Parks System: Board of Recreation Commissioners, 1962-2013

RECORD GROUP: Other County Records
RECORD SERIES #: 5900.1
SERIES: Parks System: Board of Recreation Commissioners
DATES: 1962-2016
VOLUME: 168 volumes

HISTORY

The Monmouth County Park System was created by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1961. The Park System is governed by the Board of Recreation Commissioners, appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The series is the official record of meetings of the Board of Recreation Commissioners, beginning with its first meeting on August 20, 1962. The records include information about the development, maintenance, and use of the parks in Monmouth County, including such major uses as the Monmouth County Fair.

Types of records include agendas, minutes, resolutions, correspondence, et al. In addition to
policy issues, there is a substantial amount of information pertaining to vendors and contracts

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The records are open to researchers.

USE

A box list with meeting dates is available for 1962 to 1993. No subject index has been prepared. Where microfilm is available, researchers will be asked to use the film.  Online minutes beginning with January 11, 2010 are available on the following website: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?Id=2601

ARRANGEMENT

The records series is arranged chronologically.

REPOSITORY

Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-308-3771

ACQUISITION INFORMATION

The volumes from 1962 to 1993 were transferred by James J.
Truncer, Director, Monmouth County Park System, in October 1998 (Accession #98-05), followed by subsequent transfers in April 2008, April 2009, July 2011, December 2012, April 2014, and May 2016.

PROCESSING INFORMATION

Finding aid created October 28, 1998. Finding aid revised April 16, 2008; Apr. 22, 2009; July 13, 2011. Finding aid last revised by Gary Saretzky, April 9, 2014.