Florham Park Recreation Department

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Adam Lieb, Director

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.

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

Youth

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.com

Adult

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
www.fpbaseball.org
actiondrjcs@gmail.com
Patrick O'Donnell, President

Florham Park Youth Soccer Association
P.O. Box 234
Florham Park, NJ 07932
www.florhamparksoccer.org
fpsoccerboard@gmail.com
Nick Genoese, President

Florham Park Football Club
P.O. Box 524
Florham Park, NJ 07932
www.fpehfootball.com
mail@florhamparkfalcons.com
                                      Robert Ardolino, President

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

Day Camp

FUN PLEX TRIP 7/8/14 IS FILLED

BOWLING TRIP 7/9/14 IS FILLED

SCREAMIN' PARTIES 7/10/14 IS FILLED

POWERHOUSE 7/15/14 IS FILLED

June 30-August 8, 2014

Open to children entering 1st-6th grades

Registration for residents begins Saturday, March 1st @ 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Registration for non-residents begins weekdays, Monday, March 10th @ 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Registration ends Friday, April 4th @ 4:30 pm

Click here to download a registration packet.


Teen Summer Experience (TSE)

ALL WEEKS ARE FILLED - CALL TO BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST

July 7-August 8, 2014

Open to children entering 7th-10th grades

Registration for residents begins Saturday, March 1st @ 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Registration for non-residents begins weekdays, Monday, March 3rd @ 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Registration ends Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

Click here to download a registration packet.


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

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

Registration begins in June


U.S. Sports Institute

This summer, U.S. Sports Institute (USSI) is offering the following clinics in Emmett Park. Field locations will be announced. Fees and online registration is available at www.USSportsInstitute.com. Call USSI at (732) 563-2520 with questions.

First Play Golf teaches children all the basic golf techniques such as the swing, grip, and ball striking using unique and fun training methods. The clinic is held on weekdays from August 11th-15th. Children ages 5-7 meet @ 9:00-10:30 am. Children ages 7-10 meet @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm.

Total Sports Squirts is ideal for the 3-5 year old child who wants to try a little of everything. Activities include soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, t-ball, and movement/coordination exercises. All sports are developed through a series of games and activities designed to ensure learning and fun! The clinic is held on weekdays from August 18th-22nd @ 5:30-6:30 pm.

Parent & Me clinics allow children age 2-3 to experience a new sport in each session with a helping hand from mom, dad, or caregiver. Children will try lacrosse, soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, and parachute games, in a safe and structured environment. The clinic is held on weekdays from August 18th-22nd @ 4:30-5:20 pm.

Total Play Multi Sports teaches children a new sport each week. The camp allows children to develop coordination, accuracy, body control, and timing. Sports may include: bocce, baseball, basketball, badminton, cricket, disc golf, field games, flag football, hockey, handball, kickball, lacrosse, pilo polo, soccer, softball, tennis, touch rugby, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and world cup games. The camp is offered on weekdays, from August 18th-22nd. Children ages 5-12 can choose from two time slots: 9:00 am-12:30 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm. Children ages 6-12 can register for the 9:00 am-4:00 pm full-day camp.


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.


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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


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.

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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. Each summer, the popular musical production 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 2014, and shows will be performed in late-July/early-August 2014. For more information, call (973) 377-9078 during the month of May 2014, 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

This spring, U.S. Sports Institute (USSI) is offering the following 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.

Multi-Sports Spring Break Camp is new for 2014. Children ages 5-12 will have the chance to play up to four different sports from around the world each day. Camp is offered Monday-Thursday, April 14th-17th @ 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Click here for more information. Click here to download a flyer.

Total Sports Squirts is ideal for the 3-5 year old child who wants to try a little of everything. Activities include soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, t-ball, and movement/coordination exercises. All sports are developed through a series of games and activities designed to ensure learning and fun! The three time slots are Mondays @ 1:00-2:00 pm, Saturdays @ 10:30-11:30 am, and Saturdays @ 1:00-2:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Parent & Me clinics allow children age 2-3 to experience a new sport in each session with a helping hand from mom, dad, or caregiver. Children will try lacrosse, soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey, and parachute games, in a safe and structured environment. The two time slots are Saturdays @ 9:30-10:20 am and Saturdays @ 12:00-12:50 pm. Click here for more information.

T-Ball Squirts is open to 3-5 year olds, and introduces young children to baseball and softball by focusing on the fundamental skills of the game including hitting, throwing, catching, and running the bases. The two time slots are Tuesdays @ 4:00-5:00 pm and Tuesdays @ 5:15-6:15 pm. Click here for more information.

Total Play Multi Sports teaches 5-7 year old children a new sport each week. The clinics allow children to develop coordination, accuracy, body control, and timing. Sports may include: bocce, baseball, basketball, badminton, cricket, disc golf, field games, flag football, hockey, handball, kickball, lacrosse, pilo polo, soccer, softball, tennis, touch rugby, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and world cup games. The time slot is Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Ski Club

The Recreation Department sponsored a Ski Club in winter 2014, with six weekly trips open to middle school students. More 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 FPTeenNight@yahoo.com or call the Recreation Department at (973) 410-5390.

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 18 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. Returns approx. 7:00 pm.

Registration information will be available soon.

Fall 2014

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall, New York

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.

Spring 2014

Tuesday, May 20th

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.

Summer 2014

Tuesday, August 12th

6:30-9:30 pm

Florham Park Community Center

$40 per person

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. A popular family film 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

Construction has begun on the Elm Street Recreation Complex, which will be situated on property between Elm Street and Route 24 West. The multi-use park will include walking and biking trails; dog park; lacrosse, football, and soccer fields; baseball and softball diamonds; a playground; concession and storage facilities; and other active and passive recreational components. Information on the history of this project is available in the Recreation Master Plan, a copy of which is located at the Public Library reference desk.

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 Spring 2014 programming newsletter.

Other Recreation Department Information:

Employment Opportunities

None at this time.


Photos

Click here to view our Recreation Department photo albums.

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


Facilities

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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