Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Check Out These Fun Spring-time Programs @ Morris County Parks


Morris County Park Commission

This Week:


April 1

Are there really no blue flowers? Find out in this fun family activity! Shake off the winter doldrums by finding as many types of flowers in as many different shades of blue as you can! Click here for more info.

Cost: $10 per family or group of 6 or less. Preregistration required.



April 3

Join us on a beautiful 5K run/walk on the scenic trails of Central Park of Morris County. After completing your run, you’ll end the race with a one-of-a-kind finisher medal and post race festivities. Family and friends are welcome. Runners and walkers of all abilities welcome. Whether you’re a beginner running their first race or you’re lacing up your running shoes for your 100th, this course is perfect for everyone.  Sign Me Up!

spring forward 5k


frog jamboreeFROG PROGRAMS

Frog Jamboree Just for Littles at Great Swamp – April 2

Bring your little ones to hear the music of the spring frogs as they call from the forest pools. Spy on them as they try to find mates and learn all about the lives of frogs from a naturalist. Held rain or shine! Check it out!

Frog Jamboree at Pyramid Mountain – April 4

The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the forest pools. Learn all about these two frogs while listening to their chorus and spy on them from the trails on a naturalist-led walk. Rain or shine. Check it out!

Frog Walk for Adults – April 5

This walk for adults only will visit various vernal pools in the forest to view the mating rituals of the spring peepers and wood frogs, visible only during a short window each spring. Learn about the frogs' fascinating adaptations for survival and many other interesting facts. Check it out!

Cost: $5 per person for each program. Preregistration required.



April 5

Learn how to use supermarket flowers to make a knock-out bouquet using a floral "frog." Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education, will lead this hands-on, virtual class. Join to watch and learn or grab your own flowers and supplies and follow along. Click here to learn more!

Cost: $15 per person. Preregistration required.

Look What’s Coming:


Rain Gauges – April 11

Learn why rain is so important to a farm! In this program, create your own rain gauge and see why the Fosters measured the rainfall.

Hand Spinning with Wool – April 12

Learn traditional ways to create yarn from wool! See how the fibers are prepared for spinning, then use your own drop spindle to create yarn. Everyone will get a chance to take a whirl on a spinning wheel.

Spring Seedlings – April 13

Join farm staff and plant Heritage seeds for your home vegetable garden. Then tour the site to see how the farm prepares for Spring! Please wear appropriate clothes and footwear for a farm.

Natural Dyeing with Flowers – April 14

Learn how to create natural dyes from colorful flowers. Everyone gets to take swatches home at the end of the program. Please wear older clothes, as the dyes are permanent.

Learn more here!

Cost: $10 per child/adult pair. Preregistration is required.


lamb frolicLAMB FROLIC!

April 9 and 10 - More Sessions Added!!

Meet the newest arrivals to the farm! Help the farmers socialize the baby lambs by playing with them one on one. Everyone will have a change to pet and hold a lamb. To register please call, 973.326.7645. Meet the babies!

Cost: $50 per lamb. Maximum 2 people per lamb. Preregistration required.


water's incredible journeyWATER’S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

April 7 at Great Swamp & April 18 at Pyramid Mountain

Rainy April is a great time to learn how water moves around the world and around our neighborhoods. Discover how the water cycle works through an experiment, become a water droplet moving through the cycle yourself, and then take to the trails to find evidence of water's movement in the wild. Adults can drop kids off or stay and join in. Click here for more info!

Cost: $12 per child. Preregistration is required.