John Timmons, Director of Parks and Recreation
Tammy Verderber, 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
You can now sign up for Recreation events and programs through the
online System Community Pass.
New** Pickleball Classes
Dates: April 24-June 12
Time: Foundations Class every Wed. 9:30-10:30 am This class introduces beginners to the fundamentals of Pickleball. Each session will include 30 minutes of instruction, and 30 minutes of play. Groundstrokes, serves and volleys along with scoring, rules and game tactics will be taught by our experienced staff. All sessions are delivered in a low pressure, fun environment.
Development Class every Wed. 10:30-11:30 am This class is ideal for intermediate players. Each session will include a 15 minute warm up, and 45 minutes of match play. Our experienced staff will be on hand to give coaching throughout. All sesions are delivered in a low pressure, fun environment.
Place: Florham Park Tennis Courts (across from Senior Center)
The classes will be run through the US Sports Institute and registration can be done online at: https://usasportgroup.com/sports/?zip=07932&age=19&oid=81&term=pickle
For more information, call the Recreation Dept. at 973-410-5390
The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors, or is affiliated with the following sports programs:
Summer Outdoor Basketball
Boys and girls can register for the 2019 Outdoor Basketball Program through their CommunityPass account. The program takes place on Tues./Thur. at the Emmett Park Basketball Courts that are located by the Tennis Courts. 4/5th Gr. Boys and Girls meet from 6-7 pm and 6, 7 & 8th graders meet from 7-8 pm. Cost – $35
Rec. Basketball 2018-19
Online Registration opens September 10th. Registration will be closed November 15th, no exceptions. The program is open to residents from Grades K-8.
Boys/Girls Kdg., 1st & 2nd Gr. Clinic will take place on Saturday mornings at the Brooklake Gym. Clinic begin Jan. 5th and run through March 2nd (No Clinic on Feb 16th). Cost – $55
Boys/Girls 3/4th Gr. teams will practice 1-2 times per week and games are usually played on weekends against other teams from Florham Park, Hanover Twp., and Morris Plains. Practices will begin in November and games will begin on Jan. 5th and end on March 9th (No Games on Feb. 16th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $85
Boys/Girls 5/6th Gr. teams practice 2 times per week and games are usually played on the weekends against other teams from Florham Park, Hanover Twp., and Morris Plains. Practices will begin in November and games will begin on Jan. 5th and end on March 9th (No Games on Feb. 16th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $90
Boys/Girls 7/8th Gr. teams practice 2 times per week and games are usually played on the weekends against other teams from Florham Park, Hanover Twp., and Morris Plains. Practices will begin in November and games will begin on Jan. 5th and end on March 9th (No Games on Feb. 16th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $100
To access all Rec. Basketball Game Schedules, go to www.leaguelineup.com/florhampark
Cheerleading Fall 2018
Cheer registration will open on Tuesday, May 1st. There is a $25 Early Bird discount for Travel Cheer if you register by May 15th. Please see the applicable dates and prices below. Please log on to CommunityPass to register and pay. If you have any questions, please call the Community Center at 973-410-5390
Clinic (incoming K-1)
May 1-31: $99
June 1->$99 + $25 late fee
Travel (incoming 2nd-8th)
May 1-15: $225
May 16-31: $250
June 1-> $250 + $50 late fee
Spring 2019 registration in now currently open, sign up online at the website below:
2019 Lacrosse is now taking registrations online at the website below:
Charter clubs sponsor the following youth sports programs:
Florham Park Baseball Club
2019 Spring registration-sign up online at the website below:
Brian Perillo, President
Florham Park Youth Soccer Association
Bruce Peterson, President
Florham Park Football Club
Paul Consentino, President
Registration for the 2019 season is currently underway. If you are over 30 and a Florham Park resident and are looking for a team, please reach out to the Rec. Dept. and we will make sure you are placed on a team. Games are played on Sunday mornings, for more information contact the Rec. Dept. at 973-410-5390.
The Recreation Department is offering Yoga at the Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 2nd, 2019. The cost of the program (20 sessions) is $80. You can register online through your Community Pass account.
The Recreation Department offers the following summer programs (details are subject to change):
Day Camp and Teen Summer Experience
Registration for the 2019 Day Camp and TSE will open on February 22nd.
New to TSE this year: You can sign up for the week beginning Feb. 22nd ($400-residents and $450 non-residents) or by the day beginning March 15th ($90-residents and $110 non-residents). Those that sign up for the week will get first choice of trips. There are only 27 spots per trip so sign up early!
Summer Tennis Clinics
Florham Park Recreation will offer a Summer Tennis Clinic for Children entering 1st-6th grades (fall 2019). Information is available on Community Pass.
Information on Kiddie Kamp for 2019 will be posted shortly.
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. For more information, contact coach Vinny Laracca at email@example.com or
US SPORTS INSTITUTE
Programs are currently being offered by the US Sports Institute.
Year Round Activities
The Recreation Department offers other year-round activities for residents of various ages:
Wiggle & Grow (For 18 months – 3 years old)
Come join “Miss Cindy” on Mondays, from Jan. 28th through Mar. 25th (no class on Feb. 18th). Class meets at the Florham Park Community Center from 9:30-10:15 am. $60 for this 8-week session.
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and his/her new friends and you’ll love helping him/her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. Each unit uses fun songs, rhymes, stories, vocal play, instrument play, and focused listening activities to explore a different theme
See Mr. Russo at RMS for web access to sign up for Ski Club. Transportation costs can be paid through your Community Pass account. Please do not pay for transportation until you have signed up for a ski package with Mr. Russo.
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.
Milburn Municipal Golf Course is offering one-week Golf Camp sessions – The Louis Ruina’s Golf Camp Open to boys and girls 8-14 years old. For more information, please open the attachment below
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.
On 19 acres of uplands, Florham Park Borough has created the new Volunteers Park with surfaces and amenities for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, cheerleading, basketball, passive recreation, dog-walking, and playground equipment. A Concession building has been completed 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 Volunteer Park is designed to supplement, not replace, the existing fields throughout the Borough.
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 List of award winners for the 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.
Other Recreation Department Information:
None at this time.
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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.
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Dec. 1st, 2017 Tree Lighting Event/Pics with Santa