Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin in a number of parks on September 8 in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please check the hunt schedule for more information. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin in a number of parks on September 8 in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please check the hunt schedule for more information. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

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

Sunday, September 23 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Expressions of Nature

Spend the day strolling the exquisite gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum through the eyes of an artist. Admire the stunning...

Saturday, October 6 —Sunday, October 7 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

Enjoy live music, delicious foods, artisan crafts, and a sampling of 200+ wines produced by GPS Inc. and New Jersey wineries....

Saturday, October 13 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Lenape Day

Join this annual event celebrating the Lenape with dancing, drums, vendors, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 25 : 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Ages 8 & Up.Join us for an update and discussion on the bats of North America, including the latest on...

Wednesday, October 3 —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, September 23 : 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Best Dressed in the Vail House: Give Back Day

Enjoy guided tours of the Vail house led by costumed interpreters. To celebrate our partnership with Family Promise of Morris,...

Thursday, October 4 : 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Homegrown Vegetable Centerpieces

Learn to construct beautiful arrangements using veggies plucked right from the garden or supermarket shelf with Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk.

Saturday, October 6 : 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Scarecrow Building Workshop

Learn the ‘how-tos’ for creating your very own scarecrow for this year’s Scarecrows in the Garden!...

Monday, October 8 : 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A Day Off with Nature: Don’t Be Spooked!

All Ages.Bats, spiders, and snakes, oh my! Discover the amazing lives of animals that people may think of as...

Saturday, October 20 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Hearth Cooking with Susan McLellan Plaisted

Ages 16 & Up.Join Susan McLellan Plaisted, of Heart to Hearth Cookery, and cook a full meal on the open...

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Special Events

Sunday, September 23 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Expressions of Nature

Spend the day strolling the exquisite gardens of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum through the eyes of an artist. Admire the stunning...

Saturday, October 6 —Sunday, October 7 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

Enjoy live music, delicious foods, artisan crafts, and a sampling of 200+ wines produced by GPS Inc. and New Jersey wineries....

Saturday, October 13 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Lenape Day

Join this annual event celebrating the Lenape with dancing, drums, vendors, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 25 : 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Ages 8 & Up.Join us for an update and discussion on the bats of North America, including the latest on...

Wednesday, October 3 —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, September 23 : 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Best Dressed in the Vail House: Give Back Day

Enjoy guided tours of the Vail house led by costumed interpreters. To celebrate our partnership with Family Promise of Morris,...

Thursday, October 4 : 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Homegrown Vegetable Centerpieces

Learn to construct beautiful arrangements using veggies plucked right from the garden or supermarket shelf with Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk.

Saturday, October 6 : 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Scarecrow Building Workshop

Learn the ‘how-tos’ for creating your very own scarecrow for this year’s Scarecrows in the Garden!...

Monday, October 8 : 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A Day Off with Nature: Don’t Be Spooked!

All Ages.Bats, spiders, and snakes, oh my! Discover the amazing lives of animals that people may think of as...

Saturday, October 20 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Hearth Cooking with Susan McLellan Plaisted

Ages 16 & Up.Join Susan McLellan Plaisted, of Heart to Hearth Cookery, and cook a full meal on the open...

View All Special Events