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


PLAYGROUND CLOSURES
Loantaka Brook Reservation
       *The Saturn Playground located at Loantaka Brook Reservation is closed. 
        Please visit our newest playground at Central Park of Morris County.
        A new Loantaka Brook Reservation playground coming in 2019.
 
Lewis Morris County Park
        The Saturn Playground located by the Doe Meadow picnic area is closed.
 
UPDATE - Silas Condict County Park
The Park Commission has finished construction of Canty’s Lake dam at Silas Condict County Park. However, safety fencing remains to be installed. 

Hikers are advised to avoid the project area.

We anticipate NJ Fish & Wildlife will restock the lake with game fish by Spring/Summer.
 
 

Special Events

Saturday, August 18 : 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, August 25 : 12 noon - 4 p.m. *PLEASE NOTE: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm will be open for Model T Ford Day ONLY

Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields

Calling all car enthusiasts! Join an exciting day on the farm featuring restored Model T’s from near and...

Monday, August 20 —Monday, September 24 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum for a leisurely, guided tour focusing on the seasonal blooms in...

Sunday, August 19 : 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday Tours: Horticultural Sites

Join a guided tour of the exceptional horticultural sites, exploring a different location each Sunday. Learn the fascinating history, and...

Thursday, August 16 : 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Peach Muffin Baking

All Ages with an adult. Make peach muffins using flour ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking,...

Saturday, August 18 : 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bear Rock Hike

Ages 16 & Up.Hike to one of the largest glacial erratics in New Jersey. Bring water and a camera for...

Saturday, August 18 : 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Lace Creations at the Gristmill

Watch the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old art of bobbin...

Wednesday, August 22 —Friday, August 24 : 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers

Ages 2 - 4 with an adult.Explore the trails and a variety of natural history topics with stories, fun games and...

Saturday, August 25 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Industrial Crafts Day

Discover early industrial crafts with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations by a blacksmith, tinsmith, tin piercers, weavers, and spinners, and...

Saturday, September 8 —Saturday, November 3 : Varies based on group.

“Branching Out!” - Fall Session

Grades K - 5Get outside, and get growing! Learn how to plant, tend to, and harvest your own garden, cook...

Sunday, September 9 : Tours run every hour between 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Lincoln and Lee’s Ladies: Fashions of the Civil War Historic Fashion Show

Fashions from the Civil War era are some of the most recognizable in history. During the 10th annual historic fashion...

Sunday, September 9 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grandparents’ Day

Bring your grandparents to the Arboretum for a day of fun and games, a leisurely stroll around the gardens, and...

Sunday, September 16 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Fall Harvest Fest

Spend the day at Fosterfields at one of Morris County’s most popular fall festivals! Hop aboard the open-air...

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Special Events

Saturday, August 18 : 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, August 25 : 12 noon - 4 p.m. *PLEASE NOTE: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm will be open for Model T Ford Day ONLY

Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields

Calling all car enthusiasts! Join an exciting day on the farm featuring restored Model T’s from near and...

Monday, August 20 —Monday, September 24 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum for a leisurely, guided tour focusing on the seasonal blooms in...

Sunday, August 19 : 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday Tours: Horticultural Sites

Join a guided tour of the exceptional horticultural sites, exploring a different location each Sunday. Learn the fascinating history, and...

Thursday, August 16 : 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Peach Muffin Baking

All Ages with an adult. Make peach muffins using flour ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking,...

Saturday, August 18 : 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bear Rock Hike

Ages 16 & Up.Hike to one of the largest glacial erratics in New Jersey. Bring water and a camera for...

Saturday, August 18 : 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Lace Creations at the Gristmill

Watch the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old art of bobbin...

Wednesday, August 22 —Friday, August 24 : 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers

Ages 2 - 4 with an adult.Explore the trails and a variety of natural history topics with stories, fun games and...

Saturday, August 25 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Industrial Crafts Day

Discover early industrial crafts with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations by a blacksmith, tinsmith, tin piercers, weavers, and spinners, and...

Saturday, September 8 —Saturday, November 3 : Varies based on group.

“Branching Out!” - Fall Session

Grades K - 5Get outside, and get growing! Learn how to plant, tend to, and harvest your own garden, cook...

Sunday, September 9 : Tours run every hour between 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Lincoln and Lee’s Ladies: Fashions of the Civil War Historic Fashion Show

Fashions from the Civil War era are some of the most recognizable in history. During the 10th annual historic fashion...

Sunday, September 9 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grandparents’ Day

Bring your grandparents to the Arboretum for a day of fun and games, a leisurely stroll around the gardens, and...

Sunday, September 16 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Fall Harvest Fest

Spend the day at Fosterfields at one of Morris County’s most popular fall festivals! Hop aboard the open-air...

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