Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Park – Monmouth County, NJ – Parks & Playgrounds
Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Park is one of the most beautiful locations for a park that we’ve ever visited, and we think you’ll agree. Located at 266 feet, the park is on the highest natural elevation on the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to the Yucatan. The sweeping views of Sandy Hook, the Raritan Bay, and the New York City skyline are something the whole family will enjoy.
In addition to the amazing view, the park is also home to a beautiful 9/11 memorial. The memorial is dedicated to the 147 men and women who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks who were born, raised, or residing in Monmouth County. Part of the memorial features an eagle sculpture which is grasping a beam from the World Trade Center.
The 9/11 Memorial at Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Park
Mount Mitchell also features a playground for children of all ages with two separate areas for older children and toddlers. After exploring the playground, your children will love to walk over to the scenic overlook area and look through the high-powered binoculars (which cost $.25) to view the New York City skyline and the sweeping water views. There are also informational brochures and large maps for you to learn about Mount Mitchell and the surrounding areas.
The playground at Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Park
What Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Park Offers
- Swings – baby, regular, and handicap-accessible
- Monkey bars
- Port-a-potties (SEASONAL only)
- Water fountain
- Binoculars ($.25 fee)
- 9/11 memorial and statue
Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Park is located at 460 Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 in Monmouth County. The park hours are 7am – 8pm, and it is open 365 days a year.
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