Closed Parks and Trails
(as of 7/10/14)
Please note: Headquarters of the Morris County Park Commission has recently moved to 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township, NJ. Emails and phone numbers remain the same. Our mailing address is the same at PO Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295.
Spend the day at the beach! Sunrise Lake Beach Club offers swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Run, jump, climb, and splash across Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course that offers fun for anyone age 7 and older. Don't miss an opportunity to slide down the Zoom Floom, Sunrise Lake's newest water feature. Play volleyball on the beach or build castles in the sand, it's all so convenient in Morris Township. A bath/boathouse provides the convenience of restrooms, and changing rooms.
Date: Weekends Only: May 24 - June 22
and August 23 - Sept 1
Open Daily: June 24 - August 24 (Tuesday through Sunday)
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Tuesdays in July from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Location: Sunrise Lake Beach Club, Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.
Cost: Weekend Rate: $7/adult (16-64), $6/child (5-15), $6/senior (65+), ages 4 & under FREE.
Weekday Rate: $6/adult (16-64), $5/child (5-15), $5/senior (65+), ages 4 & under FREE.
There are many different camps from ages 2 to 18 that appeal to kids with all kinds of interests. Close to home and reasonably priced, these camps are under the supervision of highly trained and certified professionals. Register now because space is limited.
Come and experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Ghost-One, a group with over 25 years of paranormal experience. Join Ghost-One’s expert staff who use investigative tools to conduct readings on the grounds of Fosterfields and inside The Willows, the 1854 Gothic Revival mansion. This program is designed for participants ages 16 and older.
Date: Saturdays: August 2, September 27, & November 8.
Time: 7:45 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.
Cost: $45/person. All programs are rain or shine, no refunds.
Contact: 973.631.5077 or friendsoffosterfields.org to register.
FREE food, entertainment, ice skating, giveaways, and more! Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, police motorcycles and squad cars, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, and meet the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s Mounted Equestrian Unit. Special appearance by New Jersey Devils alumni players and mascot, NJ Devil! Take part in the Child ID Initiative. There is something for everyone at National Night Out!
Date: Tuesday, August 5
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Tantalize your taste buds with a one-of-a-kind, five-course dinner experience prepared by some of the top chefs in the area. As the sun sets over picturesque Fosterfields, chefs prepare a memorable meal made up of the finest locally-sourced foods and each course is paired with an exceptional local wine. Featured Chefs include David Felton of 90 Acres in Peapack-Gladstone, Andrea Lekberg of The Artist Baker in Morristown, Chris Cannon of Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, Chef Jesse, “Personal Chef to the Stars,” and Dan Rothman, regional chef for Whole Foods Markets, who opened the critically acclaimed Stage Left Café in New Brunswick.
Date: Sunday, August 24
Time: 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Contact: 973.285.6534 or www.friendsoffosterfields.org
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival began centuries ago in China as a way to give thanks for a good harvest. Join the celebration of this pan-Asian event with a performance of Tiger Tales, a shadow puppet presentationby the Chinese Theatre Works Company. With narration in English and accompanied by traditional Chinese music, the play incorporates popular Chinese folktales and literature. Following Tiger Tales, sample traditional holiday foods, such as moon cakes, osmanthus tea, and the pomelo. Enjoy games, crafts, and family tours in both Mandarin and English to complete the afternoon. This program is made possible through the generous funding of UPS, Diversity Relations Team, and the support of Kam Man, Inc.
Date: Sunday, September 7
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $5/adult, $3/child (ages 3 - 16), children 2 and under are FREE.
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.
Sign up for Mennen Arena's Learn to Skate classes. Programs available for three year olds to adults!
Natural ‘tree cookies,’ more special than any store bought cookies, are round slices of tree trunks, not edible, of course. They are now available for purchase at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. Learn more and order your tree cookie!