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.
Outdoor Movie Night
The Rec. Dept. will be showing “Minions” on August 3rd following the National Night Out event. Bring your blanket, chairs and popcorn to watch the movie on our inflatable 25 ft. screen. If you have any questions, please call the Rec. Office at 973-410-5390.
The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors, or is affiliated with the following sports programs:
Rec. Basketball 2021-22
Online Registration opens September 13th. 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. 8th and run through February 26th (No Clinic on Feb 15th). Cost – $60
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 December and games will begin on Jan. 4th and end on March 8th (No Games on Feb. 15th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $90
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 December and games will begin on Jan. 4th and end on March 8th (No Games on Feb. 15th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $95
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 December and games will begin on Jan. 4th and end on March 8th (No Games on Feb. 15th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $105
To register for Rec. Basketball, go to https://capturepoint.com/florhampark
Rec. Basketball is about to begin. This is the process for selecting teams: We will be hosting “Open Gym” times (see schedule below) according to grade levels. All coaches will be there to asses the skill level of the participants. Each grade level will have two separate days for one hour each. After that, the Head Coaches will meet at the Rec. Office to divide up teams. Our goal is to have equal level teams so that one or two teams don’t dominate. This is not a draft but rather dividing up teams so that games can be competitive and fun. During games, all players are given equal playing time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Rec. Basketball Director, Victor Santillan at firstname.lastname@example.org All home games and practices will be at the Brooklake Gym. You will be notified of any changes to the schedule. There may be some dates that we cannot use the gym but we will do our best to have all teams with equal practice time.
Monday, Nov. 22nd – 6th Gr. Boys Travel Tryouts 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 24th
5:00-6:00 3/4th gr. Boys
6:00-7:00 3/4th gr. Girls
7:00-8:00 5/6th gr. Girls
8:00-9:00 5/6th gr. Boys
Monday, Nov. 29th
5:00-6:00 5/6th gr. Boys
6:00-7:00 5/6th gr. Girls
7:00-8:00 7/8th gr. Girls
8:00-9:00 7/8th gr. Boys
Tuesday, Nov. 30th
5:00-6:00 3/4th gr. Boys
6:00-7:00 3/4th gr. Girls
7:00-8:00 7/8th gr. Girls
8:00-9:00 7/8th gr. Boys
Wednesday, Dec. 1st – Teams will be chosen @ Community Rec. Ctr. (Head Coaches only)
5:00-6:00 3/4th gr. Boys and Girls
6:00-7:00 5/6th gr. Boys and Girls
7:00-8:00 7/8th gr. Boys and Girls
The Kdg.-2nd Gr. Clinics will begin on Saturday, January 8th. The Coaches will reach out to you as we get closer to the date.
Cheerleading Fall 2021
We will be opening Cheer registration one last time. Late Registration will open back up on Monday, August 23rd at 9 AM and will remain open until Wednesday, August 25th at noon. After that, registrations will no longer be accepted, no exceptions.
Please understand that when we order in bulk, we get a discounted price. Because we will be ordering only a handful of uniforms, the cost will be higher which is reflected in the higher registration fee. We are being told that the uniform order will not be delivered in time for the beginning of the season, therefore they may wear their practice apparel for those games. In an effort to get additional uniforms as quickly as possible, the uniforms will not be exactly the same as the original order however they will be close. Please ensure your child understands that while the rest of the team will be in uniform, your daughter will be in practice shirt and shorts for the Pep Rally and at least the first part of September. We cannot guarantee when the uniforms will be ready.
Please make sure to measure your child and select the appropriate size in registrations. However, due to the lateness in the ordering season, stock is limited. We will do our best to order the size that you choose, however if that size is sold out, we will move up the size to the next available in stock. Any sizing discrepancies and alterations are your responsibility.
The fee for Late Registration will be $299 and payment must be made during registration on Community Pass. If you do not submit payment, your registration will be forfeited. After Wednesday at noon, no more registrations will be accepted, no exceptions.
While we understand the above conditions are not ideal, this is the best we can do with limited time, stock, and availability. The effort to include the late registrants has been tremendous, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call or email me at the Rec. Office.
Spring 2020 registration in now currently open, sign up online at the website below:
2020 Lacrosse is now taking registrations online at the website below:
Charter clubs sponsor the following youth sports programs:
Florham Park Baseball Club
2021 Spring registration-sign up online at the website below:
Shawn Kelly, President
Florham Park Youth Soccer Association
2021 Rec. Soccer Registration is now OPEN
Chris Garring, President
Florham Park Football Club
Paul Cosentino, President
Registration for Spring 2021 is currently online. Sign in to your Community Pass account and sign up, games begin in April. If you have any questions, please call the Rec. Office at 973-410-5390.
Congrats to Team Professional Physical Therapy (PPT) for winning the 2019 Florham Park Men’s Softball Assoc. Championship! Congrats also go out to the runner-ups, Team Zio Gino’s, for a great game in the 3-game Championship Series. Thank you to all the teams for another great year of fun and comradery.
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):
Registration is now open for the 2021 Florham Park Day Camp on Community Pass! Day Camp runs for seven weeks over the summer beginning June 28th and runs through Aug. 13th. We are in the process of planning a 2-week “Extended Camp” from Aug. 30th-September 10th.
The cost for all 7 weeks of Day Camp for residents is $795; for each additional child the cost is $735 per child. We are awaiting guidance from the CDC as well as our local Health Dept. as to what restrictions/guidelines we must follow to safely operate. If you would like more information, please call Tammy at the Rec. Office at 973-410-5390. Below is a list of the planned trips we will be offering over the Summer.
Summer Tennis Clinics
Florham Park Recreation will offer a Summer Tennis Clinic for Children entering 1st-6th grades (fall 2021). Information will be available on Community Pass shortly.
Information on Kiddie Kamp for 2021 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:
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 Golf Camp 2021
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 (1) 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:
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. 6th, 2019 Tree Lighting Event/Pics with Santa