Parks & Recreation Active Park Properties
All facility users must abide by the current orders regarding Covid-19 restrictions. Covid restrictions supersede all previous regulations.
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 / LOCATION||ACRES||FACILITIES|
|2.4 acres||Basketball court, playground|
|11.2 acres||Playground, baseball/softball field|
|Manor Drive||3.8 acres||Playground|
Thompson Grove Road
|65.0 acres||Open area, walking trails, bird sanctuary, lake, DOGS PERMITTED ON LEASH|
|Pinewood Drive||1.9 acres||Swingset|
|5.1 acres||Gazebo, open field|
|1.0 acres||Basketball court|
|MANALAPAN RECREATION CENTER
|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
|68.5 acres||6 softball/baseball fields, 2 football fields, 3 soccer fields, 1 tot lot, snack bar/shelter building, splash pad|
|2.5 acres||Basketball court, playground, open field|
|5.5 acres||Basketball court, open field|
|Short Oaks||0.5 acres||Open field|
|6.1 acres||Tennis court, tot lot, open field|
|Forest Hills||2.0 acres||Open field|
New Beginnings Crossing