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Perrineville Lake Park gains land in Millstone and Roosevelt

By Mark Rosman
Staff Writer

MILLSTONE – The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has taken action to expand Perrineville Lake Park in Millstone Township and neighboring Roosevelt.

At their meeting on Feb. 23, the freeholders passed a pair of resolutions that will result in the county purchasing two small parcels of land and adding them to the 1,168-acre park that lies in both municipalities.

The freeholders voted to acquire the 4.5-acre Dexheimer property off Route 571 near Nurko Road in Roosevelt for $270,000, and the 1-acre Manzo Business Ventures LLC property on Pine Hill Road in Millstone Township for $6,000.

The funds for the purchase of both properties will come fro the Monmouth County Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, according to the resolutions. In both cases, the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners recommended that the freeholders purchase the two properties.

Perrineville Lake Park has a lake which may be accessed on Perrineville Road/Sweetman’s Lane (881 Perrineville Road, between Agress and Millstone roads). Watercraft can be launched into the lake and visitors may canoe, kayak and fish (car top, electric powered boats only), according to information posted on a county website.

In addition to access to the lake, there are two trails at the park. The Lakeside Loop is a 1.5-mile multi-use trail on Agress Road. The Pine Creek Trail is a 1-mile unpaved multi-use trail on Baird Road.
Perrineville Lake Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round. Closing time is 6:30 p.m. through March 11; 8 p.m. from March 12 through April 12; and 8:30 p.m. from April 13 through May 2.
Access to the park is available at four locations in Millstone Township: 143 Baird Road, 21 or 23 Agress Road, 49 Witches Hollow Road and 881 Perrineville Road (lake access).
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