Save the Planet and Your Budget with Halloween Costume Swap

With Halloween approaching, it’s time to start thinking of costumes for you, your family, and even your pets. This year, upcycle your gently used adult, kid, and even pet costumes for a spooktacular “new-to-you” ensemble during the Monmouth County Park System’s Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap.

Costume drop-offs will be accepted Monday-Friday, October 6-10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For each costume you bring, you will receive a token entitling you to a “new” costume on the day of the swap.

Costume drop-offs can be done at the following locations:

Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, Colts Neck
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft.

“New” costumes can then be found during the swap on Sunday, October 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft. For additional information on the event, please call 848-456-4278, ext. 4.

To learn more about Monmouth County Park System activities, please visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.