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Jun 29, 2018

Local Environmental Quests in Monmouth County


Looking to fill those long, lazy days of summer? Seek out some nature fun by joining the Monmouth County Park System for Enviro-Quest! Meeting each week at a different county park, this nature program is fun, easy and free.
Start in the parking lot and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where the Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in activities, crafts or games for 30–60 minutes of nature fun.

The schedule is as follows:

·       Thursday, July 5 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck – Meet in the picnic shelter next to the basketball courts.

·       Thursday, July 12 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen – Meet in the Visitor Center parking area.

·       Thursday, July 19 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Big Brook Park, Marlboro – Meet near the pond.

·       Thursday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan – Meet in the Activity Center’s Program Room.

·       Thursday, August 2 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth – Meet at the picnic tables by the Bay House.

·       Thursday, August 9 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Thompson Park, Lincroft – Meet at the Old Orchard Picnic Shelter.

·       Thursday, August 16 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tatum Park, Middletown – Meet in the Red Hill Activity Center parking lot.

·       Thursday, August 23 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Shark River Park, Wall – Meet at the Shelter Building.

·       Thursday, August 30 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold – Meet at the Oak Point Picnic Shelter.

For more information about this program or the Monmouth County Park System, please visit  or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.