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

Monday, March 18 —Sunday, June 30 : Varies based on program.

Check Out the Spring 2019 Edition of Pathways!

For family fun events in Morris County April - June 2019 - it's all right here!

Saturday, April 27 : 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Morris County Park Palooza

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, live music featuring 3 bands, games offered by Jersey Club Sports for adults...

Saturday, April 13 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Workers on the Farm: 1900s Immigration Experience

Experience a day in the life of Irish immigrant farm workers and house servants who worked for the Foster family...

Monday, March 18 —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...

Friday, March 22 —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...

Tuesday, March 19 —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....

Sunday, March 24 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration: Spring Awakening

Take advantage of the start of growing season with Chef Cynthia Triolo. Learn new recipes and techniques for cooking asparagus,...

Saturday, March 30 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Willowwood Arboretum

Join the knowledgeable gardeners, and learn the how’s and why’s of pruning, the science behind it,...

Sunday, March 31 : 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Plant Sale Preview

Check out Plant Sale Chair Ilona Ontscherenki’s top 100 favorites featured at the Friends Annual Plant Sale  this...

Tuesday, March 26 : 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Junior Naturalists: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Ages 6 - 10.Listen for birds, look for flowers, smell the skunk cabbage, and feel the cool mud on a nice,...

Saturday, April 6 —Saturday, June 15 : 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care...

Saturday, April 27 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Born to Be Shorn

Celebrate spring, and join a fun and unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber at a NEW location. Spend...

Friday, April 5 : Time slots from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Night Hike Adventure

Ages 5 & Up.Bring your fl ashlight, and join a guided, nighttime adventure along the trails. Learn about and listen for...

Thursday, April 11 : 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Make and Take Workshop: Early Spring Container Garden

Adults.Plant spring flowering bulbs and pansies, and create a colorful arrangement of flowers to bring home.

Sunday, April 28 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone

The annual Tubbs Lecture honors the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs, creators of ‘Willowwood Farm.’ Join this...

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Special Events

Monday, March 18 —Sunday, June 30 : Varies based on program.

Check Out the Spring 2019 Edition of Pathways!

For family fun events in Morris County April - June 2019 - it's all right here!

Saturday, April 27 : 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Morris County Park Palooza

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, live music featuring 3 bands, games offered by Jersey Club Sports for adults...

Saturday, April 13 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Workers on the Farm: 1900s Immigration Experience

Experience a day in the life of Irish immigrant farm workers and house servants who worked for the Foster family...

Monday, March 18 —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...

Friday, March 22 —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...

Tuesday, March 19 —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....

Sunday, March 24 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration: Spring Awakening

Take advantage of the start of growing season with Chef Cynthia Triolo. Learn new recipes and techniques for cooking asparagus,...

Saturday, March 30 : 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Willowwood Arboretum

Join the knowledgeable gardeners, and learn the how’s and why’s of pruning, the science behind it,...

Sunday, March 31 : 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Plant Sale Preview

Check out Plant Sale Chair Ilona Ontscherenki’s top 100 favorites featured at the Friends Annual Plant Sale  this...

Tuesday, March 26 : 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Junior Naturalists: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Ages 6 - 10.Listen for birds, look for flowers, smell the skunk cabbage, and feel the cool mud on a nice,...

Saturday, April 6 —Saturday, June 15 : 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care...

Saturday, April 27 : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Born to Be Shorn

Celebrate spring, and join a fun and unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber at a NEW location. Spend...

Friday, April 5 : Time slots from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Night Hike Adventure

Ages 5 & Up.Bring your fl ashlight, and join a guided, nighttime adventure along the trails. Learn about and listen for...

Thursday, April 11 : 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Make and Take Workshop: Early Spring Container Garden

Adults.Plant spring flowering bulbs and pansies, and create a colorful arrangement of flowers to bring home.

Sunday, April 28 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone

The annual Tubbs Lecture honors the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs, creators of ‘Willowwood Farm.’ Join this...

View All Special Events