What's Happening in Jackson Woods
From city-wide events, to recreational and educational programs, there is a lot happening in the Woods. Watch the Long Branch City social media and email blast for notices about special events or check for notices in the Message Center. Regular volunteer cleanup days are also being organized by the Friends of Jackson Woods. Contact us if you would like to be added to the "Friends" email distribution list.
Isabelle Ferreira is a teacher in Middletown and a local from Long Branch, New Jersey. She is no stranger to pedaling. Living in Long Branch for 43 years, Isabelle and her team, the Wave Peddlers have been highly active in their community. Being part of the Portuguese, Hispanic and Brazilian communities, they are big believers in and know firsthand how important and necessary it is to be near parks and green spaces for families to enjoy locally.
Here are some of their rides:
In 2019, Isabelle pedaled from Jacksonville, Florida. to Long Branch New Jersey solo, after her brother passed away from a Brain Tumor.
In 2020, she pedaled from Tillamook, Oregon to Long Branch, New Jersey with another teacher to benefit various Cancer Research organizations.
In 2021, Isabelle’s friend Marianne joined her pedaling from Paris, France to Fatima, Portugal to benefit a local church in Fatima.
This summer, Isabelle, Marianne and their group of avid cycling women will be riding the NY Empire Trail from Niagara Falls, Canada to Jackson Woods Park in Long Branch, New Jersey between June 24, 2022, and July 6, 2022. With the goal of raising funds for Jackson Woods Park. This trip is approximately 650 miles!
You can make a 100% tax deductible donation through the Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) with 100% of donations dedicated to improving the park and ensuring a permanent legacy of open space and natural habitat in Jackson Woods Park in Long Branch. MCF along with Friends of Jackson Woods Park recognize the importance of providing oases of green within the city and elsewhere throughout Monmouth County municipalities. Jackson Woods Park in Long Branch is a perfect example of volunteers coming together in a partnership with the community to benefit the public.
You will be in good company. The Friends of Jackson Woods, The Portuguese Club of Long Branch, the Escola Lusitana, Chop Riderz, BR Help Center, Galindo’s Kitchen, Pax Construction, Solio’s Millwork, Peddlers Bike shop and the Weekend Friends group have all donated, participated and volunteered in the exceptional work at Jackson Woods Park.
Please support our mission.