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Closed Parks and Trails (as of 1/20/15)

Please be advised that prescribed burns with the NJ Forest Fire Service may take place between March 18 and April 10. Burns are planned for the following areas:

Specific areas of the parks will be closed on announced dates. Check back here for updates. For further information and questions, contact 973.829.8417.

A SPECIAL Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

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Head over to the arboretum for this special spring break scavenger hunt designed to ‘Take it Outside.’ Bring your camera or cell phone as well as a good set of observant eyes. Find most of the items on the list and take home a prize for the entire family. There’s a lot going on out in the gardens all year round -- you just have to look for it.

Date: Saturday, March 28 through Saturday, April 4
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.
Cost: $10 per family.
Contact: 973.326.7603

Register for Summer Camp TODAY!

Register for 2015 summer camps!

The Morris County Park Commission’s ever-popular summer camps fill-up quickly, so now is the perfect time to register! At camp, kids will have memorable, fun-filled days, at some of Morris County’s most beautiful and unique facilities. Campers can explore new areas of interest and improve existing skills. These camps offer a range of programs for kids with a variety of interests: explore the wilderness of Morris County; travel back in time at historic site; enjoy lake activities including swimming, boating and the Wibit; develop ice hockey and figure skating skills; learn to garden vegetables; and investigate a law enforcement career!

All camps are led by certified, professional, counselors and are offered at affordable prices. Sign up today!

Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year-Long Love Affair

Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year-Long Love Affair logo

What better place and time to talk “cherries” than early spring at Willowwood Arboretum, whose own Cherry collection is outstanding and in bloom! In this lecture, Tony Aiello, Director of Horticulture and Curator of the Living Collection at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania will discuss the introduction of flowering cherries into the U.S., and will focus on their history in Philadelphia.

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township.
Cost: $20
Contact: For more information, or to register, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org, 973.326.7601.

Winter Farmers' Market

Winter Farmers' Market

Enjoy a variety of local, farm-fresh, foods all year long! The Winter Farmers’ Market offers an assortment of meats, cheeses, winter produce, artisan breads, prepared foods, honey, preserves, and baked goods. This fabulous Market is brought to you by a partnership of The Morris County Park Commission, the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network, Sustainable Morristown, and local farmers.

Date: Second Sunday of every month, December - May
December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: The Visitors Center at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Cost: FREE entrance.

Check Out Our School Programs

Teachers: Take advantage of our many excellent field trips that are close at hand and offer a wealth of educational experiences at affordable prices. Our lesson topics and objectives are closely correlated to the NJ Core Curriculum Standards as well as the most commonly taught science and social studies topics in local schools. Our programs include hands-on activities, pre- and post- trip lessons, and take home follow-up activities. Professional development courses are also available.


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Sign up for Mennen Arena's Learn to Skate classes. Programs available for three year olds to adults!

A Tour of Morris County's Open Spaces

Come walk with us through parks, at a wildlife refuge, on trails and at historic sites in this half-hour program about Open Spaces and Historic Places in Morris County, New Jersey. Thanks to Greener New Jersey Productions for making this video possible!



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