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Closed Parks and Trails (as of 5/4/15)

A Little Night Music

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Treat yourself to a lovely evening of sense-stimulation in the Cottage Garden. Sit back and relax as the sun fades over The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and the warm summer breeze kisses your cheeks. Sway to the musical stylings of Alan Rigoletto, while you enjoy a delicious dessert sampler filled with decadent treats from Matilda’s Café. You deserve a night off, come spend it with us! This program is presented with the generous support of CIE Tours International.

Date: Friday, July 17 & Friday, August 21
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $15 per person
Contact: 973.394.1100

A Tribute to Jane Packer: Floral Designer Extraordinaire

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Jane Packer’s name is synonymous with elegance, beauty, and simplicity, and she was well-known for her arrangements in the fashion industry and British royalty. Witness the extraordinary talent of Marge Hulstrunk as she demonstrates some beautiful, Packer-style flower arranging techniques, and learn to create some lovely arrangements.

Date: Saturday, July 26
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $25 per person
Contact: 973.326.7603


Sunrise Lake Beach Club

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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. Play volleyball on the beach or build castles in the sand, it’s all so convenient in Morris Township. A bath/boathouse provides restrooms, showers, and changing facilities.

Weekends Only: May 23 - June 28 & September 5 - 7
Tuesday - Sunday: June 30 - August 30

Weekends: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays in July: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Sunrise Lake Beach Club, Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

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: 973.267.4351

Arboretum Tour

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With a knowledgeable guide, tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to learn the history and to enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site. Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center.

Date: July 5 & August 2
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $3 per person.
Contact: 973.326.7603

Meadow Walk with Willowwood Gardener Ryan Moore

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Willowwood Arboretum’s meadows are beautiful at this time of year, and no one knows them better than Gardener Ryan Moore. Join us for a walk and discover the unique variety of plants that grow there, the conditions they require, and how to collect their seeds. Ryan grows plants from seeds he collected in the meadow for you to take home.

Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township
Cost: $12 per person
Contact: 973.326.7603

Paranormal Evenings

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Come and experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting,’ led by Island Paranormal Society, a group with over 10 years of paranormal experience. Join Island Paranormal Society’s expert staff who use investigative tools to conduct readings on the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and inside the Colonial Revival Mansion built in 1891.This program is designed for participants ages 16 and older.

Date: Saturday, August 1
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: $45/person. All programs are rain or shine, no refunds.
Contact: To register call 973.631.5077, or

Croquet Day

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Get out your whites, or just wear a t-shirt and flip flops, and come play a game of croquet on The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Main Lawn. The Rutgers Preparatory School’s Croquet Team demonstrates the art of Croquet, a sport whose popularity soared during the Victorian Age. Learn croquet’s English origins and lots of other interesting facts.

Date: Sunday, August 2
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: FREE
Contact: 973.326.7603

National Night Out

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FREE food, entertainment, ice skating, giveaways, and more! Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, police motorcycles and squad cars, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, and meet the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s Mounted Equestrian Unit

Date: Tuesday, August 4
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
Cost: FREE!
Contact: 973.326.7654

Register for Summer Camp TODAY!

Register for 2015 summer camps!

The Morris County Park Commission’s ever-popular summer camps fill-up quickly, so now is the perfect time to register! At camp, kids will have memorable, fun-filled days, at some of Morris County’s most beautiful and unique facilities. Campers can explore new areas of interest and improve existing skills. These camps offer a range of programs for kids with a variety of interests: explore the wilderness of Morris County; travel back in time at historic site; enjoy lake activities including swimming, boating and the Wibit; develop ice hockey and figure skating skills; learn to garden vegetables; and investigate a law enforcement career!

All camps are led by certified, professional, counselors and are offered at affordable prices. Sign up today!

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.

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Sign up for Mennen Arena's Learn to Skate classes. Programs available for three year olds to adults!

A Tour of Morris County's Open Spaces

Come walk with us through parks, at a wildlife refuge, on trails and at historic sites in this half-hour program about Open Spaces and Historic Places in Morris County, New Jersey. Thanks to Greener New Jersey Productions for making this video possible!