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
 
Tuesday, 8/4, Basketball Clinics Canceled and moved to raindate, Wed., 8/5
 
Taking Short Term Measures for our Long Term Good...
Our Department's measures during this pandemic:
 
Effective 3/18, all Township Playgrounds, Athletic Fields and Courts were closed and will remain so until further notice.  At this time, as long as we all follow social distancing recommendations, the parks will remain open for passive recreation activities like walking and jogging.  This is not just a decision that was made by Long Hill Township.  We followed directives from our County and State. 
UPDATE: Effective 5/5
Long Hill Municipal Tennis Courts will reopen for our residents utilizing existing rules plus click HERE for additional guidelines.
Playgrounds, athletic fields, and basketball courts remain closed.
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
NJ announced on 6/23 that playgrounds can reopen on July 2nd.  We will only reopen if we can do it safely and meet the new guidelines which are extensive.
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STIRLING LAKE MEMBERSHIPS ARE SOLD OUT!
WE HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER JOINING US IN SUMMER 2021.
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Dog Days of Summer Concert Series Is BACK!
Hope you were able to join us to see Dr. K's Motown Revue on July 11th sponsored by  Millington Resident, Dennis Sandow!
Mark your calendars for our upcoming concerts:
Tuesday, Aug. 4th, Moved to Raindate:  Fri., Aug.14th, 6:30pm "4 Flight Rock" (Classic 70's & 80's Rock)  Your tickets from Aug 4th will automatically be moved over to the new date.
 
Thursday, Aug. 6th, 7pm, "Epic Soul" (classic & current R&B)
Power is back on in the Park--"The Show Must Go On!!"
Register for your FREE tickets Long Hill Residents on Community Pass until 4pm.
 
Saturday, Sept. 12th, 6pm, "Due South" (Country)
All at Kantor Park
 
FREE Tickets for Long Hill Residents.  (Register on Community Pass, "Summer 2020" for your free tickets before each concert and print your receipt as your ticket.)
We are limited to 500 people at the concert in total.  
Walkways around the grass field will be closed during the concert.
Concert goers will have to wear cloth face coverings to enter concert and can only be removed once seated and 6'+ away from others not in your family.
Cloth face coverings and footwear are required in the restrooms.
(Only children under the age of 2 or patrons that have a medical condition that would prevent them from wearing a face covering are exempt but must maintain 6'+ social distancing at all times.)
Bring your own chairs and/or blankets.
We can do this safely Long Hill.  Please help us make this work so that the rest of our concert series can go forth as planned.  
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 NEW!  Co-Ed Basketball Skills and Drills Weekly Individual Summer Clinics
Thursday, 8/6, GRADES 7/8 Program only is canceled due to low enrollment; GRADES  5/6 will run as scheduled at 4:30pm.
Tuesdays beginning July 28th for Grades 1-4
Thursdays beginning July 30th for Grades 5-8
Registration is by week
Community Pass, Select Summer 2020
(Click on "Community Pass" icon upper left corner of page)
$15 per session
Kantor Park Outdoor Court
Click HERE for flyer
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Field Hockey Clinic
Grades 3-8 (Fall 2020)
Wednesday Mornings (+ one Monday morning) at Kantor Park
Starting July 15th
(Registration on Community Pass ends 7/13)
Click HERE for flyer
Register on Community Pass, Select Summer 2020
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Raku Workshop with local artisan, Trish Gianakis
Classes start July 23rd
Classes are online through Google Meets.
Supplies will be picked up and dropped off at Town Hall Rec Dept.
Click HERE for more details.
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Update:  7/25/20--Stirling Lake Memberships for 2020 Summer Season are sold out.    We  hope you will join us at the Lake in 2021.  Remember Early Bird Pricing opens March 15th. Stirling Lake page (click HERE to be redirected). 
 
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Co-Ed Beach Volleyball for Middle School Grades 5-8
Tues/Thurs evenings in Sept.
Click HERE for flyer
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"GooseChase" Scavenger Hunts for Long Hill Families
Free and Fun for All Ages!
Starts on Aug. 10th
Register on Community Pass, Select "Summer 2020", "GooseChase Scavenger Hunt"
Click HERE for flyer
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MEMORIAL DAY MONTAGE TRIBUTE
Click HERE 
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VIRTUAL RECREATION 
Daily Posts by Danielle Yoga with Lisa Atkins Rebel Walks Phys. Ed. with Coach Lisbona
From March through June, check out these  posts from Danielle for fun activities you can do at home, locally, and virtually. 

Our yoga instructor, Lisa Atkins, is busy adding programs to promote relaxation and well-being through yoga.

Check out her yoga posts and newsletters linked below.

Rebel has been taking us on many walks--primarily through Millington--her "backyard", but she would love to hear from you about routes you have mapped out in your own neighborhoods.  (Note-all # of steps and mileage are approximate.)

Coach Lisbona has been busy putting YouTube videos together with workouts, fun games, and nutritious foods/snacks. Enjoy!

Something for all ages and ability levels!

Posts by Danielle Yoga Newsletters Rebel Walks Coach Lisbona Videos
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Leah H., Gillette

Click HERE for Virtual Arts from Mayo Performing Arts Center

Click HERE for Morris Arts

Arts in Education

"Vanishing Worlds" Virtual Gallery

Artists and Arts Organizations Online Resources

Scavenger Hunt  

Click HERE for Family Scavenger Hunt in Hicks' Tract.

 

 

 

 

Soccer?   

WHSA Facebook pages have great links to training videos.

Click HERE to connect to WHSA.

Click HERE to connect to NJ Elite.

 
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS FOR OUR ALBUMS
Sidewalk Chalk
"Eggcellent" Decorated Eggs
 
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.

 

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