Closed Parks and Trails (as of 10/16/14)
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!
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!
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 Famers’ 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.
In a unique retelling of the creation of America, award-winning historian Andrea Wulf discusses how plants, politics, and personalities intertwined as never before. This beautifully illustrated talk looks at the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitude toward plants, gardens, nature, and agriculture shaped our nation. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison regarded themselves foremost as farmers and plantsmen. For them, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.
Date: Sunday, January 18
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $45 per person
Maple syrup is winter’s sugary treasure! The sap is flowing and the sugaring season is underway at the Great Swamp OEC. Come experience all the sweet sights and smells at a maple sugaring demonstration. Discover the process from start to finish by identifying and tapping maple trees, collecting sap, and seeing syrup made over a wood-fired evaporator. Think you can identify the differences between maple syrups? Taste test three distinct maple syrups and let us know which one you enjoy the most!
Date: January 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31
February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28
March 1, 7 & 8
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up
Looking for Winter Recreation destinations?
Discover where to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate, and sled in Morris County Parks.
Looking for something fresh and exciting to do this Friday Night? Then come to Mennen Sports Arena and skate the night away! DJ Earl will be playing the newest hits and some of your favorite throw-backs under the psychedelic lights. Want to hear something special? Requests are always welcome. Gather your friends and meet on the ice every Friday night for skating, arcade games, and yummy treats from the snack bar.
Date: Every Friday
Time: 8 p.m. - 10 pm.
Location: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental
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.
The Morris County Park Commission is conducting a controlled deer hunt. Please refer to the hunt schedule for park and trail closures. Hunting is by Park Commission-issued special permit only. Contact 973-326-7600 with any questions.
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!