LINCROFT - From scarecrow contests to kids’ races, Thompson Park Day celebrates the season with traditional autumn activities in a beautiful park setting. Held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Thompson Park Day is the quintessential fall festival. Free activities include canoeing on Marlu Lake (weather permitting), kids’ races, pie-eating contests, entertainment, mini golf, and more. Activities requiring two tickets ($1 per ticket) or a wristband ($10 per person) are archery, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, inflatable rides, laser tag, wagon rides, Turbo Twister and Turbo Tubs. Tickets will only be accepted for pumpkin painting and ceramics. Each of those activities is two tickets.
A scarecrow contest will be held from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Entries are $10 in advance or $12 day of event. The Friends of the Parks will hold their annual Strut Your Mutt doggie costume contest as well. Details for both the scarecrow and “Strut Your Mutt” contests are available online at www.MonmouthCountyParks.com.
To learn more about Thompson Park Day or other Park System activities, please visit www.MonmouthCountyParks.com or call the Park System at 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.