Prime Day Banner October 2020
 

The Friends are excited to announce the winners for the Super 50/50 raffle drawing on September 17th.

1.  Trudy Van Hemmen 
2.  Louise Abbruzzese 
3.  Peter Locke 

Thank you everyone for your support! 

 

Friends Ad

 

RAP program
 

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.

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

Give the gift of membership!   

If you cherish parks, pledge your membership or give a loved one a membership by clicking below.

become a member

 

 

The Friends of the Monmouth County Park System, Inc., is a member-based, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides financial support for the Monmouth County Park System. Your support improves park facilities and programs through:

  • preserving historical and natural resources,
  • providing recreational opportunities for urban youth, and
  • providing activities for individuals with disabilities within the community.

Please consider joining us as we support your beautiful County Parks!

Our Membership Drive is Underway!

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Learn how to become part of the Friends of the Parks

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Facebook LogoFormed in 1991, the Friends of the Parks is a non-profit, 501(c)(3)Facebook Logo 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.

Friends of the Park Board 2015

 

What Do We Do?  
Throughout beautiful Monmouth County, the Park System manages 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 16,000 acres of county parks and open space maintained by the Park System.  
 

Memorial Bench 

Kimball Bench

Honor the memory of a relative or friend or recognize a birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement or other special event.  Your tax deductible donation will underwrite the cost of the bench and its installation. The Friends will install a recognition plaque on each donated bench.

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.

 

Bench Collage

 

Coastal Activity Center Holiday Party
 
 

 

Historic Dress for Longstreet Farm

 
 
Guests
 
 
Tree Planting
 
 
Urban Rec Water Activity

 

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.

The Friends accept American Express, Visa & MasterCard. Call the Friends office at 732-975-9735 for payment information. 

The Friends Tax ID #:  22-3163875.