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Closed Parks and Trails (as of 1/21/16)

Meet Major & King, the new draft horse team at A Winter's Day on the Farm

Profile of Major and King, Fosterfields' new horses

There’s excitement on the the newest animal additions, Major & King! This will be the only opportunity to greet the new draft horse team before season opening in April! After your animal introduction, hop on a tractor-pulled wagon ride, and take part in hands-on activities like maple tapping, and wood sawing. Watch as the farmers harvest ice on the pond, weather permitting, and meet all the other resident animals on the farm.

Date: Sunday, February 7
Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm,
73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Cost: $8/adult, $7/senior (65+), $6/child (4 - 16), and $4/child (2 & 3), FREE for children under age 2. Friends member are half price with a current membership card.
Contact: 973.326.7645

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

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Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made right at the Great Swamp OEC. Treats are available for purchase.

Date: January: 17, 23 (cancelled due to snow), 24, 30 & 31
February: 6, 13, 14, 20, 21
February 27 & 28: Special times for demos at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up. No registration is required, but it is first come, first served seating.
Contact: 973.635.6629

6th Annual Community Garden Conference

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Enjoy a full day of education, networking, and camaraderie. Experts address pertinent topics to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. This year’s keynote speaker is Karen Washington, ‘Urban Farming’s Grand Dame,’ according to the New York Times.

Date: Saturday, March 5. Snow date: Sunday, March 6
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum,
353 E. Hanover Ave. Morris Township
Cost: $50 per person before February 1; $60 per person after February 1.
Contact: 973.326.7603

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Then come to Mennen Sports Arena and skate the night away to the tunes of a DJ! Have a blast with your friends while the DJ plays the newest hits and some of your favorite throw-backs all with the bonus of theme-nights, giveaways, shout outs, and disco lights. Meet up with your friends or gather your family on the ice every Friday night for skating, arcade games, and great eats from the snack bar.

Date: Every Friday
Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $8 admission, $3.50 skate rental
Contact: 973.326.7651

Register for Summer Camp TODAY!

Kids in canoes enjoying summer camp!

The Morris County Park Commission’s ever-popular summer camps fill-up quickly, so now is the perfect time to register!

These camps offer a range of programs 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; perfect your golf game, learn to garden vegetables; and investigate a law enforcement career! All camps are led by certified, professionals, counselors and are offered at affordable prices.

Winter Recreation

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Looking for Winter Recreation destinations? Discover where to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate, and sled in Morris County Parks. Click here for all the info you need.

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.

White-tailed Deer ManagementWhite-tailed Deer Management Program

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. Permits are no longer available for the 2015/16 program. Contact 973-326-7600 with any questions.

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!