The mission of Morris Plains Recreation is to offer residents a wide variety of programs and events to enhance health, education, the arts, and a sense of community in the Borough. The responsibility of recreation is shared by the Recreation Commission, and employees of the Recreation Department in the Borough.

Recreation Department Members

  • Karleen Leahey: Recreation Director and Secretary to the Recreation Commission
  • Lysa Gagliardi: Recreation Events Coordinator
  • Jake Cahill: Summer Programs Director
  • Cathie Kelly: Town Council Liaison to the Recreation Commission

Morris Plains Recreation Commission

Visit the Recreation Commission page for information.

Events and Activities

The Recreation Department sponsors programs and events for families, adults, senior citizens and children. 

Event details and registration 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.

Summer Camp and Enhancement Programs

Please visit our Summer Camp page  for a description of the Borough’s Summer Recreation Camp and Enhancement Programs.

Employment Opportunities

Each year, the Borough of Morris Plains seeks applicants for openings for:

  • Summer Camp Counselors
  • Summer Enhancement Program Instructors
  • Lifeguards for Community Park Pool
  • Snack Bar workers for Community Park Pool

Applicants must have completed freshman year of high school and must be able to obtain working papers. Lifeguards must also have current lifeguard certification.  Preference will be given to residents of the Borough of Morris Plains.

Use of the Community Center

Visit the Community Center page to learn about use of the Morris Plains Community Center.

Use of Borough Parks and Pavilion

Visit the Park Use page to learn about Borough Parks & Pavilions.

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

Recreation, Camp and Pool Alerts

Recreation Sponsored Events

4:00 pm Halloween Parade and Party
Halloween Parade and Party
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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