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:
 
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.
 
Our Rutgers SAFETY Class for volunteer coaches had to be postponed.  We will be offering this class as an online class very soon.  Keep checking back, and we will post the date here.
 
We have not opened registration for our Summer Camps as of yet.  Because of the pandemic, we will not be able to run a traditional Summer Rec Camp as we have in the past in the schools this summer.  We are currently awaiting more news and guidelines to be released by the state so that we may try to offer an alternative camp option outside at Kantor Park.   From 5/19 - 5/26, we circulated a survey to camp parents.  In a nutshell, 89 people responded, and the results were positive that most parents would still be interested in pursuing an alternative outdoor summer camp that is modified to meet new camp guidelines, given the current situation with the pandemic--78% would be interested.  Campers in Grades K-5 seemed to show the most interest, with some pre-K interest, and very little interest from grades 6-8.  We are anticipating a possible offering after July 4th.  Please keep checking back here for updates, and watch our email blasts.
 
At the Township Committee meeting on 5/12, it was decided we will not be able to open Stirling Lake as usual on Memorial Day weekend because of the pandemic.  We are targeting a July 4th opening.  We are still accepting applications for lifeguards and counselors.  Go to tab "Employment in Parks & Recreation" for online application and more information about positions.
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Woof...Woof
Raising a Dog During the Pandemic
 Join us for a free series of Zoom Webinars presented by Tamara Tokash of Courteous Canines, Thursday evenings starting 5/28.  Click HERE for flyer and information about registering for this timely series.
 
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
Check back each day to see some very creative posts by Danielle on fun things you can do with or without kids.

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

Virtual Yoga Classes for free. Thursdays, 10am -11am.  Email Lisa to join:  latkins331@gmail.com

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.)

Since school has been out, Coach Lisbona has been busy putting YouTube videos together with workouts and some fun games that always have a P.E. twist on them.  Enjoy!

Something for all ages!

5-22-20 Yoga Post #1 Rebel Walk #1 Comedy Relief--spoof on Field Day
5-27-20 Yoga Post #2 Rebel Walk #2 Memorial Day Workout
5-28-20 "Wind Chime"  4-17 Rebel Walk #3

Wacky Workout Day

5-29-20 "Wind Chime" 4-23  Rebel Walk #4 

What I Eat in a Day

  "Wind Chime" 5-8 Rebel Walk #5

Fitness-Your Story

  "Wind Chime" 5-15 Rebel Walk #6  PE Fitness at Home
Archives Click HERE  3/25 forward "Wind Chime" 5-22 Hoffmans' 3 Town Walk  
    Rebel Walk #7 (Stirling) Archives Click HERE
    Rebel Walk #8  
    Rebel Walk #9 (Stirling)  

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, but we are working remotely.  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 held at Town Hall in the lobby area near the Recreation Dept. at 7:30pm.  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