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Closed Parks and Trails (as of 5/4/15)

OPEN THIS WEEKEND! Sunrise Lake Beach Club

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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. Play volleyball on the beach or build castles in the sand, it’s all so convenient in Morris Township. A bath/boathouse provides restrooms, showers, and changing facilities.

Weekends Only: May 23 - June 28 & September 5 - 7
Tuesday - Sunday: June 30 - August 30

Weekends: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays in July: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Sunrise Lake Beach Club, Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

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.

Contact: 973.267.4351

Tea & Roses

Tea and Roses Tour

Enjoy an afternoon tea and a tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, as part of the year-long ‘Focus on England.’ From the moment you arrive at Matilda’s Cafe, overlooking the very English Cottage Garden to your last tasty morsel of scone, you will be immersed in the British history and garden elements at this regional center for horticulture. An hour long leisurely stroll through the grounds is followed by a delicious tea featuring a variety of tea sandwiches, pastries and beverages.

Date: Wednesday, May 13 & Wednesday, June 10
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $35 per person
Contact: 973.394.1100

Butterfly Bonanza!

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Discover New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators and learn their contributions to the natural world. Join in the fun with bug safaris, a Pollinator Parade, games, crafts, live music, and so much more!

Date: Saturday, June 13
Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township.
Cost: $4/adult, $3/child age 3 and older, FREE age 2 and under.
Contact: 973.334.3130

Civil War Weekend

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The 2nd NJ Brigade brings the battle between the Blue and the Gray to life through camp life demonstrations, musket and artillery drills, mail call, bayonet drills, cannon firings, a medical demonstration, skirmishes, and much more!

Date: Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21
Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown.
Cost: $7/adult, $6/senior, $5/child 4 - 16, FREE/child under age 4.
Contact: 973.285.6550.

Frantic Fun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fitness Walk

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Race through history on the new and improved race course blazing through the heart of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. This is a rare opportunity to run through the 19th century farm. This 5K is open to runners of all skill levels.

If running is not your speed, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk. The first 200 participants receive a performance t-shirt, and there will be awards for the 5K race. Enjoy giveaways and refreshments.

Register online at

Date: Tuesday, June 23
Time: 5:00 p.m. Registration and packet pick-up
6:45 p.m. 1-Mile Walk start
7:00 p.m. 5K start
7:45 p.m. Awards and Post Race Party
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township
Cost: $20 Preregistration; $25 day of race registration.
Contact: 973.326.7616.

Arboretum Tour

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With a knowledgeable guide, tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to learn the history and to enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site. Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center.

Date: 1st Sunday of every month, June 7, July 5, August 2.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $3 per person.
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!

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.

Click the skating bunny for Mennen Arena Learn to Skate Program informationLearn to Skate Program

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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