Hedden County Park

Due to damage from the storm many Parks and Park facilites may have limited or no access at this time. Please be cautious at all sites as dangerous conditions may exist. See the Park & Trail Closures tab below for detailed information.

Due to damage from the storm many Parks and Park facilites may have limited or no access at this time. Please be cautious at all sites as dangerous conditions may exist. See the Park & Trail Closures tab below for detailed information.

124 Reservoir Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869

(For driving / GPS address)

The Ford/Hurd Street Entrance to the park will remain closed through Friday, July 31, 2020 to complete Ash tree removal that has been taking place during park closure.

Please Keep Jackson & Wallace Brook Natural
Damming waterways damages the stream ecology by:
            -Disturbing the stream bed; trapping sediment and stirring up silt and mud
            -Blocking the movement of fish and invertebrates
            -Warming the water and reducing the oxygen levels needed for aquatic life
            -Altering stream flow and increasing bank erosion.
Please enjoy this natural area without altering it or leaving trash behind.


Hours of Operation / Spring & Summer Activities / History / No Smoking Policy 

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.


 Spring and Summer Activities:

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.


Hours of Operation:

Hedden County Park is open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.

No Smoking Policy

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!

things to Do:

Commercial Filming
Commercial Photography Permits
Cross-Country Skiing
Photography Permits
Softball Field
Wedding Ceremonies


Biking Trails - Paved
Group Picnic Areas (Reservable)
Group Picnic Shelter/Tents (Reservable)
Hiking Trails
Pets On Leash
Picnic Areas (Non-Reservable)
Play Areas
Restrooms / Port-A-Johns

* Requires permit/advanced scheduling |

(HC) Handicap Accessible


Hedden County Park 1 MB

Click below for driving directions

GPS Address: 124 Reservoir Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869