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Closed Parks and Trails
(as of 7/10/14)

Please note: Headquarters of the Morris County Park Commission has recently moved to 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township, NJ. Emails and phone numbers remain the same. Our mailing address is the same at PO Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295.

Sunrise Lake Beach Club


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, Sunrise Lake's newest water feature. Play volleyball on the beach or build castles in the sand, it's all so convenient in Morris Township. A bath/boathouse provides the convenience of restrooms, and changing rooms.

Date: Weekends Only: May 24 - June 22
and August 23 - Sept 1
Open Daily: June 24 - August 24 (Tuesday through Sunday)
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Tuesdays in July from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Location: Sunrise Lake Beach Club, Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.
Cost: 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: 973.267.4651

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival


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The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival began centuries ago in China as a way to give thanks for a good harvest. Join the celebration of this pan-Asian event with a performance of Tiger Tales, a shadow puppet presentationby the Chinese Theatre Works Company. With narration in English and accompanied by traditional Chinese music, the play incorporates popular Chinese folktales and literature. Following Tiger Tales, sample traditional holiday foods, such as moon cakes, osmanthus tea, and the pomelo. Enjoy games, crafts, and family tours in both Mandarin and English to complete the afternoon. This program is made possible through the generous funding of UPS, Diversity Relations Team, and the support of Kam Man, Inc.

Date: Sunday, September 7
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $5/adult, $3/child (ages 3 - 16), children 2 and under are FREE.
Contact: 973.326.7603.

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival

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New this year, New Jersey’s select Food Trucks join the festivities at Country Fair. The ‘Food Truck Zone,’ features a distinctive blend of savory and sweet options. From a BBQ grill with all your summer favorites, to brick oven pizza, pulled pork, cheese steaks, egg rolls, shaved ice, and Belgium waffles with all the fixins’ to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Come one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides around the farm, live music, a variety of tasty food offerings at concession stands, tours of the farmer’s home and the Foster mansion, Charleston dance lessons, wood-burning stove cooking and demos, old fashioned games, and so much more! Help brush the cows, examine a poultry exhibit, and meet the resident Belgian draft horses, Jersey dairy cows, pigs, and sheep. Talk with a sidesaddle rider, dance the Charleston, and tap your toes to the rhythms of the Long Hill String Band. Enjoy fine examples of handcrafts and tasty treats.

Date: Sunday, September 14
Time: 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township
Cost: $8/adult, $7/senior (65+), $6/child ages 4 - 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card.
Contact: 973.326.7645

Lincoln & Lee's Ladies Fashion Show

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Models garbed in attire dating before, during, and after the Civil War discuss the impact of the War Between the States on women’s clothing. Take an up-close and personal look at hoop skirts, lace collars, everyday dresses, and hand-knitted shawls. The models discuss interesting and historically accurate daily life during this time period, with fascinating stories highlighting the Vail Family, who lived in the house during the 1860s.

Date: Sunday, September 21
Time: Tours begin at: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Locations: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
Cost: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, under 4 are FREE.
Contact: 973.285.6537

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!


'Tree Cookie'"What is a Tree Cookie, Anyway?"

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!

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