HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP PARKS
Allocco Park is located at 299 Middle Road between Laurel and Palmer Avenues. Basketball courts, softball field, picnic tables, playground and a paved walking/jogging trail. Adjacent to the 6-acre park is a half-mile-long walking trail. The Neil Waackaack Preserve (former Lady Slipper Preserve) consists of 11 acres of forested open space bordering Waackaack Creek, a tributary of Raritan Bay, and Allocco Park. This preserve provides a much needed expanded recreation area in densely populated North Holmdel. Notable botanical features include Lady slippers, Willow oak, Sassafras, Mountain laurel, and Sweet gum. Friends of Holmdel Open Space (FOHOS) worked to preserve this property with the help of NY/NJ Baykeeper, and with funding from the Port Authority of NY/NJ, Green Acres, and Monmouth County in 2010.