Friends & Partners

Our Friends and Partners

Maintaining our parks and facilities wouldn’t be possible without partnering with a number of organizations. Below are some of our friends and partners that help us to continue making our parks and facilities in top notch for all to enjoy.

The Morris Park Alliance

“Improving, maintaining, and fostering an appreciation for our outstanding Morris County Park system.”

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Friends of Historic Speedwell

The Friends of Historic Speedwell is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group that supports Historic Speedwell. The organization volunteers, advocates on the site’s behalf, reaches out within their communities, and provides financial support for programs and preservation projects.


The Friends have supported historic building restoration including the National Historic Register L’Hommedieu House and the National Historic Landmark Factory Building. Friends’ funding has helped conserve collections including portraits of Stephen and Bethiah Vail painted by Samuel F.B. Morse in 1837. The interactive, hands-on exhibit on the history of the telegraph located in the Factory Building was funded, in part, by the Friends. Current fundraising efforts will support specialevent programming. The Friends of Historic Speedwell are also strong advocates for historic preservation of all the buildingsand features within the entire Speedwell Historic District. The Friends sponsor fundraising events throughout the year.

How You Can Help

The Friends of Historic Speedwell are seeking board members to support fundraising efforts for Historic Speedwell. For more information on The Friends of Historic Speedwell, please call 973.285.6534.

The Willowwood Foundation

The Willowwood Foundation is a non-profit organization established to nurture an appreciation for, and knowledge of, botany, horticulture, and the natural world.

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Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum pursue their mission to support and promote the development of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and other horticultural facilities of the Morris County Park Commission by fostering and developing public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world.

Through this partnership, a year-round calendar of events and lectures are offered. The Friends also support the arboretum’s annuals and spring flowering bulb displays, garden interns, an annual scholarship and other educational initiatives.


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