Florham Park Recreation Department

  • Click Below for Applications for Summer Employment Oppportunities in the Florham Park Department of Parks and Recreation:

Day Camp Counselor Application

Teen Summer Experience Application

VSL Application


Day Camp and Teen Summer Experience Registration

Day Camp Calendar

Day Camp Registration Form

Before/After Care Registration

Day Camp Trip Registration


Teen Summer Experience Registration Form

Teen Summer Experience Calendar

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


John Timmons, Director of Parks and Recreation

Gina Rowland, Program Assistant

Community Center

111 Ridgedale Avenue

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Phone: (973) 410-5390
Fax: (973) 410-5492
Field Hotline: (973) 410-5391
Day Camp (summer only): (973) 410-5396

The Recreation Department's goal is to provide a wide-range of leisure and athletic programs, trips, and events, to Florham Park residents of all ages. We work to offer quality, safe, enjoyable, and affordable services to the entire community. Please share your feedback with us to help us improve our offerings.


2015 East Hanover and Florham Park Softball Program

Please click here for more information about the 2015 East Hanover and Florham Park Softball Program.

The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors,
or is affiliated with the following sports programs:


Basketball www.florhamparkboro.net/recreation/basketball.htm

Cheerleading www.florhamparkboro.net/recreation/cheerleading.htm

Softball — ehfpgsa.com

Wrestling — www.hanoverparkyouthwrestling.com

Ice Hockey www.hanoverhockeynj.org

Rugby www.morristownrugby.com

Lacrosse — www.fplax.usl.la


Platform Tennis New players wanted! Click here to download a press release.

Evening Aerobics Call (973) 410-5390 for current schedule.

Morning Yoga/Pilates Click here to email your interest in this potential new program.

Men's Softball — www.florhamparkboro.net/recreation/menssoftball.htm


Charter clubs sponsor the following youth sports programs:

Florham Park Baseball Club
P.O. Box 383
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Patrick O'Donnell, President

Florham Park Youth Soccer Association
P.O. Box 234
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Nick Genoese, President

Florham Park Football Club
P.O. Box 524
Florham Park, NJ 07932
                                      Robert Ardolino, President

The Recreation Department offers the following summer programs
(details are subject to change):

Day Camp

June 30-August 8, 2014

Open to children entering 1st-6th grades

Registration is CLOSED

Teen Summer Experience (TSE)

July 7-August 8, 2014

Open to children entering 7th-10th grades

Registration is CLOSED

Summer Tennis Clinics

June 30-August 8, 2014

Open to children entering 1st-6th grades

Six weeks of morning lessons three times per week. Register per week.

Click here to download a registration form.

Kiddie Kamp

August 11-15, 2014 @ 9:30-11:30 am

Open to children entering Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten

Click here to download a registration form.



Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall • Age 2 to 14


Camps • Weekly Programs • Training Clinics

Daytime • Evenings • Weekends

Click Here to view the Florham Park Schedule


(866) 345-BALL • www.USsportsInstitute.com

U.S. Sports Institute

WINTER CLASS: TOTAL SPORTS SQUIRTS (age 3 to 5): Experience a new sport each week of the program, with Sports Squirts. Participants have the opportunity to try Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Parachute games and more in a safe, structured environment.

Day(s):        Saturdays    

Dates:         January 17 – February 28

Location:    Community Center

Time(s):      9:00am – 10:00am; 10:15am – 11:15am; 11:30am – 12:30pm

Please click here for more information on Total Sports Squirts.





SPRING BREAK TOTAL PLAY MULTI SPORTS CAMP (age 5 to 11): Experience over 16 different sports from around the world including, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, cricket, floor hockey and more at this camp. All activities will take place in an atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship, teamwork and most of all, fun. This is the only sports camp truly dedicated to children of all abilities.

Please note the camp registration split based on age: ages 5 to 8 and ages 8 to 11.


Day(s):        Monday-Friday

 Dates:         April 6 to April 10

 Location:    Borough Hall Lawn

Time(s):      9:00am – 12:30pm **


Please click here for more information on Multi Sports Camps



**Times apply to both age groups




TOTAL SPORTS SQUIRTS (age 3 to 5): Experience a new sport each week of the program, with Sports Squirts. Participants have the opportunity to try Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Parachute games and more in a safe, structured environment.

Day(s):        Saturdays    

Dates:         April 11 - June 6

Location:    Borough Hall Lawn

Time(s):     10:00am – 11:00am; 11:15am – 12:15pm; 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Please click here for more information on Total Sports Squirts. http://www.ussportsinstitute.com/squirts-home/sports-squirts.html


T-BALL SQUIRTS (age 3 to 5): This program is a great way to introduce your young sluggers to the exciting game of baseball! Focusing on the fundamental skills of the game, our progressive T-ball curriculum enables each child to develop their skills and understanding.

Day(s):        Saturdays    

Dates:         April 11 - June 6

Location:    Borough Hall Lawn

Time(s):     3:15pm – 4:15pm; 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Please click here for more information on T-Ball Squirts




PARENT AND ME: TOTAL SPORTS SQUIRTS (age 2 to 3): Ideal for any child just starting out in the world of sport, this Program introduces children to a new sport in session. With a helping hand from Mom or Dad children will have the opportunity to try Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football and more!

Day(s):        Saturdays

 Dates:         April 11 – June 6

 Location:    Borough Hall Lawn

     Time(s):      9:00am – 9:50am; 2:00 – 2:50pm


Please click here for more information on Parent and Me: Total Sports Squirts



Florham Park In Training (FIT)

The FIT Youth Sports Performance Camp is offered by Hanover in Training and Florham Park Fitness, with community partner Florham Park Recreation Department. FIT focuses on helping young athletes improve their performance by developing the five key components of exceptional athleticism: speed, power, agility, reaction, and quickness. For more information, contact coach Vinny Laracca at vlaracca@aol.com or visit the website www.hanoverintraining.com.


Hanover Park Summer Sports Camps

A variety of summer 2014 sports camps and clinics for children of various ages, held at Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, are co-sponsored by the East Hanover and Florham Park recreation departments. Registration forms are available to download below. For more information, call the East Hanover Recreation Department at (973) 428-3095.

Weight Training/Conditioning Skills Camp - Click here to download registration form

Basketball Camp - Click here to download registration form

Baseball Camp - Click here to download registration form

Football Camp - Click here to download registration form

Volleyball Camp - Click here to download registration form

Lacrosse Camp - Click here to download a registration form.

Junior Golf Camp

Co-sponsored by Brooklake Country Club and Florham Park Recreation Department, Junior Golf Camp is designed to provide a fun, challenging, and supportive environment for young golfers to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Students will focus on the basic fundamentals of the game. Full swing, pitching, chipping, putting, rules, and etiquette will be covered. Students will receive various handouts and worksheets to solidify their learning experience. Students will be divided into groups based on age and ability. The maximum class size will be limited to allow for individual attention. More information will be available in Spring 2014.


Jerry Gibson Memorial Youth Summer Theater

Co-sponsored by the Florham Park Players and the Florham Park Recreation Department, the Jerry Gibson Memorial Youth Summer Theater celebrates its 34th season in 2014 with a production of "South Pacific." Each summer, the program gives an opportunity to 50-60 local children between the ages of 13-19 to develop their theatrical talents. Auditions will be held in June. Shows will be performed at Ridgedale Middle School on Tuesday, July 29th-Saturday, August 2nd, at 7:30 pm, and on Saturday, August 2nd, at 2:00 pm. For more information, call (973) 377-9078 starting in July, visit www.collaborations.com/FPP, or e-mail gibson@collaborations.com.

 The Recreation Department offers other year-round activities
for residents of various ages:

U.S. Sports Institute

In fall 2014, U.S. Sports Institute (USSI) is offering various clinics on the Borough Hall Lawn. Dates, fees, and online registration is available at www.USSportsInstitute.com. Call USSI at (732) 563-2520 with questions.

Ski Club

Information about the winter 2015 program will be available this fall.

Teen Nights

Teen Nights give Florham Park residents in 6th grade and above the chance to hang out with their friends in a supervised environment. Past activities have included a semi-pro basketball game, ice skating, galactic bowling, cooking class, martial arts class, kick boxing class, summer concert, movie night, and pool night. Teen Nights are held periodically throughout the year, and are free of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Teen Nights are sponsored by the Recreation Department, and are supported by the Public Library. For more information or to be put on the email list, email recreation@fpboro.net or call the Recreation Department at (973) 410-5390.

Summer 2014 - Municipal Pool - $5 per 7th-12th grader

Friday, July 11th @ 7:00-10:00 pm

Friday, July 25th @ 7:00-10:00 pm

Friday, August 15th @ 7:00-10:00 pm

Friday, August 29th @ 7:00-10:00 pm

Stroller Strides

The Recreation Department partners with Stroller Strides to offer a total fitness program for parents and babies. It includes power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. Taught by certified instructors, it’s a great workout for any level of exerciser. Classes are held on the Emmett Park fitness trail on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00-10:00 am. In inclement weather, classes are held at the Livingston Mall. Your first class is free! To register, visit

http://livingston-morris.fit4mom.com. For more information, contact Nikki at nicolec@fit4mom.com  or (203) 253-1757.

Millburn Golf Course Memberships

Due to a cooperative agreement, Florham Park residents are invited to purchase memberships to the Millburn Municipal Par 3 Golf Course. "Unlimited” and “Limited” memberships are available. Players must be 13 years of age or older to purchase a membership. The course is located at 303 White Oak Ridge Road in Millburn. Starting March 1st, registration is available online at http://register.communitypass.net/millburn. If you do not have access to a computer, you may register by mail. Call the Millburn Recreation Department at (973) 564-7097 for a paper form. Click here to download more information. Please call the course at (973) 379-4156 with any golf course questions.

Bus Trips

The Recreation Department chaperones residents on trips to popular Broadway shows in New York City each Spring, and to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular each November. In the past several years, we've seen "Shrek," "Billy Elliot," "9 to 5," "Jersey Boys," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," "Evita," and "Wicked." If you have suggestions for trips to Broadway shows, museums, and professional sporting events, or if you would like to be added to the Recreation Department mailing list, please call (973) 410-5390.

Summer 2014

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Sunday, August 10th

Bus leaves Florham Park at 9:30 am and returns around 7:00 pm.

Click here to download a registration form.

Fall 2014

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall, New York

Saturday, November 22th

Bus leaves Florham Park at 10:00 am and returns around 4:30 pm.

Registration information will be available soon.


Rutgers Coach Training

As a partner of the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council, the Recreation Department offers S.A.F.E.T.Y. clinics for volunteer coaches. Clinics are held in Florham Park several times per year, as well as in surrounding towns. For a complete list of future clinics statewide, visit http://youthsports.rutgers.edu.

Summer 2014

Tuesday, August 12th

6:30-9:30 pm

Florham Park Community Center

$40 per person

Email recreation@fpboro.net or call (973) 410-5390 to RSVP in advance.

Fall 2014

Tuesday, December 2nd

6:30-9:30 pm

Florham Park Community Center

$40 per person

Outdoor Movie Night

The 2014 annual outdoor summer movie will take place on Tuesday, August 5th, at 8:30 pm, on the Gazebo Lawn at the Municipal Complex. "Despicable Me 2" will be presented on a jumbo 2-story screen. The movie is free, and is open to all residents, family, and friends. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. The Florham Park Jaycees will sell refreshments.

Recreation Activities for Disabled Residents

The Florham Park Recreation Department is a member of the Morris County Adaptive Recreation Program (McARP), sponsored by the ARC of Morris County. It provides recreational services for persons of all ages with disabilities. McARP gives Florham Park residents opportunities to explore new leisure time skills in conjunction with their age and ability. To learn about available services, call McARP at (973) 455-1288.

Information for residents and guests:

Florham Park Athletic Foundation

The Florham Park Athletic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to improving and adding recreational locations and activities in the borough. Its current goal is to construct the proposed Elm Street Recreation Complex. For more information, please contact president Eric Kahn at florhamparkathletic@gmail.com. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 509, Florham Park, NJ 07932.

Elm Street Recreation Complex

On 19 acres of uplands, Florham Park Borough has created the new Elm Street Park with surfaces and amenities for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, cheerleading, basketball, passive recreation, dog-walking, and playground equipment.  A snack shack is in progress as well.  The first-ever artificial turf field in the Borough enthusiastically opened for organized, permitted use by F.P. Soccer Association, FP/EH Football Club, and FP Cheerleaders in a ceremony attended by 750+ people on September 5, 2014 for the Fall 2014 season.  The new Elm Street Park is designed to supplement, not replace, the existing fields throughout the Borough.  Grass fields are anticipated to open as soon as grass has grown/rooted to a point that can tolerate the demands of sports play.     

Click HERE for the Artificial Turf Usage Policy


Fred Stobaeus & Lou Boyd Awards

Administered by the Recreation Committee, these two annual awards are named for Fred Stobaeus and Lou Boyd, whose volunteer efforts were instrumental in building the borough’s recreation programs. Each spring, the awards are given to Florham Park students who are outstanding in sportsmanship, leadership, athletic ability, and academic achievement, and who are positive role models in the community. Fred Stobaeus was known as “Mr. Recreation” and was chairman of the first Recreation Committee. In 1955, he founded the Little League baseball program in Florham Park. Lou Boyd was also an active promoter of recreation opportunities and was a long-time secretary of the Recreation Committee. In 1966, the Fred Stobaeus Award was established. The Lou Boyd Award followed in 1976. Click here to download a list of previous winners.

Dog & Alcohol Ordinances

According to Ordinance #12-1, leashed dogs may be brought onto Florham Park playing fields and open recreational areas. Owners must curb, control, and clean-up after their dogs. Dogs may not run at large. According to Ordinance #11-74, alcohol may not be consumed or distributed on Florham Park playing fields or open recreational areas. Locations include – but are not limited to – the Municipal Complex, Emmett Park, Dale Anderson Jaycees Tot Lot, Stobaeus Park, and Beechcrest Park. If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Department at (973) 410-5390. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Mayor's Wellness Campaign

The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign develops and implements active-living initiatives and special events. The ultimate goal of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign is to improve health and reduce the skyrocketing health care costs that come with the obesity problem in New Jersey. Florham Park is one of over twenty municipalities in Morris County pledged to support this goal. Click here for more information.

Youth Protective Eyewear

According to state law, any child who wears prescription eyeglasses while participating in a recreation sports program is required to wear shatterproof protective eyewear that meets federal standards. Contact the Recreation Department at (973) 410-5390 for more information.

Morris & Essex County Recreation Resources

Florham Park is situated in Morris County and is bordered by Essex County. Both counties offer a multitude of parks, recreational resources, and environmental programming for residents of all ages. Click here to visit the Morris County Parks website. For the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, click here to download the Summer 2014 programming newsletter.

Other Recreation Department Information:

Employment Opportunities

None at this time.


Click here to view our Recreation Department photo albums.

Click here to email your photos to be included in the albums.


Click here to tour our municipal recreation facilities.

The Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Public Works Department, oversees the Community Center and the Senior Center, as well as parks, fields, and playgrounds throughout Florham Park. The Environmental Commission also maintains several sites. If you have any comments or notice any problems with any of our facilities, please call us at (973) 410-5390.

Special Events

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