Recreation Programs

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John Timmons, Director of Parks and Recreation

Tammy Verderber, Program Assistant

Community Center
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.

CLICK ABOVE FOR THE COMMUNITY PASS LINK

 

SOCIALLY DISTANT

TRUNK OR TREAT  OCTOBER 24TH  1-4 PM  @EMMETT PARK PARKING LOT

Join the Florham Park Jaycees and the Florham Park Rec. Dept. in celebrating a Socially Distant Trunk or Treat event!  Keeping everyone safe is our goal bit so is having a fun Halloween.  This year we will feature prizes for the Best Trunk, a free family photo, treats and fun!

Please visit www.fpjaycees.net for a full breakdown of the event and how you can get your free tickets.  Sign up to reserve a spot for your decorated trunk.  We hope to see you there in your Halloween best!

You can find out more information by calling the Rec. Dept. at 973-410-5390


Youth Programs

The Recreation Department sponsors, co-sponsors, or is affiliated with the following sports programs:


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Summer Outdoor Basketball

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently evaluating whether or not to proceed with our Summer Outdoor Basketball Program for 2020. Information will be posted when a final decision has been made.

Boys and girls can register for the 2020 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 2019-20

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. 4th and run through February 29th (No Clinic on Feb 15th).  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 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 – $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 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 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 – $100

To access all Rec. Basketball Game Schedules, go to www.leaguelineup.com/florhampark

 

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Cheerleading Fall 2020

Cheer registration will open on August 21 and will remain open until August 28th..    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)

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not be offering the K-1st gr. Cheer Clinic.

Travel (incoming 2nd-8th)

We have had to make a few changes to the Cheer Program this year.  Practices will not begin until September and we will only be cheering at home games.  Girls and parents will have to wear masks during drop off and pick up.  Upon arrival, temperature checks will be taken and you will have to verify that they a symptom free of the virus.  Girls will be broken down into smaller “pods” and at that point they will be able to remove their masks.  Cheerleaders will only be performing sideline cheers, dances and halftime dance routines, all without stunting.

The cost of registration this year will be $125 which will include a practice shirt, shorts, long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, 2 bows,  & individual squad “end of the season” pizza party.  Poms are available for purchase, however if you have poms from last year, they can be re-used.  There will be absolutely no refunds once clothing is ordered.  If for some reason the season gets cut short after we begin, there will be no refunds.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the Rec. Dept. or you can email the program directors at:  FP.EH.Cheer@gmail.com

 

 

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Softball

Spring 2020 registration in now currently open, sign up online at the website below:

Visit Website

 

 

 

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Wrestling

Visit Website

 

 

 

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Ice hockey

Ice Hockey Registration Flyer

 

 

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Rugby

Visit Website

 

 

 

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Boys Lacrosse

2020 Lacrosse is now taking registrations online at the website below:

Visit Website


Charter clubs sponsor the following youth sports programs:


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Florham Park Baseball Club

2020 Spring registration-sign up online at the website below:

Shawn Kelly, President

Visit Website

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Florham Park Youth Soccer Association

fpsoccerboard@gmail.com
Chris Garring, President

Visit Website

 

 

 

Florham Park Football Club

mail@fpehfootball.com
Paul Cosentino, President

Visit Website


Adult Programs

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Mens Softball

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.

Yoga

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.

Summer Programs

The Recreation Department offers the following summer programs (details are subject to change):

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Day Camp

We are sad to announce that the 2020 Summer Day Camp season will not proceed this year. We miss our Campers and hope to see everyone next Summer!!!

 

 

 

 

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Summer Tennis Clinics

Florham Park Recreation will offer a Summer Tennis Clinic for Children entering 1st-6th grades (fall 2020).  Information will be available on Community Pass shortly.

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Kiddie Kamp

Information on Kiddie Kamp for 2020 will be posted shortly.

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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 vlaracca@aol.com or

Visit Website

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US SPORTS INSTITUTE

Programs are currently being offered by the US Sports Institute.

US Sports Florham Park Page

 

 


Year Round Activities

The Recreation Department offers other year-round activities for residents of various ages:

 

 

Ski Club

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.

 

 

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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.

More Info  Non-resident Golf Membership Application 2019

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 2019

Louis Ruina Golf Camp 2020

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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 florhamparkathletic@gmail.com. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 509, Florham Park, NJ 07932.


Volunteers Park

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:

Employment Opportunities

None at this time.


Photos

Click here to view our Recreation Department photo albums.

Click here to email your photos to be included in the albums.


Facilities

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.


Special Events

Click here to visit our Special Events page.

Dec. 6th, 2019 Tree Lighting Event/Pics with Santa