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Feb 03, 2020

Winter Activities at Holmdel Park Bring out the Kid in Everyone

By Joanne Colella

Photo By: Regina Bandini

Even though there has yet to be any significant snowfall this season in our area, Old Man Winter may not be done with us yet, and the possibility for a winter wonderland still remains. And should we get enough of the white stuff, Holmdel Park offers entertaining options for winter activities that are sure to delight kids of all ages.

Located at 44 Longstreet Rd. in Holmdel, the park opens every day at 7 am all year. It closes at 6:30 pm from Wednesday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, March 7.



When there is snow on the ground and conditions are safe, Holmdel Park is the place to go for sledding fun. In fact, Holmdel Park has been named one of the best locations for sledding in the tristate area, and the hundreds of excited families who flock to the popular sledding hill on snowy days will attest to that fact.

On days when the sledding hill is open, the hours are 8 am to 7 pm Sunday through Thursday and 8 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday.


Ice Skating

When Jack Frost settles in for a long visit, the conditions are right and the ice is at least 5 inches thick, โ€œSkating Todayโ€ signs will be posted at Holmdel Park to indicate that ice skating is allowed. It normally takes at a week to 10 days of subfreezing temperatures to produce safe skating conditions.

When the ice is considered safe, skating hours are from 8 am to 7 pm Sunday through Thursday and 8 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday.


Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Marked, ungroomed trails are available at Holmdel Park for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


For all winter activities, be sure to check on current conditions by calling the Holmdel Park office at 732-946-9562 or visit