30 Mechanic Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
The park has over four miles of crushed stone trails which is shared by runners, walkers, and bikers. It also has a 5K running course shared by cross country runners from Freehold Boro High School. A Cornell University report states that 149 species of birds currently visit the park, including eagles, owls and ospreys. The park includes a beautiful 20 acre lake that is shared by fisherman and boaters alike, recently a pedestrian bridge was installed to insure the safety of the fisherman, and plans to install a fishing pier with kayak docks is a future project. The lake is stocked with many varieties of fish approximately four times per year and is very popular among the many who fish the lake. Electric motors are prohibited on the lake. Gas powered motors are NOT prohibited on the lake.
Recently seven paddle boats were refurbished, and rented out on weekends to help support park projects. In recent years, projects completed included; building the bandshell, the installation of the infrastructure for the pedestrian bridge, the construction of a railed bridge over a marshy, almost impassable stretch of trail, the renovation of trails as well as the removal of a grove of spotted lantern fly infested trees. Future plans include: construction of an osprey nest, refurbishing of existing benches.
The Lake Topanemus Park Commission was formed by a joint resolution between the governing bodies of Freehold Borough and Freehold Township on March 20, 1978, to preserve, maintain and enhance the 90 acre parcel of land known as Lake Topanemus Park, for enjoyment and benefit of residents of both municipalities and surrounding environs.
The Commission is composed of four representatives of Freehold Borough and four representatives from Freehold Township. Their mission is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to maintain the beauty and function of the park.
The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall.
Roger Kane, Chair
Term Expires 12/31/2024
Term Expires 12/31/2023
Term Expires 02/28/2026
Dr. C. Gregory Jewell
Term Expires 12/31/2023
2023 Council Liaison
WHEN USING THE PARK:
You can help to contribute to the health and welfare of the park by lending a hand to maintain a safe, clean environment for all those who visit the park. Please dispose of all refuse in the proper containers provided, or take your trash with you. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Please keep pets on leashes and use the provided waste bags distributed along the park. The park is open dawn to dusk. Please obey all posted signs.
GIVING TO THE PARK:
Bench memorial plaques: benches may be memorialized with a plaque at a cost of five hundred dollars.
HAVE YOUR EVENT AT THE PARK:
Party Rentals: there is a rental schedule for parties and events.
GIVE YOUR TIME:
Ongoing maintenance and repairs are done throughout the year, we welcome any and all volunteers and support.
Contact the Commission for more details on these items. Please note that all funds garnered help pay for all upkeep and material in the Park.