RECREATION FACILITIES

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MATTHEW G. KANTOR MEMORIAL PARK (formerly Riverside Park)

Once known as the Carrington property, in late 1998, Long Hill acquired the 24 acre site in Gillette for recreation purposes.  The groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 26, 2001. Riverside Park was officially dedicated and opened on September 14, 2002. The facility is on the south side of Valley Road, to the east of the Town Hall and the Library, and extends south to the Passaic River.  To the east is the Gillette School and the Senior Citizen's Center.  On Veteran's Day 2013 (11/11/13), the park was officially dedicated and renamed Matthew G. Kantor Memorial Park to honor Matthew, a resident of Long Hill and Navy Seal who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan in November 2012.

Features:Riverside Park site plan

  • 3 Tennis courts
  • a Basketball court
  • Bocci and Horseshoe courts
  • Children's Playground - is designed for children ages 5-12
  • a full size Soccer/Lacrosse field (Riverside #1)
  • a smaller Soccer/Lacrosse field (Riverside #2)
  • Walking paths
  • Contiguous paved pathway measuring 1,590' (a little more than 1/4 mile) for walking/jogging  
  • Canoe launch and Picnic grove at the Passaic River
  • 150 foot wide environmental buffer required to protect endangered species along the river.
  • A forested buffer along Valley Road to maintain the rustic appearance of the site.
  • Vending Area - Soda machine is installed.
  • There is also a restroom and storage building.
  • Benches are located at the perimeter of the playground to make supervision convenient.
  • All parking is in the 200 car lot at the adjacent Town Hall and Library.

Aerial view of tennis courts

Aerial view courtesy of Millington Fire Department Truck 14

soccer fields

Soccer fields

STIRLING LAKE

Long Hill Township has a public lake in Stirling where you can swim and play on the beach in summer, and ice-skate in winter.

Stirling Lake Park
Chestnut Street, Stirling
908-647-0467

The pristine outdoor setting makes this facility a perfect place for the whole family to spend their summer days.  The facility is staffed by fully certified lifeguards.  Enjoy the summer with swimming, diving, picnics, sun and fun.  Parking and rest rooms are available.

Finding Stirling Lake:  On Central Avenue in Stirling travel 2 blocks north of the railroad, then turn into Chestnut Street OPPOSITE the First Presbyterian Church.

Parking:  There is no parking on Chestnut Street.  Continue up Chestnut Street past the Lake to the next left at High Street.  Follow High Street and watch for an unmarked driveway on your left.  Then turn downhill to the Parking Lot.  You can also enter High Street directly from Central Avenue one block below Long Hill Road.  Then watch for the driveway on your right.

 
DID YOU KNOW that the west pond is filled by rainwater runoff from the side of Long Hill, but the main lake is filled with water from our own well.  Using well water helps protect swimmers from the risks of surface pollutants.  There is no water flow between the pond and the lake. More interesting facts about Stirling Lake here.

MEYERSVILLE FACILITIES & PLAYGROUND

Located on New Vernon Road, north of Meyersville Circle.



Meyersville Ball field



Meyersville Tennis Courts



Meyersville Basketball Court

In the summer of 2001, the Township completely rebuilt the playground at Meyersville Field under the leadership of the Recreation Advisory Committee. The apparatus was installed by its vendor, and the Public Works Department did the landscaping and other site work. The pictures below speak for themselves.



HICKS TRACT



Entrance to the Hicks' Tract at the end of Knollandale Road, Millington. Open space and trails that run from Millington behind the Millington School to Stirling.  For a copy of the trails map in Hicks Tract, please click here:  

Hicks' Tract Trail Map

 

 

Click on the "Hicks' Tract Super Storm Sandy Clean Up Photo Gallery" tab to see photos of the damage and the clean-up efforts. 

 

PASSAIC RIVER TRAIL

The trail is being developed along Long Hill's open space at the north bank of the Passaic River.  

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