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Parks & Recreation Active Park Properties

All facility users must abide by the current orders regarding Covid-19 restrictions. Covid restrictions supersede all previous regulations.

The Manalapan Recreation Center will close at 8pm until further notice.

Manalapan Township maintains many parks and recreation facilities throughout the Township, but the Manalapan Recreation Center (M.R.C.) provides the widest variety of facilities, with many lighted for night usage. Located on Route 522, across from the Municipal Building, the M.RC. is open 8:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Beginning October 1, the MRC hours will close at dusk, but will open Thursday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through March 31. Facilities in the M.R.C. can be reserved (except splash pad). Picnic facilities are available immediately adjacent to the Kuschick Pavilion. Splash Pad is located next to Field K (behind Field 9) on the expansion property.

  • The M.R.C. is a non-smoking facility.
  • No pets permitted in the M.R.C.
  • The M.R.C. is closed during inclement weather.
  • Splash Pad will be open 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting
  • The M.R.C. shall close at dusk on Mischief Night (October 30th) and Halloween (October 31st)

Park Map

Locust Grove
Holiday Road
2.4 acres Basketball court, playground
Holiday Park
Blenheim Road
11.2 acres Playground, softball field
Manor Drive 3.8 acres Playground
Thompson Grove
Thompson Grove Road
65.0 acres Open area, walking trails, bird sanctuary, lake, DOGS PERMITTED ON LEASH
Pinewood Drive 1.9 acres Swingset
Village Green
Route 522
5.1 acres Gazebo, open field
Pension Hill
Pension Road
1.0 acres Basketball court
Route 522
93.5 acres 2 handball courts, 3 softball/baseball fields, fitness trail, 6 football/soccer fields, 1 street hockey court, 2 tot lots, 6 basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 4 pickleball courts, 2 bocce courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, a 9 hole disc golf course, concession stand, 2 picnic areas, 2 maintenance buildings, shelter building, headquarters building
MRC Dreyer Tract & Expansion
Route 522
68.5 acres 6 softball/baseball fields, 2 football fields, 3 soccer fields, 1 tot lot, snack bar/shelter building, splash pad
Bucks Head
Doe Drive
2.5 acres Basketball court, playground, open field
Knolls Playground
Lamb Lane
5.5 acres Basketball court, open field
Short Oaks 0.5 acres Open field
Apache Drive
6.1 acres Tennis court, tot lot, open field
Forest Hills 2.0 acres Open field
New Beginnings
New Beginnings Crossing