General Info: 732-842-4000, ext. 4312; Ranger Station: 732-842-4000, ext. 4298
Located in Middletown's Lincroft area, Thompson Park serves as the administrative headquarters for the Monmouth County Park System. Park visitors can enjoy expansive fields and meadows, easy to moderate hiking trails, playground areas and regulation-sized athletic fields and tennis courts. The off-leash dog area features separate areas for large and small dogs. The park houses a reconstructed mansion which serves as the Visitor Center and program facility. The Crafts Center offers year round classes for all ages and skill levels. Visitors can cast their lines in Marlu Lake and picnic areas can seat as many as 125 guests.
- Hours: Daily, 8am - dusk
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Parking: Free lot
- Features: Athletic fields, Benches, Concert stage, Picnic pavilions, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Services: Food/drink, Ranger, Restrooms
- Permit requirements: Permits are required for events with 50 or more people. State licenses are required for all people 16 and older who would like to fish.
- Area: 667 acres