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Parks & Forestry

Parsippany has 31 parks throughout the township. Our park system has preserved over 800 acres ranging from the .32 acre Lake Hiawatha Park to the 352-acre Knoll Park. This total surpasses the nationally recognized standard of having one acre of park land for every 100 residents. The goal has been to provide recreation within walking distance for every resident.

Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Parks:

Cameron Dog Park

The Cameron Dog Park, located on South Beverwyck Road, just south of Route 80, is an area set aside for dogs and their owners to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment. There are separate fenced-in areas for small dogs and large dogs. Dog drinking fountains are provided in both areas. Permits are required. Call Animal Control at 973-263-7083 for more information.

Chief Hiawatha Park

Chief Hiawatha Park is located on North Beverwyck Road, in the business district of the Lake Hiawatha section of town. The small “pocket park" has a gazebo, lovely plantings and a plaque with the story of Chief Hiawatha.

Craftsman Farms

The 27-acre historical site of Craftsman Farms is the second largest park in Parsippany and is the former home of famed furniture designer, Gustav Stickley. Located at Route 10 West and Manor Lane at the entrance to Powder Mill Estates, Craftsman Farms has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Gustav Stickley, was a leader in the Arts and Crafts movement in America. As a furniture designer and manufacturer, his mission-style designs are best known for their simplicity and hand craftsmanship.

The park includes Gustav Stickley's main Log House, three Stickley cottages that he used for housing his workers, the Stickley stables, stone milk house, chicken coop, dairy barn ruins and other farm buildings.

Craftsman Farms Museum

The park is open for tours. For further information, call 973-540-1165.

Crestview Drive Park

Crestview Drive Park is located off Littleton Road (RT. 202) between Crestview Drive and Wingate Road. It connects two residential areas, has a large children's play area and a volleyball court.

Druid Hill Park

Druid Hill Park is located between Elf Court and Twin Oaks Road with a connection to Maplewood Drive. Accessible from three different residential areas, it has a children's play area, a designated area for horseshoes and bocce and volleyball and basketball courts. There are paved walking paths around the perimeter.

Forest Drive Park

Forest Drive Park is located on Forest Drive. This small half-acre park has a children’s play area designed as a neighborhood park.

Glassboro Park

Glassboro Park is located at Glassboro Road and Papscoe Drive. This small .14-acre park has a small children's play area designed as a neighborhood park.

Governor Livingston Park

Governor Livingston Park is located at Parsippany Road and Lanidex Plaza. This nearly ½ acre park has attractive walkways, benches and a gazebo. It is named for the first governor of New Jersey, William Livingston, who, during the Revolutionary War, resided in the historic Livingston-Benedict House which sits just behind the park.

Grafton Park

Grafton Park is located at the end of Grafton Drive in the Sedgefield section of town. This undeveloped, natural park consists of 4.32 acres with unpaved walking paths.

Hills of Troy Park

Hills of Troy Park is located in the center of the Hills of Troy neighborhood and is accessed from Homer Street. It has a softball field, two basketball courts, two children's play areas and a walking path.

Jannarone Park

Jannarone Park is located off Cranberry Road and Walsh Drive. It has a lighted artificial football/ soccer field and a full size illuminated baseball field.

Knoll Park

The Knoll Park is situated within the 360 acres of the Knoll Golf Facility. The park includes two picnic areas with shelters that can be reserved, children's play areas, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, and walking paths. The park also contains the first play area in a public park in New Jersey to be designed for handicapped children. it also has a nature center with an ampitheater.

Lake Hiawatha Park

Lake Hiawatha Park, located on Lake Shore Drive, has a large children's play area with a small gazebo dedicated to two former Lake Hiawatha residents who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

Lake Parsippany Park

Lake Parsippany Park, located at the end of Elmwood Drive off Halsey Road, is a large park with softball and soccer fields, basketball, volleyball and bocce courts, horseshoe pits, two children’s play areas, walking paths and a large picnic area with a shelter, electricity and charcoal grills that can be reserved. It is adjacent to the Par-Troy Little League West baseball complex.

Manor Park

Manor Park is located on Bell Road off Parsippany Boulevard. It contains a softball field, two basketball courts, a children's play area and a walking path.

Mountain Way Park

Mountain Way Park is located on Mountain Way between Meadow Bluff and South Powder Mill Roads. The park consists of 2 children's play areas, basketball court, volleyball court, swings and spring toys and a gazebo. It has access to marked hiking trails.

Normandy Park

Normandy Park is located on Trouville Drive in the Normandy Village section of town. This park is composed of a children's play area, basketball court, tennis court, and an open grass play area.

Park Road Complex

The Park Road Complex contains one girl’s softball field and one Little League baseball field, a childerens play area, and basketball court. Access to the fields is from Park Place off Tabor Road (Route 53) and from Arlington Avenue off Park Road.

Parsippany Roller Hockey Park

The Parsippany Roller Hockey Park is located on Parsippany Boulevard, (Route 202) north of routes 46 and 287. This facility has two lighted roller hockey rinks, which, if temperatures get cold enough, can be frozen for Ice Hockey.

Powder Mill Park

Powder Mill Park is located on Waterloo Drive in the north Powder Mill section of town. It consists of a children's play area, basketball court and tennis court.

Rainbow Lakes Park

Rainbow Lakes Park is situated within the Rainbow Lakes neighborhood. This park has a softball field, children's play areas, basketball court and a small gazebo.

Rockaway Neck Park

Rockaway Neck Park is located on Elm Street, off Old Bloomfield Avenue. It consists of a children's play area, grass play area and a basketball court.

Smith Field Park

The most active park in the system is Smith Field Park located on Route 46 East in the center of the Township. There are two softball fields, a baseball field, and a combination football/soccer field. Smith Field park has one lighted artificial football/soccer field. Additionally, there are four tennis courts and two illuminated basketball courts, two handball courts, a volleyball court, two children's play areas, a bocce court, horseshoe pits, and a picnic area with a shelter, electricity, and charcoal grills that can be reserved. This park is used for league play in the various sports from early spring until late fall.

Old Troy Park

Morris County Park Commission also operates a park within Parsippany's borders. Old Troy Park offers a variety of both active and passive recreation to county residents. It is accessed from Reynolds Ave off South Beverwyck Road.

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park is located on Route 46 East at Vail Road. This 17-acre park has a stunning memorial honoring all veterans of our Armed Forces, a large bandstand and lawn area for summer concerts, a mile of walking paths, and a multi-purpose, artificial turf, illuminated field, a picnic shelter with electricty & a charcoal grill that can be reserved.

Volunteers Park

Volunteers Park is located in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany at Crescent Drive. It offers three softball fields, two illuminated basketball courts and a skate park, two large children's play areas, a bocce court, horseshoe pits, walking paths and a large picnic area with a shelter, electricity and charcoal grills that can be reserved.

Contact Parks & Forestry


Location: 1 Knoll Drive
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

Across from Community Center (1130 Knoll Rd)

Tel: (973) 263-7254

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