Township of Long Hill


Parks & Recreation Director:  Lisa Scanlon x219
Recreation Assistant:  Danielle McLeer x267
915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933

Summertime at Stirling Lake Autumn at Stirling Lake Winter at Stirling Lake
Check here for Stirling Lake Recreation Notices
At the end of the 2019 summer season, a group of lake members presented the department with the following poem they wrote about  their experiences at Stirling Lake, and we'd like to share it with you.
"It's Not Just a Lake"  
It's not just a lake
Establishing friendships
Friendly and caring lifeguards
Clear and refreshing water
It's not just a lake
A fun place to hang out
Laughter and good times
Children of all ages playing together
It's not just a lake
Building sandcastles and water tunnels
Jumping off the wibit
Using rafts, tubes, and floating animals
It's not just a lake
The sounds of the ice cream man
Reading, talking, sunning, and relaxing on the beach
Swimming and floating in the water
So much much more
It's not just a lake
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Stirling Lake 2019 Season
Hours of Operation

Saturday, May 25 11am – 5pm
Sunday, May 26 11am – 5pm
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) 11am – 5pm; OPEN HOUSE 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, June 1 11am – 5pm
Sunday, June 2 11am – 5pm
Saturday, June 8 11am -- 5pm
Sunday, June 9 11am -- 5pm
Saturday, June 15 11am – 5pm
Sunday, June 16 11am – 5pm
Saturday, June 22 11am – 5pm
Sunday, June 23 11am – 5pm
Monday, June 24 – Sunday, Sept. 1(*except 6/29) 11am -- 7pm daily
*Saturday, June 29 11am -- 6pm Parrot Beach Concert - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
August 3 (raindate Aug. 4) Family Fun Day
(Note:  Guest Pass Fees are increased.)
Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) 11am – 5pm

For a listing of the fees for 2019, please click HERE.

Online Registration for the 2019 Season now open in Community Pass.
To download the registration form, click HERE.

Special Wibit Announcement Labor Day Weekend: As most of you remember from last year, we have to take the Wibit out of the Lake, thoroughly clean and dry it,  and take it apart to store it properly over the winter so we'll have it again next season.  This is a several day process, and this will be done over the Labor Day weekend.  During this time, the Wibit will be unavailable for use.  I need to have our Lake staff handle this process, so it cannot be done after Labor Day.  I know we all enjoy the Wibit, and it continues to be the source of a lot of great fun.  I thank you for your understanding of this process ahead of time. Thank you for spending your summer with us.  I hope you have enjoyed it, and continue to enjoy every last bit of it.

Lifeguards—please click here to check schedules: 

Summertime at Stirling Lake Autumn at Stirling Lake Winter at Stirling Lake

Swimming at Stirling Lake

Long Hill Township invites you to spend quality time with your family during the summer at Stirling Lake. Membership to the Lake offers the opportunity to enjoy refreshing water activities, arts and crafts, Family Fun Day, the use of a picnic area with playground equipment, bathroom facilities and swimming lessons for children 3 years and older.  The Lake opens for swimming Memorial Day Weekend, and then is open weekends only until the end of June.  After the schools are out, the lake will open for swimming 7 days per week until we close on Labor Day for the season.  Badges are required at all times and may be purchased online through Community Pass or at Town Hall.  Once online registration is completed, starting April 17th, badges will be available for pick up (two business days later) at Town Hall in the Administration Office during regular Town Hall hours.  Membership is open to residents Long Hill and non-residents for an additional fee. Members may bring guests for an additional Guest Pass fee. Long Hill Residents can purchase daily passes at $10 each per person for the day at the gate without being accompanied by a member.  A current photo ID must be presented showing Long Hill address. All supervision/age requirements will still be enforced.

The Wibit challenge

On Your Mark…Get Set…Go……The Wibit is HERE!

The latest craze throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada will be coming to Stirling Lake. The Wibit, a challenging, inflatable obstacle course will bring fun, excitement, and friendly competition to your day at the lake.  It is fun for kids, teens, adults, families, and anyone who wants to just have a blast. It is even a definite laugh for those who are there to watch. It has become so popular; there are now international Wibit competitions held throughout Europe. It is as close to your own “Wipeout” as you will get.

Please Click HERE for a message from the Recreation Director concerning summer storms and our policies.

Interested in Lifeguarding at Stirling Lake this summer???

Stirling Lake Lifeguards:  Must be at least 15 years old and must have the following certifications:  American Red Cross (or equivalent) Lifeguarding Certification; American Red Cross (or equivalent) Community First Aid & Safety, and American Red Cross (or equivalent) CPR/AED (Professional Rescuer).   American Red Cross (or equivalent) “Waterfront Training”, American Red Cross (or equivalent) “Bloodborne Pathogens” Training a plus.

Please complete application and turn into Parks and Recreation Dept by 4/1.  For copy of the Employment Application, please click HERE , and attach copies of lifeguard / first aid certificates.  (If you are going for your training and have not yet received your certificates, please indicate when and where you are going for training and when you will have completed the training.)  Returning Lifeguards with good performance will be given preference in the hiring process.

Family Fun Day Photo Album - 2014

Parrot Beach Concert Photo Album - 2014

Nick Pablo Thang Performs at Stirling Lake July 2014 photo album


Stirling Lake Rules