Township of Long Hill

 

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION
Parks & Recreation Director:  Lisa Scanlon x219
Recreation Assistant:  Danielle McLeer x267
915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933
908.647.8000

 

Check here for General Parks & Recreation Notices
 
 
Taking Short Term Measures for our Long Term Good...
Our Department's measures during this pandemic:
 
UPDATE:  Effective 5/22
The batting cage is open at Meyersville Ballfield provided the following rules are followed:
One person per time in cage
Each person must bring all of their own equipment; no sharing
All surfaces touched much be wiped with disinfecting wipes in between uses
UPDATE:  Effective 6/22
Youth sports practices may begin. Youth sports groups will follow these additional rules when using either of the athletic fields at Kantor Park.
UPDATE:  Effective 6/23
Kantor Park Bathrooms are open with additional guidelines.  Click HERE for guidelines.
UPDATE on Playgrounds Effective 8-28-20
The following playgrounds will reopen today with additional guidelines:
Stirling Lake, Meyersville Ballfield, Kantor Park
Additional Guidelines:
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after each use. Bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain 6’ social distancing from members at playground not in your household.
  • Wear cloth face coverings when social distancing of 6’+ cannot be maintained.
  • IF the playground is crowded, consider visiting a different location or come back at a different time of day.
Click HERE to read a letter regarding our winter Basketball Programs
 
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Letters to Santa
This year, the Long Hill Parks & Recreation Department has been authorized by Santa Claus to help gather letters to Santa from Long Hill children and deliver them to the North Pole.  Click HERE for flyer.
Click HERE for Santa Letter template.
Watch for mailbox starting 11/25.
Long Hill's 1st Annual Holiday House Contest
UPDATE:  Our wonderful Long Hill Chamber of Commerce has just joined forces with us!  We have added another category--Best Decorated Business.
Do you ever feel like you are channeling Clark W. Griswold when decorating your house for the holidays?
Then you're exactly who we are looking for!!!
Make sure you enter our Holiday House Decorating Contest.  Winners will be judged in each of the following categories:
*Best Traditional/Classic
*Most Unique
*Best Theme
*Best Decorated Business (NEW!)
Click HERE for flyer and more information on how to enter.
Note:  As soon as registration closes (12/13), we will publish a list of entries for some holiday inspiration!  Ho, Ho, Ho
 
Long Hill's 1st Annual Cookie Decorating Contest
Okay, so we already know everyone can bake bread now...'Tis the season to start making those holiday cookies.  Join us for our 1st Annual Cookie Decorating Contest starting on Nov. 27th.  
Click HERE for flyer and more information on how to enter. 
Click HERE for entry form.
  
 
 
On a personal note, please stay well as we all adjust to our "new normal".  You can still reach us in Recreation during our regular Town Hall hours,even though the building is currently closed to the public.  Rebel certainly does miss all of her visits from all of our kids.  She can't wait to see everyone again.
Make sure to keep checking our photos posted below.  Please keep letting us know how you are doing either by email, phone or on Instagram at longhillparksrec.
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PLEASE NOTE:  The 2020 meeting schedule for Recreation Advisory Committee Meetings has changed.  We will be meeting on the third Tuesday of each month.  The printed Township Calendar is incorrect. (Note:  our meetings will be held remotely until further notice)
2020 Meeting Dates:  1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15  All meetings are currently being held virtually on Webex.  Please email us at least 48 hours ahead of the meeting if you would like to attend virtually.  All meetings are open to the public. 
We're always looking for new members! 
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Do your New Year's Resolutions include exercising more?  Why not start a walking regimen at Kantor Park?  With the completion of the walkway around the grass field; if you do a "figure 8" around the park, you will have walked 1/2 mile.  Why don't you start a challenge for yourself?  Start off with a 1/2 mile, and then try to add laps as we travel through the winter!  Anyone with a success story--please be sure to share it with us!
Click HERE for aerial map
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 "I'm on a Wait List for a program.  What does that mean?"
Some of our programs have a maximum # of participants that can be registered for any number of reasons such as physical space limitations, established ratios between our instructors and participants, equipment/material available, etc.  
If you have added your name to a wait list (always at no charge), you will be contacted only if space becomes available.  If you are still interested in the program; your registration on the wait list will move over to the intended program, and you will be asked to go in and apply payment to secure your spot in the program. If you are no longer interested, we will just remove your name from the wait list and continue on down the list.  
Want to get email reminders about upcoming events in Recreation?  Make sure to sign up for Recreation "e-News" on the front page of the township website--blue envelope icon on right.
 
MEMORIAL DAY MONTAGE TRIBUTE
Click HERE 

SIDEWALK CHALK PHOTO ALBUM

DECORATED EGGS PHOTO ALBUM

 

The Parks & Recreation Department is located in the town hall building at 915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933. The Parks & Recreation Department offers residents a variety of programs and activities for all age groups. The Stirling Lake, Meyersville Field & Tennis Court, Hicks' Tract, and Matthew G. Kantor Memorial Park are all managed by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Park Rules and Facilities Use Request forms (permit applications) are on the “Parks and Facilities” Tab.

Long Hill Recreation uses Community Pass for online registration of programs.  Program registration through Community Pass is encouraged for all Recreation Programs except when noted otherwise.

DRAFT Recreation Element of Master Plan
presented to Planning Board Feb. 2014

Students--Need volunteer hours???

We are always looking for Middle School / HS students to help out with recreation events.  This is a great way to earn Community Service Hours.  Contact the Recreation Dept. to join our team.  908-647-8000 x219 or recreation@longhillnj.gov

The Next 90 Days
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If you are unable to find the information you need online,
please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 
908-647-8000 ext. 219 or e-mail us at recreation@longhillnj.gov