Parks and Recreation

The Monmouth County Park system is often thought to be one of the finest in the country–and with good reason. The parks are meticulously maintained; they are stunningly beautiful, and they are brimming with activities for all ages. So not too long ago I paid

Geraldine Thompson
Geraldine Thompson

a visit to Thompson Park in Lincroft. Thompson Park which includes the former home of Geraldine Thompson, and now serves as the Thompson Park Visitor’s Center. The park, which was established in 1968 totals 667 acres, of which 215 were donated by the estate go Geraldine Thompson. The park, which is truly magnificent, features the Marlu Lake (pictured below) is not to be missed.

 

A scenic lake surrounded by green trees on a summer morning. Two canoes are in the distance are on the lake.
Two canoes float lazily along a lake surrounded by green trees.
A path out of a heavily wooded area to a clearing that goes between large two trees.
Two trees up a slope in a green meadow with a dramatic sky in the background

 

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