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
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE
Friday, Sept. 22 @ the Gazebo 7:30 pm “Nightmare Before Christmas”
Bring your blanket, chair and some snacks to watch Nightmare Before Christmas under the stars. Movie will begin promptly at 7:30 pm
NJ STATE CHAMPS!!!
CONGRATS to the FP/EH 12U All-Star Team!!!
The FP/EH 12U All-Star Team defeated Jackson Twp. 4-3 to capture the NJ Little League State Championship! They play Sat., Aug. 5th in Bristol Connecticut at 4 pm vs. Connecticut. The game will be televised on ESPN+
You can now sign up for Recreation events and programs through the
online System Community Pass.
Outdoor Tennis/Pickleball Courts
The Tennis/Pickleball Courts are currently open. Reservations are not accepted, play is on a first-come first-served basis. Please be respectful of those waiting to use the courts. Play is limited to 1-hour if there are people waiting to play. Private Instruction (other than formal Rec. sponsored programs) is NOT allowed.
Beginning Sept. 1st, Tennis Badges will begin being issued at the cost of $5 and are for Florham Park residents only. On Sept. 15th, the courts will be locked and only those with Badges will be able to gain entry. One guest per person will be allowed. Badges will be issued at the Rec. Office at the Community Center. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Rec. office by phone or email.
Congratulations to the 2023 Fred Stobaeus and Lou Boyd Award Winners
Mayor Taylor and Council President Charlie Malone present the Fred Stobaeus and Lou Boyd Awards to Evan Cushman and Tori Henning at the July 13th Borough Council meeting.
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.
The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors, or is affiliated with the following sports programs:
Rec. Basketball 2023-24
Online Registration opens September 18th. 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. 6th and run through February 24th (No Clinic on Feb 17th). Cost – $70
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. 6th and end on March 9th (No Games on Feb. 17th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $100
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. 6th and end on March 9th (No Games on Feb. 17th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $105
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. 6th and end on March 9th (No Games on Feb. 17th). All practices will take place at the Brooklake Gym. Cost – $115
To register for Rec. Basketball, go to https://register.capturepoint.com/florhampark
Cheerleading Fall 2023
Cheer Registration will open shortly, more details will be posted shortly.
Spring 2023 registration in now currently open, sign up online at the website below:
2023 Lacrosse is now taking registrations online at the website below:
Charter clubs sponsor the following youth sports programs:
Florham Park Baseball Club
2023 Spring registration-sign up online at the website below:
Shawn Kelly, President
Florham Park Youth Soccer Association
2023 Rec. Soccer Registration is now OPEN
Florham Park Football Club
Paul Cosentino, President
The Recreation Department is offering Pilates at the Community Center on Mondays beginning April 4th, 2022. The cost of the program (10 sessions) is $100. You can register online through your Community Pass account.
The Recreation Department offers the following summer programs (details are subject to change):
Day Camp 2023
Registration is now open for the 2022 Florham Park Day Camp on Community Pass! Day Camp runs for seven weeks over the summer beginning June 27th and runs through Aug. 12th.
The cost for all 7 weeks of Day Camp for residents is $835; for each additional child the cost is $772 per child. 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
2022 Trip List will be posted shortly
Information on Kiddie Kamp for 2023 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.
Soccer & Multi Sport Weekly Classes
- Age Range: 2 to 5
- Seasons: Spring, Summer & Fall
- Duration: 6-8 week programs
- Time: Various times, classes are typically 50 minutes in length
- Days: Fridays & Saturdays
- Run by USA Sport Group
- Full details, schedules, & registration
Year Round Activities
The Recreation Department offers other year-round activities for residents of various ages:
See Ms. Krno 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 Ms. Krno
Millburn Golf Course Memberships 2023
The Florham Park Rec. Dept., in cooperation with the Millburn Township Recreation Department is offering a limited number of Millburn Par 3 Golf Memberships to Florham Park residents, age 13 and older.
The 9 hole, Par 3 tree lined course is located at 335 White Oak Ridge Rd. in Short Hills, NJ and registration begins Feb. 16 with the scheduled golf course opening day set for April 1st. Registration this year for new or returning members will be with Community Pass, Millburn’s online registration program at:
To view pictures of the course go to
To download a copy of the application, go to Non-Resident Golf Membership Application 2022
In order to register online, you must have a photo on file or upload a photo to your Community Pass Account. You may bring up to two guests per round and unlimited ($180) and limited ($99) memberships are available as well as a special ($99) unlimited membership for youth ages 13-17. Unlimited members may play any day, any time and limited member play is restricted to Tues.-Fri., between 10 am and 2 pm.
For further information, call the Millburn Recreation Dept. at 973-564-7097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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 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.
Dec. 6th, 2019 Tree Lighting Event/Pics with Santa