Special Events

Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Sunrise Lake Beach Club

Spend the day at the beach! Sunrise Lake Beach Club offers swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Run, jump, climb, and splash across the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course that offers fun for anyone age 7 and older. Don’t miss an opportunity to slide down the Zoom Floom, play volleyball on the beach, or build castles in the sand, it’s all conveniently located in Morris Township.

  • Date:
    Saturday, May 25—Monday, September 2
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per child & senior (65+). Children 4 and under are FREE. Wibit use is $5.
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351 or recreation@morrisparks.net.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

Explore the sandy beach and beautiful water of Sunrise Lake with your toddler on select Tuesday mornings in July and August, while enjoying exclusive access before the lakes open to the public. This special program is designed for children ages 4 and under.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 9—Tuesday, August 20
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $4 per adult, FREE per child 4 & under.
  • Contact:
    973.267.4351.

Garden Buds

Garden Buds

Ages 4 - 5 with an Adult.

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust off your own green thumb in this six- week, summer hands-on gardening series. Tend to, harvest, and eat vegetables straight from your gardens. 

  • Date:
    Friday, July 12—Friday, August 16
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $50 per child with an adult.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

MEET THE SERVANTS AT THE WILLOWS

MEET THE SERVANTS AT THE WILLOWS

During a special, hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era. Help the maid with household chores, and assist in the preparation of historic foods for the cook to bake in the wood-burning cook stove.

Saturdays, July 27, August 31, and September 28.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 27
  • Time:
    1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4 - 16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

HERBALISM FOR YOUR HEALTH

HERBALISM FOR YOUR HEALTH

Discover how your backyard weeds can be used for medicinal purposes.  Touch, smell, and taste the plants, learn a variety of techniques, and try a tincture of homemade plant medicines this program is led by Shannon Mayernik, owner of educational lifestyle company, Mayernik Kitchen.

  • Date:
    Sunday, July 28
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    To register, 9730326-7601. Preregistration is required.

Campout on the Beach

Campout on the Beach

Join us on an overnight adventure under the stars. Start with fun on the beach, swimming, boating, and racing around the Wibit. Once the sun sets, enjoy storytelling around the campfire and delicious marshmallow treats- it is fun for all ages. A light breakfast is provided, too!

3 p.m. opens for swimming and boating.
7 p.m. campout begins.

Click here to register.

  • Date:
    Friday, August 2
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Sunrise Lake Beach Club in Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $45 per family. Wibit and Boat use are an additional fee.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For info and to register, use the above link, call 973.326.7616, or e-mail recreation@morrispaks.net.

Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields

Model T Ford Day at Fosterfields

Calling all car enthusiasts! Join an exciting day on the farm featuring restored Model T’s from near and far. Enjoy fascinating lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages, food and live music, and more. Discover how to crank and drive the cars, learn about the history of Henry Ford, and stop by Fosterfields’ own Transportation Exhibit. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Fosterfields & Cooper Mill.

If you are interested in exhibiting your Model T, lecturing, or providing a demonstration, contact Alli Hartley-Kong at ahartley-kong@morrisparks.net by July 1. Car exhibitors receive two FREE admission passes.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 3
  • Time:
    10:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 43 - 16, and FREE per child under age 3. Friends members are half price with
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645

Ice Cream, You Scream

Ice Cream, You Scream

Enjoy an old-fashioned summer day filled with games, such as hoops and sticks, croquet, and a yo-yo contest, and watch the duck races as entries float through the site’s water features among historic gardens. Bring your camera along for a scenic guided tour or bring favorite lawn chair and blanket, and even a picnic basket, and enjoy an ice cream treat.

Bamboo Brook’s gardens were designed by Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of the first women landscape architects in the United States. So travel back in time to see these gardens in their full summer glory.

  • Date:
    Sunday, August 4
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Bamboo Brook, 170 Longview Road, Chester Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per person, and preregistration is required.
  • Contact:
    For registration, morrisparks.net or 973.326.7601.

National Night Out

National Night Out

FREE food, FREE entertainment, FREE ice skating, and giveaways! Join the Morris County Park Police and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies for an evening of awareness and fun. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, police motorcycles, ambulances, enjoy a live DJ featuring top hits, and play fun games to win prizes. With over 5,000 attendees each year, Morris County’s National Night Out has been named a National Award Winner since 2007!

  • Date:
    Tuesday, August 6
  • Time:
    5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location:

    Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

  • Cost:
    FREE!
  • Contact:
    973.326.7654

Farm Fridays Summer Concerts

Farm Fridays Summer Concerts

Listen to the music from the past, visit the scenic historic farm, meet the animals, and check out the antique machinery. Bring a blanket and enjoy the evening outdoor with friends and family. 

Friday, August 16 - Local pianist Regan Ryzuk and his bandmates playing 1920s jazz.

  • Date:
    Friday, August 16
  • Time:
    7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior (65+), and $4 per child age 3 to 16. Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill are FREE.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.

Little Farm Friends

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.
Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care of the animals. Collect eggs, plant your own garden, and visit the friendly horses and cows. Each one-hour session features a unique theme:

August 24: This Little Piggy
September 7: It’s A Bird’s World
September 21: Engine Power!

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 24—Saturday, September 21
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per parent/child pair, $4 per additional siblings, or $45 for the series of 6 classes.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, e-mail AHartley-Kong@morrisparks.net.