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.

Emerald Ash Borer - Tree Removal

Ash tree removal due to Emerald Ash Borer is scheduled in several facilities and may result in park and trail closures. For more information, 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 20,197 acres of land with 344.3 miles of trails. 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


Emeral Ash Borer Response Program Closures:

Sections of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm will be closed beginning January 28th due to ash tree removal work as part of the MCPC’s Emerald Ash Borer Response Program.

Sections of Frelinghuysen Arboretum will be closed beginning February 19 due to ash tree removal work as part of the MCPC’s Emerald Ash Borer Response Program.

For more information, please click here.


General Park Closures:
 
Patriot's Path
  • BOW AND FIREARM hunting is permitted in some areas along trails. "Hunter Orange" clothing is suggested during the hunting season. For information about hunting seasons, contact State Fish & Game at 908.735.8240.
  • 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, February 17 —Sunday, March 10 : 1 p.m. if renting shoes, 1:30 p.m. if using your own.

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mountain NHA

Ages 10 & Up.Get outside and active this winter, and experience the unique and exhilarating sport of snowshoeing! Enjoy a...

Saturday, February 16 —Sunday, February 24 : 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

All Ages.The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped - it’s maple sugaring season at the...

Thursday, February 14 —Saturday, June 1 : Varies based on camp.

Summer Camp Registration

Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this summer? Check out our wide range of action-packed and memorable...

Thursday, February 14 —Thursday, February 28 : Sunrise to Dusk.

Winter Recreation

Discover the best spots to sled, ice skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and more, all right here in Morris County! Make...

Friday, February 15 —Friday, April 26 : 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

Your weekend plans are here! Meet your friends on the ice at Mennen Sports Arena every Friday night from 8 p...

Sunday, March 17 : 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

An Afternoon with Dan Hinkley, Take Two: Making Windcliff

Join writer, naturalist, lecturer, explorer, and plant expert Dan Hinkley as he shares his experiences creating his gardens, Heronswood and...

Sunday, February 17 : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fig Trees, Care and Maintenance

Growing figs in New Jersey is a challenge, but Fig Enthusiast Bill Muzychko has developed a system that extends the...

Saturday, March 2 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Maple Sugar Festival

All Ages.Join this annual festival celebrating the peak of maple sugaring season. Enjoy tree tapping demonstrations, delicious syrup taste...

Saturday, March 2 : 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ninth Annual Community Garden Conference

****** SOLD OUT ******

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension team up to present the Annual Community Garden Conference. Join...

Saturday, March 9 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Matilda’s Tea: Shall We Dance?

Ages 5 & Up with an adult.Join dance instructor Jamie DiMare, and learn the basics of ballroom dance. Explore the...

Friday, March 1 : 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Exploring Paranormal

Don’t miss out on this haunting lecture! Enjoy a spooky night out with Specter Seekers Paranormal Society's...

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

Let’s Talk Design

Join Assistant Superintendent of Horticulture Education and landscape designer Ann Fahey, and learn the secrets to creating the garden of...

Thursday, February 28 : 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Branches & Buds Walk

Ages 18 & Up.Join a naturalist on the trails, and learn to identify trees when they have no leaves.

Tuesday, March 5 —Tuesday, March 26 : 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Baby and Me Hikes - March

Put your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails select Tuesdays in March....

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Special Events

Sunday, February 17 —Sunday, March 10 : 1 p.m. if renting shoes, 1:30 p.m. if using your own.

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mountain NHA

Ages 10 & Up.Get outside and active this winter, and experience the unique and exhilarating sport of snowshoeing! Enjoy a...

Saturday, February 16 —Sunday, February 24 : 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations

All Ages.The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped - it’s maple sugaring season at the...

Thursday, February 14 —Saturday, June 1 : Varies based on camp.

Summer Camp Registration

Looking for a fun, unique experience for your child this summer? Check out our wide range of action-packed and memorable...

Thursday, February 14 —Thursday, February 28 : Sunrise to Dusk.

Winter Recreation

Discover the best spots to sled, ice skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and more, all right here in Morris County! Make...

Friday, February 15 —Friday, April 26 : 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl

Your weekend plans are here! Meet your friends on the ice at Mennen Sports Arena every Friday night from 8 p...

Sunday, March 17 : 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

An Afternoon with Dan Hinkley, Take Two: Making Windcliff

Join writer, naturalist, lecturer, explorer, and plant expert Dan Hinkley as he shares his experiences creating his gardens, Heronswood and...

Sunday, February 17 : 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fig Trees, Care and Maintenance

Growing figs in New Jersey is a challenge, but Fig Enthusiast Bill Muzychko has developed a system that extends the...

Saturday, March 2 : 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Maple Sugar Festival

All Ages.Join this annual festival celebrating the peak of maple sugaring season. Enjoy tree tapping demonstrations, delicious syrup taste...

Saturday, March 2 : 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ninth Annual Community Garden Conference

****** SOLD OUT ******

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension team up to present the Annual Community Garden Conference. Join...

Saturday, March 9 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Matilda’s Tea: Shall We Dance?

Ages 5 & Up with an adult.Join dance instructor Jamie DiMare, and learn the basics of ballroom dance. Explore the...

Friday, March 1 : 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Exploring Paranormal

Don’t miss out on this haunting lecture! Enjoy a spooky night out with Specter Seekers Paranormal Society's...

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

Let’s Talk Design

Join Assistant Superintendent of Horticulture Education and landscape designer Ann Fahey, and learn the secrets to creating the garden of...

Thursday, February 28 : 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Branches & Buds Walk

Ages 18 & Up.Join a naturalist on the trails, and learn to identify trees when they have no leaves.

Tuesday, March 5 —Tuesday, March 26 : 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Baby and Me Hikes - March

Put your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails select Tuesdays in March....

View All Special Events