several well-maintained parks that offer playing areas and open space
to relax and spend time with family and friends. One such park is Shepard
Kollock Park, featuring a boat launch, a covered picnic area, athletic
fields, and a playground. Memorial Park includes a swimming and wading
pool as well as softball fields, basketball courts, and a playground.
Garden Park features six tennis courts and practice boards. Permits are
needed for the pool, swim lessons, and the tennis courts. The Lum Fields
provide baseball, softball, and multi-purpose field opportunities. Esternay
Field features two multi-purpose fields, and Shunpike Field is home to
four baseball diamonds, multi-purpose fields, basketball courts, and the
Castle Park playground. Stanley Park, located next to the Passaic River,
is a small park and picnic area offering a tranquil view of the river.
Fun is on the agenda for young and old alike here in Chatham. Residents
can register for year-round activities at the Chatham Borough and Chatham
Township Municipal Buildings. Many of the youth activities change with
the season. Some of the activities include soccer, football, field hockey,
basketball, skiing, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Music, sports, and
activity camps are also sponsored during the summer months. Colony Recreation
Center is another great summer spot, offering a large sand-bottom swimming
facility, tennis courts, paddle tennis, a playground, swim lessons, and
a swim team. Chatham Skate Park, a recreational facility to meet the needs
of those involved in the sports of skateboarding and in-line skating,
is scheduled for a fall or winter 2002 groundbreaking.
is also home to dance studios, martial arts, fitness facilities and services,
tennis clubs, swimming clubs, country clubs, and other recreational activities.
Refer to the Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce Business Directory to locate
them. Community service organizations abound in Chatham; the Girl Scouts,
the Boy Scouts, the Kiwanis, the Rotary, the Jaycees, the Newcomers, and
the Woman's Club, to name a few. These organizations give residents the
opportunity to socialize and give back to the community through programs
or fundraising efforts. Some other activities available to Chatham residents
include the Morris County Adaptive Recreation Program for the handicapped,
known as McArp, which offers a year-round calendar of activities and events.
The Senior Community Center of the Chathams offers a variety of programs
and services along with a wealth of information to assist seniors. The
Center gives seniors the opportunity to socialize with peers, enjoy innovative
programming, receive supportive healthcare services, and participate in