Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin on September 9 in several parks in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please click here for the hunt schedule. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin on September 9 in several parks in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please click here for the hunt schedule. 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.

Halloween Fun Galore

Get ready for goblins and gore,
And check out what we have in store!

From pumpkin decorating and ghostly tales,
To spooky stories on moon-lit trails,
The Morris County Park Commission has Halloween fun that NEVER fails!


Click here to learn more.

Friday, January 27

Visiting Morris County Parks With Your Dog

All Dogs, at all times, MUST be kept on a leash not exceeding 6-ft. in parks that allow dogs. Park Police are...

Tuesday, November 15

Park Alliance Update

The Morris Park Alliance continues to work on a physical activity project that would assess and map possible connections for walking and biking throughout...

Monday, August 1

Rabies Public Health Advisory

The Morris County Park Police and Morris County Office of Health Management is reporting that a total of four (4) raccoons from The Tourne recently...

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ATTENTION HIKERS:

The Morris County Park Commission is currently working on updates to the trail system at the Kay Environmental Center.

Click here for more information and the map changes.

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


 
Due to significant fencing issues the Off-leash Area/Dog Park at Lewis Morris County Park will remain closed until further notice.  The Central Park of Morris County Off-leash/Dog Park is open. 
 
The Saturn Playground located by the Doe Meadow picnic area is closed.
 

NOTICE - Silas Condict County Park:

Please be advised that in May 2017, the Park Commission will begin a scheduled rehabilitation of Canty’s Lake dam at Silas Condict County Park. 
To facilitate construction, the lake will be lowered during the project, which is expected to be completed in October 2017.  There will also be heavy construction in the area around the dam embankment. 
Fishing, boating, and the Casino will be closed for the duration of the project.    
 
The Park and hiking trails will be open to the public during regular park hours of operation. Hikers are advised to avoid the project area which will be protected by safety fencing. 
 
After construction, the area will be restored and will include a new pedestrian bridge over the dam offering a scenic overlook of the lake and surrounding area. 
 

NOTICE - Loantaka Brook Reservation-Giralda Farm Section:

The Giralda Farm section of Loantaka Brook Reservation will be closed Sunday, June 25, 2017 for the annual Giralda & Music Arts Festival.  You can contact Morris Arts for ticket information.
 

Special Events

Wednesday, October 4 —Sunday, October 29 : 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

‘The Time to Mourn’

Ages 12 & Up.Tour the Foster family home, The Willows, to explore the unique death and mourning traditions of the...

Saturday, October 7 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Lenape Day

Celebrate the Lenape culture and history with a traditional drum circle, dancers in regalia, historic tools and artifacts, a wigwam...

Monday, October 23 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on the seasonal blooms of the magnificent gardens of...

Saturday, September 23 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Epistles & Erasures: The Poetry of Address &What Is Unsaid

Join 2017 Honoree Artist, Emari DiGiorgio, in this craft talk and writing workshop to learn a brief history of the epistolary...

Saturday, September 23 : 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Grow Your Groceries: Preserve Your Harvest

This series features Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener, Jeanne Lardino, and Chef and Master Gardener, Cynthia Triolo. Jeanne focuses on growing techniques,...

Tuesday, September 26 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Family Science Day: Fantastic Forest

All Ages with an adult.Learn about trees and forests while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families...

Saturday, October 7 —Sunday, October 8 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hammerin’! Blacksmithing Master Class - 2 Day Course

Join William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, for a two-day, intermediate blacksmithing class, focusing on more advanced techniques, and...

Saturday, October 7 —Sunday, October 8 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

Enjoy a day of live music, delicious foods, artisan crafts, and a sampling of 300+ wines produced by GPS Inc. and...

Saturday, September 23 : 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Paranormal Evenings at Historic Speedwell   ****SOLD OUT****

Ages 16 & Up.Experience the phenomenon known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society, a group...

Wednesday, October 4 —Tuesday, October 31 : Check Halloween Fun Galore Page

Halloween Fun Galore

Brace yourself for the best Halloween ex-FEAR-iences this season! Starting Wednesday, October 4 through Tuesday, October 31, enjoy haunting activities at various...

Sunday, September 24 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Welcome Autumn Hike: Moderate

Ages 7 & Up.Hike the trails of Turkey Mountain, and look for signs of the newly arrived autumn season.

Sunday, September 24 : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wool for the War!

Meet the Fosterfields’ sheep, and clean, card, and spin their wool. Try your hand at knitting, an important WWI-related...

Sunday, September 24 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Upcycle Sunday-Ceramics

Get the most out of your things, just like in days of old. Upcycle ceramics into useful items, and keep...

Sunday, October 1 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Tea for Two

Marc Zukovich and Cynthia Triolo join forces for this fascinating program on all things tea, both traditional and herbal. Learn...

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

A Day Off with Nature: Lenape Life

Ages 5 - 9.Enjoy a day off from school filled with fun facts, games, and crafts that celebrate the Lenni Lenape...

Saturday, September 30 : 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Meet the Servants at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI...

Saturday, September 30 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Preparing the House for Winter

One of women’s responsibilities throughout history was to prepare the home for winter. Harvest time is a time...

Sunday, October 1 : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

‘Gesneriads in History’ Gesneriad Society Show and Sale

Don’t miss the annual show and sale of these beautiful, diminutive, exotic cousins of African Violets. A Q...

Tuesday, October 3 : 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Falling for Fungus

Ages 6 & Up.Enjoy a walk and talk with a fungus enthusiast, and search for sprouting mushrooms.

Wednesday, October 4 : 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Sprouts: Fabulous Fall Flowers

Ages 2 - 3 with an adult.Summer is over, but some flowers are still in bloom. Take a garden walk to...

Saturday, October 7 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Liberated Landscape: A Lecture by Larry Weaner

Using examples from his own property, as well as diverse client projects, Landscape Designer Larry Weaner shows how partnering with...

Sunday, October 8 : 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Expressions of Nature

Spend the day strolling the exquisite gardens through the blossoming eyes of an artist. Admire the stunning seasonal blooms, and...

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Special Events

Wednesday, October 4 —Sunday, October 29 : 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

‘The Time to Mourn’

Ages 12 & Up.Tour the Foster family home, The Willows, to explore the unique death and mourning traditions of the...

Saturday, October 7 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Lenape Day

Celebrate the Lenape culture and history with a traditional drum circle, dancers in regalia, historic tools and artifacts, a wigwam...

Monday, October 23 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on the seasonal blooms of the magnificent gardens of...

Saturday, September 23 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Epistles & Erasures: The Poetry of Address &What Is Unsaid

Join 2017 Honoree Artist, Emari DiGiorgio, in this craft talk and writing workshop to learn a brief history of the epistolary...

Saturday, September 23 : 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Grow Your Groceries: Preserve Your Harvest

This series features Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener, Jeanne Lardino, and Chef and Master Gardener, Cynthia Triolo. Jeanne focuses on growing techniques,...

Tuesday, September 26 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Family Science Day: Fantastic Forest

All Ages with an adult.Learn about trees and forests while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families...

Saturday, October 7 —Sunday, October 8 : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hammerin’! Blacksmithing Master Class - 2 Day Course

Join William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, for a two-day, intermediate blacksmithing class, focusing on more advanced techniques, and...

Saturday, October 7 —Sunday, October 8 : 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

Enjoy a day of live music, delicious foods, artisan crafts, and a sampling of 300+ wines produced by GPS Inc. and...

Saturday, September 23 : 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Paranormal Evenings at Historic Speedwell   ****SOLD OUT****

Ages 16 & Up.Experience the phenomenon known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society, a group...

Wednesday, October 4 —Tuesday, October 31 : Check Halloween Fun Galore Page

Halloween Fun Galore

Brace yourself for the best Halloween ex-FEAR-iences this season! Starting Wednesday, October 4 through Tuesday, October 31, enjoy haunting activities at various...

Sunday, September 24 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Welcome Autumn Hike: Moderate

Ages 7 & Up.Hike the trails of Turkey Mountain, and look for signs of the newly arrived autumn season.

Sunday, September 24 : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wool for the War!

Meet the Fosterfields’ sheep, and clean, card, and spin their wool. Try your hand at knitting, an important WWI-related...

Sunday, September 24 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Upcycle Sunday-Ceramics

Get the most out of your things, just like in days of old. Upcycle ceramics into useful items, and keep...

Sunday, October 1 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Tea for Two

Marc Zukovich and Cynthia Triolo join forces for this fascinating program on all things tea, both traditional and herbal. Learn...

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

A Day Off with Nature: Lenape Life

Ages 5 - 9.Enjoy a day off from school filled with fun facts, games, and crafts that celebrate the Lenni Lenape...

Saturday, September 30 : 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Meet the Servants at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI...

Saturday, September 30 : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Preparing the House for Winter

One of women’s responsibilities throughout history was to prepare the home for winter. Harvest time is a time...

Sunday, October 1 : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

‘Gesneriads in History’ Gesneriad Society Show and Sale

Don’t miss the annual show and sale of these beautiful, diminutive, exotic cousins of African Violets. A Q...

Tuesday, October 3 : 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Falling for Fungus

Ages 6 & Up.Enjoy a walk and talk with a fungus enthusiast, and search for sprouting mushrooms.

Wednesday, October 4 : 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Sprouts: Fabulous Fall Flowers

Ages 2 - 3 with an adult.Summer is over, but some flowers are still in bloom. Take a garden walk to...

Saturday, October 7 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The Liberated Landscape: A Lecture by Larry Weaner

Using examples from his own property, as well as diverse client projects, Landscape Designer Larry Weaner shows how partnering with...

Sunday, October 8 : 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Expressions of Nature

Spend the day strolling the exquisite gardens through the blossoming eyes of an artist. Admire the stunning seasonal blooms, and...

View All Special Events