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Silas Condict County Park

Silas Condict Park grounds In June 1963, the Morris County Park Commission acquired the first parcel of land that would become Silas Condict Park. The Park was dedicated in September, 1964 and today there are 1,508.75 acres. Hiking trails meander through the Park, connecting several scenic overlooks. 

A pristine and picturesque seven-acre lake is partially lined with weeping cherry trees.  In the summer, fishing is enjoyed by many, and with advanced reservations, paddle boats are available for rental to compliment additional reservations from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is enjoyed at this general-purpose Park.

The Park also offers a variety of reservable picnic areas, picnic shelters, and tents for family barbecues or celebrations, as well as corporate gatherings. A softball field is also available for rental. 

Nestled amidst the rolling acres of Silas Condict County Park, The Casino is an historic stone building renovated to restore its rich, authentic character. It is rumored that the building was a speakeasy in days of the Prohibition era. The Casino’s interior walls feature intricate murals carefully preserved to depict early life in the region. Original woodworking, mirrors, and fixtures add warmth and charm to any occasion, including weddings, birthday parties, reunions, and other special events. The interior is complete with a small stage, a large bar, and kitchen.

Overlooking the Park’s pristine lake, a patio adjacent to The Casino is perfect for cocktail receptions and is also available for rentals.

Information on picnic facilities, tents, The Casino, and ball field reservations may be obtained by contacting the Reservation Office at 973.326.7631. Any group of 25 or more individuals is required to make reservations. There are also a number of small non-reservable picnic areas available.

History:

The Park was named for the Revolutionary War Patriot, Silas Condict, a farmer, surveyor, and politician who lived in Morris County. Silas Condict’s political career began in 1775 when the Freeholders elected him as a delegate to the Provincial Legislature. He was a member of the committee that drafted New Jersey’s first Constitution and was appointed President of the Committee of Safety. Silas Condict also served as a member of the Continental Congress, and appointed Deputy Surveyor of the lands of the Eastern Division of New Jersey. He was elected to the New Jersey House of Assembly and served as its speaker in 1792-94 and again in 1797.

Park Features
  • Athletic Fields
  • Lake
  • Meeting Room (reservable) Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Picnic Areas (non-reservable) Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Picnic Areas (reservable) Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Picnic Shelter (reservable)
  • Trails
  • Pets Welcome - Leashed only
  • Restrooms Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
Things To Do
  • Birthday Parties Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Boating
  • Commercial Filming*
  • Commercial Photography*
  • Fishing Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tented Events*
  • Wedding Ceremonies*
  • Wedding Photography*
  • X-Country Skiing

*Requires permit/advanced scheduling



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