Parks in Jackson Township

The Jackson Township offers several parks for athletic activities and recreation. It has 5 athletic fields, several playgrounds, and quiet areas for hiking, riding and biking. Except for Patriot’s Park at Bowman Road which is an Ocean County Parks and Recreation facility, all these parks are maintained by the Township’s Recreation Department.

Parks open at regular hours except when there are programs being held by the Township’s Recreation Department.

For more information, please contact Park, Playground and Athletic Field Maintenance at (732) 928-1200.


Athletic Fields(open 6 am – 9 pm)





John F. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Park

Cooks Bridge Road and Manhattan Street

95 acres

soccer, baseball, tennis, fitness trail, picnic area with grills, playground

Patriot’s Park

Bowman Road

88.23 acres

soccer, softball, basketball, playground

Camp Joy

New Prospect Road

26 acres

baseball, basketball, sand volleyball

Woodlane Park

Woodlane and Forest Drives

11.5 acres


Jackson Township Justice Complex

West Veteran’s Highway

soccer, baseball, playground (The Jackson Jungle)


Neighborhood Parks (open 9 am – 6 pm; 9 am – 8 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day)





Harfield Park

Andover Drive

3 acres

basketball, playground

Flair Ridge Park

Buckingham Drive

1.8 acres

softball, basketball, playground


Other Parks for Recreation (open 6 am – 9 pm)





Gil Putnam Memorial Park

West Veterans Highway (Route 528)

2+ acres

basketball, playground, picnic

Lake Enno Recreation Facility

Lakeview Drive

2.5 acres

fishing, boating, nature trail, picnic area with grills

NJ State Parks (in our area)

  • Island Beach State Park

    Ten miles of pure white sand beach attracts swimmers, sunbathers, anglers and surfers. Modern bathhouses, beach access ramps, a mile of beach with lifeguards, historic buildings, trails, naturalist programs, bike paths, wild foxes and facilities for people with disabilities combine to make Island Beach a popular place.

    The state’s largest osprey colony, as well as peregrine falcons, wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl and migrating songbirds, are found here. Island Beach is nationally known as a unique resource with over 300 plants identified, including the largest expanses of beach heather in New Jersey.

  • Allaire State Park

    Allaire State Park consists of 3,035 acres located in Monmouth County. 25 miles of multi-use trails in Monmouth County: 21.5 miles are suitable for day hikes, 17 for mountain biking, 17 for horseback riding and five for canoeing. Info: (732) 938-2371. Within the park, there are facilities for picnicking and camping. The park has a nature center that is staffed by a naturalist in the summer.

    Allaire Village, which is inside the park, is a 19th Century village listed on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places. It is named after James P. Allaire, who owned Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830s. Located within the village are a museum and gift shop, a carpenter shop and working blacksmith, a general store, a bakery, a carriage house, a church and row houses

  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park

    Located north of Jackson in Manalapan, the Monmouth Battlefield offers year-round activities. There are interpretive and visitor centers, as well as picnic tables, a playground, and food concessions. There are trails for horseback riding and hiking; winter sports include sledding and cross-country skiing.

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