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
 Coming to visit the Parks & Recreation Dept.???
Please call first if making special trip to make sure someone is in office and not out at another facility.  Thank you for your understanding. 
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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.
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Egg Hunt like many other towns.
Those scheduled for Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED classes have been individually notified as we've had to cancel upcoming classes. 
Our Rutgers SAFETY Class for volunteer coaches has been postponed.  As soon as we can reschedule this, we will post it here.
Our yoga programs are currently on hiatus.  However, our wonderful instructor, Lisa Atkins, has provided this great article for activities that promote relaxation and well being.  Please click HERE and take a moment to read. 
We have not opened registration for Stirling Lake or our Summer Camps as of yet.  We are still planning for these programs in the background, and as soon as we have more information, that will be posted here.
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.
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"Virtual Recreation"
We are getting creative in Recreation and looking for great ideas to pass onto our residents.  Please click HERE to read today's ideas.
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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!
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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

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