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.
The Florham Park Recreation Department will be hosting a Bus Trip to see “School of Rock” on March 10th, 2018. The cost of the trip is $110 and includes transportation and orchestra seats. The bus leaves the Community Center parking lot at 10 am and returns at approximately 5:45 pm. If you are interested, you can register/pay through your Community Pass account or contact the Recreation Dept. for more information 973-410-5390.
The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors, or is affiliated with the following sports programs:
Registration opens October 3rd; after November 18th a late fee will be charged. Registration will be closed December 2nd, no exceptions. The program is open to residents from Grades K-8.
Sign up for the Rec. Basketball “Gotham Classic” Bus Trip on Dec. 16th. Players will get a “Fan Tunnel On-Court Experience” during pre-game warmups. Cost of the trip $30 Players in K-6 must be accompanied by an adult; players in 7-8th may go by themselves.
Spring 2018 registration in now currently open, sign up online at the website below:
2018 Lacrosse is now taking registrations online at the website below:
Charter clubs sponsor the following youth sports programs:
Florham Park Baseball Club
2018 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 2018 Men’s Softball League is now open. Please use your Community Pass account to register.
The Recreation Department is offering Yoga at the Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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 2018 Day Camp and TSE will open on March 16th.
Summer Tennis Clinics
Florham Park Recreation will offer a Summer Tennis Clinic for Children entering 1st-6th grades (fall 2017). Information will be available shortly for 2018.
Information on Kiddie Kamp for 2018 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 Nov. 20th through Jan. 29th (no class on Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st, and Jan. 15th). Class meets at the Florham Park Community Center from 10:00-10:45 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.
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.
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.
Dec. 1st, 2017 Tree Lighting Event/Pics with Santa