Morris Plains the Community of Caring
531 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950     973-538-2224

Recreation Events and Activities

The Recreation Department sponsors programs and events for families, adults, senior citizens and children.  Examples of events and activities that have been sponsored by Recreation include the following.

Event details and registration information will be available on the News and Announcements section of the Borough website home page and in the Borough weekly email as they become available.

Please note: All events are subject to cancellation.

Events & Programs for All Ages

Please check Borough Calendar for event dates and times.  Not all events will run every year.

  • Community Park Pool
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Family Day & Fireworks at Community Park
  • Summer Concerts at Roberts Garden
  • Community Band Concert at Roberts Garden
  • Community Band/North Jersey Composite Band at Roberts Garden
  • Splash Party at Community Park Pool – pool membership not required
  • Family Drive in Movie Night
  • Fall Concert at Roberts Garden
  • Annual Garage Sale Weekend– application available in September
  • Halloween Parking Lot Chalk Art
  • Annual Community Bonfire
  • Speedwell Scarecrows
  • Family Scavenger Hunt
  • Halloween Parade and Party

Senior Citizen Events & Programs

  • Wednesdays in July: Senior Citizen Aquasize at Community Park Pool
  • Senior Picnic at Community Park
  • Thursday Morning Senior Exercise
  • Senior Citizen Group (not affiliated with Recreation but meets in the Morris Plains Community Center)
  • Healthy Bones Program
  • Community Park Pool

Children and Youth Programs

  • Summer Camp
  • “Kids Helping Kids” Talent Show
  • Book Club Bonanza for Children
  • Drawing for Children
  • Acrylic Painting for Children
  • USSI Squirts Multi Sports
  • USSI Squirts Tee Ball
  • USSI Tennis
  • After School Programs at Mountain Way School
  • Swim lessons at Community Park Pool (members only)

Adult Programs

  • Gentle Beginner Yoga
  • Wednesday Morning Yoga
  • Tuesday Evening Yoga
  • Thursday Evening Yoga
  • Wednesday Book Club for Adults
  • Drawing for Adults
  • Click and Lens 101
  • Acrylic Painting for Adults
  • Watercolors for Adults
  • Community Park Pool

Summer Camp and Enhancement Programs

Link here for a description of the Borough’s Summer Recreation Camp and Enhancement Programs.

Sports and Athletic Team Programs

Information about other sports programs in the area such as Little League, Soccer, Swim Team, Basketball and Lacrosse, please visit our Sports Programs page.

Contact Us

Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Karleen Leahey, Recreation Director and Secretary to the Recreation Commission
Telephone: 973-538-3544

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