 975-9735. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event. For more information on this, and other 50th anniversary programs, visit or call (732) 842-4000.

The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since 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 programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.