Florham Park Recreation Department
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Day Camp and Teen Summer Experience Registration & Miscellaneous Forms
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
John Timmons, Director of Parks and Recreation
Gina Rowland, Program Assistant
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
The Recreation Department offers the following summer programs
(details are subject to change):
June 29-August 7, 2015
Open to children entering 1st-6th grades
Teen Summer Experience (TSE)
July 6-August 7, 2015
Open to children entering 7th-10th grades
Summer Tennis Clinics
June 29-August 7, 2015
Open to children entering 1st-6th grades in fall 2015
Six weeks of morning lessons three times per week. Register per week.
Click HERE to download a registration form
August 10-14, 2015 from 9:30-11:30 am
Open to children entering Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten
Click here to download a registration form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.hanoverintraining.com.
The Recreation Department offers other year-round activities
for residents of various ages:
Information about the winter 2015 program will be available this fall.
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 email@example.com or call the Recreation Department at (973) 410-5390.
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
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 and Alladin." 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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:
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.
Click here to visit our Special Events page.