The Friends of the Parks have a temporary telephone number - 
 732-842-4000, ext. 4332. 
Bench Dedication Program 
Bench Dedication Application 

Congratulations to our Super 50/50 Raffle winners at the Monmouth County Fair:

          • K. Thompson
          • J. Hellriegel
          • A. Cordero
The winners have been notified.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends Super 50/50 Raffle – we’ll see you next year at the Monmouth County Fair!

Thank you for your support!  

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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


 2023 Extreme Team Clean Trail Grant Winner

Extreme Team Clean Trail


Community Recreation

This program helps with the costs related to sending children from Monmouth County to a week of summer camp in our beautiful county parks.


RAP program

RecAssist for Groups Program   

Coastal Activity Center After School Program  
In addition to the Wild Adventures Travel Camp, the Monmouth County Park System offers an after-school program at the Coastal Activity Center. The program provides quality recreational activities for elementary school-age (grades K-5) children on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m. For more information, please call 732-460-1167, ext. 21. Throughout the year, the Monmouth County Friends of the Parks fund trips, parties and programs for this program. 

Learn more about RecAssist.

Facebook LogoFormed 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.


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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

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 732-842-4000, ext. 4330 or download the form in pdf format.

The Friends accept American Express, Visa & MasterCard. Call the Friends office at 732-842-4000, ext. 4332 for payment information. 

The Friends Tax ID #:  22-3163875.