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.

Morris Moves Bike Share

Now at Loantaka Brook Reservation! Simply unlock, ride, and return. Enjoy the lush scenery of this linear greenway, or use it to explore the surrounding area. Ready to start your adventure? 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


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

Tuesday, October 16 —Wednesday, October 31 : Varies based on program.

Halloween Fun Galore!

Are you going batty over Halloween? Click here to check out spook-tacular events & programs for all ages and thrill-levels! ...

Sunday, October 21 : 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Gingerbread Wonderland Tips and Techniques

Ages 6 & Up.Whether you’re a beginner or expert, learn tips from the pros to make your Gingerbread...

Sunday, October 28 —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...

Saturday, October 27 : 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Exploring Paranormal

Don’t miss out on this haunting lecture! Spend the evening exploring the paranormal with Specter Seekers Paranormal Society'...

Saturday, November 10 : 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2018 Tree Symposium

Join us as we welcome Professor Tom Ombrello, Willowwood’s Superintendent of Horticulture, John Beirne, Dr. Neil Hendrickson, and...

Saturday, October 20 —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...

Sunday, October 21 : 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Victoria Johnson’s latest book, “American Eden,” is a biography of the doctor at the Hamilton-Burr duel,...

Friday, November 9 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NJEA Holiday Mini-Camp: Recipes for Adventure-Cooking on the Open Hearth

Ages 6 - 13Hungry for fun during the NJEA break? Cook a full meal on the hearth, and learn about food...

Sunday, November 11 : 12 noon - 4 p.m

Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance

Experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday! Help prep dinner at the farmer’s house, enjoy a leisurely wagon ride,...

Thursday, November 8 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kids’ Nature Fest: Mammal Mania

Grades 1 - 4.Spend a day off from school learning about our furry friends, mammals. Games, crafts, hiking, LIVE animals, and...

Friday, November 9 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Plant-stravaganza! Turn Over a New Leaf

Grades 1 - 4.On a day off from school, spend time with nature’s giants. Look at changing leaves, view...

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Special Events

Tuesday, October 16 —Wednesday, October 31 : Varies based on program.

Halloween Fun Galore!

Are you going batty over Halloween? Click here to check out spook-tacular events & programs for all ages and thrill-levels! ...

Sunday, October 21 : 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Gingerbread Wonderland Tips and Techniques

Ages 6 & Up.Whether you’re a beginner or expert, learn tips from the pros to make your Gingerbread...

Sunday, October 28 —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...

Saturday, October 27 : 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Exploring Paranormal

Don’t miss out on this haunting lecture! Spend the evening exploring the paranormal with Specter Seekers Paranormal Society'...

Saturday, November 10 : 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2018 Tree Symposium

Join us as we welcome Professor Tom Ombrello, Willowwood’s Superintendent of Horticulture, John Beirne, Dr. Neil Hendrickson, and...

Saturday, October 20 —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...

Sunday, October 21 : 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Victoria Johnson’s latest book, “American Eden,” is a biography of the doctor at the Hamilton-Burr duel,...

Friday, November 9 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NJEA Holiday Mini-Camp: Recipes for Adventure-Cooking on the Open Hearth

Ages 6 - 13Hungry for fun during the NJEA break? Cook a full meal on the hearth, and learn about food...

Sunday, November 11 : 12 noon - 4 p.m

Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance

Experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday! Help prep dinner at the farmer’s house, enjoy a leisurely wagon ride,...

Thursday, November 8 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kids’ Nature Fest: Mammal Mania

Grades 1 - 4.Spend a day off from school learning about our furry friends, mammals. Games, crafts, hiking, LIVE animals, and...

Friday, November 9 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Plant-stravaganza! Turn Over a New Leaf

Grades 1 - 4.On a day off from school, spend time with nature’s giants. Look at changing leaves, view...

View All Special Events