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.

Update:  Effective 12/7

Per Executive Order #204, all outdoor "gatherings" cannot exceed 25 people.

 
Click HERE to read a letter regarding our winter Basketball Programs
 
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Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Challenge
Looking for something fun to do outside?
Why not download our "blueprint" to build your own Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course?
Send us photos or videos of you on your Obstacle Course, and we'll post them on the website.
Click HERE for the course, and have fun!
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Family Fun Games on Wednesday Nights
Join us for family fun games Wednesday Nights in January and February
All games will be played virtually.  All games are FREE for Long Hill families.
Click HERE for the flyer.
Click HERE for the descriptions and rules for each of the games.
Register on Community Pass, Select "Winter 2021", "Family Game Nights Wednesdays".     (Be sure to register at least 24 hours ahead of each game.)
PLEASE REGISTER AS A FAMILY; ONLY REGISTER ONE FAMILY MEMBER, AND WHOLE FAMILY CAN PLAY.
We have partnered with Chimney Rock of Gillette on our Wednesday Night Game Nights.  They will be providing some terrific prizes for our winners.  On Wednesday nights, Chimney Rock offers FREE delivery to the first 100 people placing an order.  Why not consider a dinner from Chimney Rock for your family while we all get together (virtually) to have some fun!
Click HERE to see Chimney Rock's current weeknight specials.
Wednesday, Jan. 20th is Trivia Night 
Trivia questions are focused on trivia from the year 2000 forward.
Looking for the answers to the trivia questions emailed out on 1/15?
Click HERE to start getting ready and brush up on your Trivia knowledge.
 
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Don't forget to enter our Winter Fun Contest--snap a picture of your snowman and enter on Community Pass.  Click HERE for more information and to see the photo album of our entries so far!  This contest continues through March 15th!
 
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Long Hill's 1st Annual Holiday House Contest

Click for a Video Tour of the Holiday Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNING ENTRIES:

 
Winner--Best Dressed Business                          Winner--Best Theme--"The Grinch"
Gluten Free Gloriously                                          22 Birchwood Drive Millington
 
 
Winner--Most Unique                                            Winner--Best Traditional/Classic
17 Rolling Hill Drive Millington                               183 Winding Way Stirling
 
Many thank you's to all of our entrants, and also to those who put up so many beautiful decorations and did not enter, but nonetheless--made our drive through Long Hill so inspiring!  (Please consider entering next year!)  We hope that if you haven't had a chance to get out and see all of the lights, that you'll still go out and see.  (Address List above)
 
Many thank you's to all of our wonderful Long Hill businesses who also participated in this by decorating and by donating prizes for this event.  Thank you to Michelle Cavett of the Long Hill Chamber of Commerce for working with us to make this event such a success!
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Long Hill's 1st Annual Cookie Decorating Contest--Entry Deadline Dec. 20th
 
Check out our photo album of entries below.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
(We think all entries won as they got to eat them after they photographed them!)
The judges did have to select 3 which was very difficult...
Congratulations to Nel R., Samantha S. and the Ang Family!
 
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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,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 2021 meeting schedule for Recreation Advisory Committee Meetings:  1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21. 
All meetings begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise posted.
All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  All meetings are open to the public. Please email us at least 48 hours ahead of the meeting if you would like to attend virtually.  
We're always looking for new members on the committee as well! 
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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

COOKIE DECORATING CONTEST ENTRIES

 

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
Click on any item for more information

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