Upcoming Events - Save the Date:

2015 Annual Membership Meeting   
March 28th at 9 a.m.
Hominy Hill Golf Course Club House, Colts Neck

Friends of the Parks Annual Golf Outing    
May 20th  
Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck


See Executive Director Maria Wojciechowski's recent interview on Monmouth In Focus. 

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Formed in 1991, the Friends of the Parks is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization comprised of area citizens and businesses committed to the support of the Monmouth County Park System. In this day and age, when recreation funding must be stretched to meet the needs of a burgeoning population, membership dues, donations, and proceeds from special fundraisers furnish the financial assistance necessary to achieve a number of worthwhile goals.

What Do We Do?
Throughout beautiful Monmouth County, the Park System manages 36 parks, golf courses, recreation areas, historic sites and stream valleys for your recreation and enjoyment. The Friends realize how important it is to protect and preserve the more than 12,000 acres of county parks and open space maintained by the Park System.

RAP - Recreation Assistance Program    
In 1986, the Monmouth County Park System began the Recreation Assistance Program (RAP) to provide a variety of recreational activities for underprivileged youth in our urban communities. In recognition of this program’s importance, the Friends of the Parks, a 501(c)(3) organization, has developed an annual RAP Appeal to assist the Park System in making quality recreation available to disadvantaged youth here in our county. The Friends provide scholarships for children from Monmouth County’s urban communities to participate in week-long summer camps (including door-to-door transportation), summer concerts, boat rides, farm tours, and educational programs.

Urban Rec participants thank Friends for great time at the Monmouth County Fair.
Urban Rec participants thank Friends for great time at the Monmouth County Fair.
 
 
Thank you to the Atlantic Club for 70,000 Step donation to Friends and Therapeutic Recreation.
Thank you to the Atlantic Club for 70,000 Step donation to Friends and Therapeutic Recreation.

Learn more about RAP and how to help send a child to camp.

What Are You Waiting For?
Become a Friend today. For an application form, call the Friends of the Parks office at 732-975-9735 or download the form in pdf format.

What's New?
The Friends now accept American Express, Visa & MasterCard. Call the Friends office at 732-975-9735 for payment information.

 
                                                              2013 Annual Report