DORBROOK PARK

207 Rt. 537, Colts Neck Township, Monmouth County, NJ

510 acres


Directions:

This park is located on Rt. 537 in Colts Neck Township.

Garden State Parkway to Exit 109. Southbound, turn right onto Rt. 520 (Newman Springs Rd.); northbound, turn left onto Rt. 520. Follow Rt. 520 (1.5 miles) to Swimming River Rd., turn left. Follow Swimming River Rd.to rt. 537 west, turn right. Follow to Area.

State Hwy. 34 to Rt. 537 east. Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow rt. 537 east to Area.

State Hwy. 18 to Exit 19, Hwy. 34 north. Follow Hwy. 34 to Rt. 537 east. Turn right. Follow Rt. 537 to Area.


Geology:

Dorbrook falls within the Navesink Area Watershed.


History:

1985 area acquired from the estate of Murray Rosenberg, creator of Miles Shore stores.

1994 additions to Dorbrook made with the acquisition from the Nathan Family Association of Festoon Farm, the former estate of Allison L. S. Stern.


Habitats:

This park preserves a mile and a quarter of hardwood forest along the south shore of the Swimming River Reservoir.

Additional county park acreage on the opposite Reservoir shore at Thompson Park contributes to preservation of a clean water resource for the county.


Facilities:

Activity Center, Open Play Area, Playground, Restrooms, Shelter Building, Skiing, Cross-Country, Tennis. The main house serves as the park Activity Center. In warm weather the outdoor pool is used for swimming lessons. More active recreation facilities are being completed.