Parks & Recreation Active Park Properties

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
  • Splash Pad will not be open during Summer Camp hours for the summer of 2021.
  • 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, baseball/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, 4 pickleball courts, 2 tot lots, 6 basketball courts, 6 tennis 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