HUNTING CLOSURES -  Lewis Morris County Park and Patriots’ Path from Sussex Avenue to Woodland Avenue will be closed Monday, 11/19/2018 for permitted firearm hunting.  For a full schedule click here. 

HUNTING CLOSURES -  Lewis Morris County Park and Patriots’ Path from Sussex Avenue to Woodland Avenue will be closed Monday, 11/19/2018 for permitted firearm hunting.  For a full schedule click here. 

William G. Mennen Sports Arena

The William G. Mennen Sports Arena is a full service ice center with skating year around. It offers public sessions, group lessons, hockey clinics, figure skating clubs and birthday party packages.

Weddings

Morris County Parks has a variety of beautiful locations for your wedding ceremonies, photos and reception. With both indoor and outdoor options, you’re sure to find the perfect venue for your special day.

Emerald Ash Borer - Tree Removal

Ash tree removal due to Emerald Ash Borer is scheduled in several facilities and may result in park and trail closures. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, April 4

Emerald Ash Borer

What everyone needs to know and how it directly effects YOU! Click the title to learn more and for The MCPC Response plan.

White-tailed deer management

The Morris County Park Commission is currently responsible for the stewardship of over 18,000 acres of land. It recognizes that a controlled hunting program is the most efficent and affective way available to minimize the severe threats posed to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna by overabundant ehite-tailed deer populations. The MCPC's controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool and do not represent recreational hunting opportunities.

Closures


 


Deer Management Program Facility Closures:

 
Lewis Morris County Park and Patriots’ Path from Sussex Avenue to Woodland Avenue will be closed on the following dates for permitted firearm hunting:
 
Monday, November 19, 2018Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wednesday, December 5, 2018Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Wednesday, December 12, 2018Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019Wednesday, February 7, 2019

 

Black River Facilities (Cooper Gristmill, Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook & Willowwood Arboretum) will be closed on the following dates for permitted firearm hunting:
 
Monday, December 3, 2018Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, December 6, 2018Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, December 13, 2018Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019Thursday, February 7, 2019

 

General Park Closures:
Patriot's Path
  • The Bridge on Patriot's Path at Pine Tree Plaza in Hanover is currently out of service due to a vehicle accident.

Schooley's Mountain County Park
  • The bridge and approaching trail along the Green Trail south of the Chapel is closed.
 
Play Area Closures:
Loantaka Brook Reservation
  • *The Saturn Play Area located at Loantaka Brook Reservation is closed. 
  • Please visit our newest play area at Central Park of Morris County.
  • A new Loantaka Brook Reservation play area coming in 2019.

Lewis Morris County Park
  • The Saturn Play Area located by the Doe Meadow picnic area is closed.
 
 
 
 
 

Special Events

Saturday, November 24 —Sunday, November 25 : 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Apple Cidering

The perfect fall family tradition! Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts...

Friday, November 30 —Sunday, December 9 : Monday - Thursday & Weekends: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fridays: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gingerbread Wonderland & Craft Show

A candy lover’s dream, now in its 27th year! Marvel at the creativity and skill displayed at this...

Saturday, December 1 —Sunday, December 2 : Saturday: 12 noon - 5 p.m. & Sunday: 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Civil War Christmas

Travel back in time and experience the holidays during the Civil War-era. Learn how soldiers prepared food, built winter huts...

Monday, November 19 —Sunday, November 18 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

All Ages.Receive a map at the Haggerty Education Center, and explore the gardens looking for original scarecrow creations created...

Monday, November 26 : 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Holiday Workout Walk

Ages 18 & Up.Get moving after the holiday weekend with an early morning walk on the Great Swamp Outdoor Education...

Tuesday, December 4 —Tuesday, December 18 : 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Baby and Me Hikes

Calling all new parents - it’s time to get outside! Put your baby in a backpack, and explore...

Tuesday, December 4 : 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Minecraft in New Jersey

All Ages.If Minecraft was set in New Jersey, what kinds of natural resources would be found? Explore this fascinating...

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Special Events

Saturday, November 24 —Sunday, November 25 : 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Apple Cidering

The perfect fall family tradition! Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts...

Friday, November 30 —Sunday, December 9 : Monday - Thursday & Weekends: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fridays: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gingerbread Wonderland & Craft Show

A candy lover’s dream, now in its 27th year! Marvel at the creativity and skill displayed at this...

Saturday, December 1 —Sunday, December 2 : Saturday: 12 noon - 5 p.m. & Sunday: 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Civil War Christmas

Travel back in time and experience the holidays during the Civil War-era. Learn how soldiers prepared food, built winter huts...

Monday, November 19 —Sunday, November 18 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

All Ages.Receive a map at the Haggerty Education Center, and explore the gardens looking for original scarecrow creations created...

Monday, November 26 : 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Holiday Workout Walk

Ages 18 & Up.Get moving after the holiday weekend with an early morning walk on the Great Swamp Outdoor Education...

Tuesday, December 4 —Tuesday, December 18 : 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Baby and Me Hikes

Calling all new parents - it’s time to get outside! Put your baby in a backpack, and explore...

Tuesday, December 4 : 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Minecraft in New Jersey

All Ages.If Minecraft was set in New Jersey, what kinds of natural resources would be found? Explore this fascinating...

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