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.
Trunk or Treat Event 10/26/18
The Florham Park Jaycees are teaming up with the PBA and the Rec. Dept. to host a “Trunk or Treat” event on Friday, Oct. 26th at Volunteers Park starting at 5:00 pm. Prizes will be given out to the best costumes as well as the best “trunk” decoration. The annual Jaycees Halloween Parade will take place around the driveway and there will be an outdoor movie (Hotel Transylvania 3) at 6:30 pm. If you would like to reserve a spot, go to your CommunityPass account and register today, as spaces are limited. For more information, contact the Rec. Dept. at (973) 410-5390 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors, or is affiliated with the following sports programs:
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
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 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
Congratulations to Magaletta Designs on winning the 2018 Men’s Softball Championship! Preparations are being made for the upcoming 2019 Season.
The Recreation Department is offering Yoga at the Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 5th, 2018. 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 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 Sept. 17th through Nov. 19th (no class on Oct. 8th, and Oct. 22nd). 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.
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