The Largest Parks in New Jersey

Did you know some of the largest and most beautiful New Jersey parks are right here in Monmouth County and the surrounding areas? Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot for a Saturday picnic or somewhere to explore coastal sea life, you don’t have to go far to visit these great parks.


Bayshore Waterfront Park

The Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth features gorgeous coastal landscapes of over 229 acres on Sandy Hook Bay. Explore sea life with your family with the many shrublands, tidal creeks and salt marshes while strolling the beach. This park also offers a fishing pier where you can see amazing views of the New York skyline.

Big Brook Park

Big Brook Park in Marlboro is the perfect place to unwind after a busy work week. This wetland park, named for Big Brook – which drains into the Swimming River Reservoir, is filled with over a dozen varieties of young and old trees. Prairie fields lined with wildflowers attract many different species of birds, butterflies, and interesting wildlife. Its the perfect spot to hike or bike with your family and friends.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

This next park is perfect for history lovers. Monmouth Battlefield State Park is home to the location of one of the most significant battles of the American Revolution. Looking out on the rural landscape of farmland and shrubbery, it almost feels as though you were in the 18th century. At Monmouth Battlefield State Park you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and even tour a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse.


Visit any one of these beautiful large New Jersey parks while you’re deciding where to purchase your next home. Living so close to so many great parks is just one of the many perks of living in Monmouth County.