Hedden County Park is a 420 acre, general purpose park located in the Town of Dover and the Townships of Mine Hill and Randolph. Hedden has two distinct sections. The lake section, accessible from Ford Street and Reservoir Avenue, provides entrance to the picturesque 6-acre Hedden Pond, with a fishing deck, play area, and picnic shelter. The Concord Road portion of the park offers hiking along the Jackson Brook, a picnic area and an athletic field. Both sections of Hedden County Park have access to athletic fields, open green space, meandering hiking trails, and restroom facilities. Digital trail maps are available online.
Enjoy the trails by taking a leisurely walk or be more active by hiking or jogging. The paved recreation trail traverses the Wallace Brook and crosses Jackson Brook. Both Wallace and Jackson Brook are trout-production streams. Enjoy a stroll to Indian Falls, a scenic point of interest along the Green Trail, and take in the natural beauty of the park. Be certain to pack your fishing gear, as Hedden Pond is a prime location for the fish to bite.
Picnics and Athletic Fields: Plan a fun picnic for your family and friends. In the nearby athletic fields, toss a Frisbee or play catch. There are picnic tables and charcoal grills.
If your group is larger than 25 people, take advantage of one of the reservable picnic sites, that includes a shelter, picnic tables, benches, and charcoal grills. The group picnic shelter at Hedden County Park accommodates 150 people, and it conveniently located next to the play area and pond. You can also reserve the athletic fields to organize a softball or soccer game. For more information, or to make a reservation at the shelter off Ford Street or picnic site off Concord Road, please call the Outdoor Reservation Department at 973.326.763, option 1.
Hedden County Park is named after the Hedden family of Dover, who donated the original 40 acres in 1963. The county park was dedicated on October 4, 1970. Through its land acquisition program, the Park Commission increased the size of this general purpose park to 420 acres, which includes a 2.8-acre easement along Jackson Brook, above Randolph Avenue.
In June of 1998 Saturn of Denville/Morristown/Livingston donated its third play area to the Morris County Park Commission. The play area is conveniently located near the picnic shelter and six-acre, Hedden Pond.
Hedden County Park is open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.
The Morris County Park Commission has recently announced a No Smoking Policy banning all smoking including burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter of substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device. CLICK HERE for more details. Thank you for your continued support!
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GPS Address: 124 Reservoir Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869