mcps summer enviro questLINCROFT, NJ —   This summer go on an Enviro-Quest with the Monmouth County Park System.  It’s fun, easy and, best of all, free!  Simply go to the starting point and follow the Enviro-Quest signs to where a Park System Naturalist is waiting. Once there, join in activities, crafts or games for 30-60 minutes of nature fun. Activities could include meeting a live animal, finding hidden treasure, discovering edible parts of a flower, creating artwork with natural materials, or participating in a nature-themed game.

The schedule is as follows:


  • Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m.       
    Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell - Start in the Environmental Center parking lot.

  • Thursday, July 13 at 11 a.m.    
    Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown - Start in the parking lot.

  • Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m.      
    Thompson Park, Lincroft - Start in the Old Orchard parking lot.

  • Thursday, July 27 at 11 a.m.         
    Shark River Park, Neptune - Start in the main entrance parking lot off of Schoolhouse Road.

  • Thursday, August 3 at 11 a.m.         
    Tatum Park, Middletown - Start in the Red Hill Activity Center parking lot.

  • Thursday, August 10 at 11 a.m.        
    Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold - Start in the parking lot nearest to the Shelter Building.

  • Thursday, August 17 at 11 a.m.          
    Big Brook Park, Marlboro - Start in the grass parking lot near the pond.

  • Thursday, August 24 at 11 a.m.          
    Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth - Start in the Activity Center parking lot.

  • Thursday, August 31 at 11 a.m.           
    Freneau Woods Park, Aberdeen - Start in the parking lot at the end of Monastary Lane

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.