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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
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.
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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
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!
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!
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"I'm on a Wait List for a program. What does that
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.