Roxbury, New Jersey
Located just 36 miles west of New York City in Morris County, NJ, Roxbury Township is 21.88 square miles and has a population of approximately 28,000. Its access to Routes 80, 287, 10, 46, 206 and the NJ Transit rail, makes it ideal for commuters.
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Established in 1740, Roxbury has a rich history; however, it is a modern town. Predominately a residential town with mostly single-family homes, there are also townhomes, apartments and condos. While some homes are located on larger lots with lots of space, Roxbury has a large, convenient commercial area with shopping and businesses. The township abounds with recreational areas and parks.
Roxbury Township has a Mayor-Council form of government. There are two locations for Township Offices: one is on Route 46 and the other is on Eyland Avenue. The township has a comprehensive website and includes an online newsletter.
Table of Content
- Township Links
- Township Parks and Playgrounds
- Vickery Community Gardens
- Senior Groups
- Youth Sports
- Camps and Other Recreation
- Places of Worship
Roxbury Township has a K-12 school system with several elementary schools, a middle school and Roxbury High School. There are also many fine private schools in the area.
Roxbury Township Schools: https://www.roxbury.org/
County College of Morris: https://www.ccm.edu/
The Goddard School: https://www.goddardschool.com/
Hillside Nursery School: https://www.hillsidepreschoolnj.com/
St. Dustan’s Preschool: https://www.stdunstanpreschool.com/
Redeemer Christian School: https://www.redeemerchristianschool.com/
The Learning Experience: https://thelearningexperience.com/
Saint Theresa’s School: https://sts.stthereseroxbury.org/
Roxbury Day Care Center: https://www.roxburydaycare.com/
Academy for Babies and Children: https://www.afbnc.com/
American Christian School: https://www.americanchristianschool.org/
Fun-N-Friends Nursery School: https://www.funnfriends.com/
Little Promises Academy: https://littlepromisesacademy.com/
Creative Learning Academy: https://www.cladaycare.com/
Apple Montessori Preschool: https://www.applemontessorischools.com/randolph/
Township Parks and Playgrounds
Roxbury Township is crisscrossed by major highways, but has a plethora of parks and recreational opportunities for its residents.
Township Trails Map: https://hikeroxbury.org/trail-maps/
Horseshoe Lake Recreation Complex is a beautiful site which offers Imagination Station playground, picnic areas, a lake with designated swimming area, shade structures and sprinkler park, fishing, lighted basketball courts, two volleyball courts, four softball/baseball fields, and soccer fields. The park also features a ½ mile walking path, and a 1.7 mile paved bikeway/walking/running path. The West Morris Greenway, a branch of Patriots Path, connects with the park and adds a 5-mile path to Chester. A 40’x80’ pavilion is available for large group gatherings, along with a covered stage area. The Island hosts a scenic gazebo with surrounding benches. The Veteran’s Memorial Park is located within the park. Special events are held in the park year-round. Location: 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna.
Berkshire Valley Park A neighborhood playground with a 1/8 mile walking path, surrounding a baseball field. This park includes a newly renovated tennis court, plus a court lined for basketball, street hockey and Foursquare. Location: 79 Mill Road, Wharton.
Black River Park Located on the Black River Pond, this park offers benches and a picnic area pondside. There is a trail through wooded areas along the Black River, which links up to Mine Hill and Randolph trails. More info at www.hikeroxbury.org. Location: 1 Main Street, Succasunna.
Dell Avenue Park Offers a fenced-in playground area geared toward younger children, and includes picnic tables. It also contains basketball courts and baseball fields. Location: 56 N. Dell Avenue, Kenvil.
Emmans Park Contains soccer fields, a baseball field and an updated dog park, containing fun accouterments such as a fire hydrant, a bridge and a tube. Location: 75 Emmans Road, Ledgewood.
Orben Park Contains the Ice Age Trail, which is a 1.3 mile hike with some steep areas, trekking up and down the hillside. Beautiful views from the ridge line, overlooking Mt. Arlington and Landing. More info at www.hikeroxbury.org. Location: across from 12 Orben Drive, Landing.
Kiwanis Park Offers a new playground, lighted baseball fields, and three newly resurfaced lighted tennis courts. Location: 9 Makin Lane, Succasunna.
New Park! Landing Park Recreation Complex Parks Amenities include three sodded softball fields with sport field lighting, concession stand, bathrooms, an exciting playground for all ages including a 12 ft. tower and climbing rocks, picnic tables and a half-mile walking path. Location: 165 Landing Road, Landing.
Ledgewood Park/Morris Canal Park Together are comprised of over 250 acres of forest land, offering a fishing pond and hiking trails. For viewing, remnants of the restored Morris Canal are along the trail. Location: Emmans Road, Ledgewood; turn at Morris Canal Park driveway, which is between #8 and #10 Emmans Road.
Midland Park Offers a small pond surrounded by a natural area with a wooded path. Location: 9 Midland Road, Succasunna.
Mooney Mountain Park/Conkling Pond Is a neighborhood park containing a playground area and a paved basketball court. Neighboring Conkling Pond is a perfect spot to fish. Location: Intersection of Conkling Road and Kennedy Drive on Mooney Mountain in Flanders.
Nalron Park Contains one softball field. Location: 67 Emmans Road, Ledgewood.
Port Morris Park Offers a playground area, a basketball court, and a softball field. Location: 23 Washington Street, Landing.
Shore Hills Park Is a neighborhood park area with a playground. Location: 83 Vail Road, Landing.
Righter Road Fields (Succasunna Fields) contains two baseball fields. Location: 175 Righter Road, Succasunna.
Veteran’s Park Offers 240 acres of wooded land containing hiking trails, which offer scenic views of the Succasunna Valley. Four hiking trails to choose from. More info at www.hikeroxbury.org. Location: 45 Patricia Drive, Flanders.
Vickery Community Gardens
Farmland that has been converted into a community garden. More information is available at www.roxburyec.org. Location: 281 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna.
Below is listing of yearly sport programs offered by the Roxbury Recreation Department. Registration for these programs are online unless noted. https://register.communitypass.net/roxbury
Boys Lacrosse, 2nd-8th grade – register in October; more info at www.roxburygaelsjrlacrosse.com
Girls Lacrosse, 3rd-8th grade – register in October; more info at www.roxlaxgirls.shutterfly.com
Girls Softball – register at www.roxburybaseball.com
Girls Travel Softball – more info at https://www.roxburyrebels.com
Recreation Baseball – register at www.roxburybaseball.com
Soccer – more info at www.roxburysoccer.com
Clinic Track – register in January
Spring Track – register in January; more info at www.roxburyrecreationjrspringtrack.weebly.com
Day Camp – 1st-6th grade; register in February
Camp Capra – K-5th grade; register in February
Teen Travel – 6th-9th grade; register in February
Playground Program – K-7th grade; register in March
Week-Long Camps also offered, such as Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer and Baseball
Swim Lessons – age 3 through adult
Cheerleading – 1st-7th grade; register in March
Fall Baseball, ages 5-15 – register in August, more info at www.roxburybaseball.com
Basketball Clinics, K-2nd Grade – register in September
Recreation Basketball – Boys and Girls, 3rd-12th grade; register in September
Boys Travel Basketball Teams – 5th-7th grade; register in September
Girls Travel Basketball Teams – 5th-7th grade; register in September
Cross Country, ages 7 through 8th grade – register in July
Football – 3rd-8th grade – register in April, more info at www.roxburyjrgaelsfootball.net
Flag Football – age 5 through 8 – register in April
Soccer – more info at www.roxburysoccer.com
Youth Ice Hockey – email email@example.com for registration information
Roxbury Rebels Girls Travel Softball – 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U teams – more info at www.roxburyrebels.com
Girls Fall Volleyball, 5th-8th grade -register in August
Junior Gaels Wrestling – K-8th grade – register in September; more info at www.leaguelineup.com/roxburywrestling
Street Hockey – K-6th grade; register in November
Recreation Bowling Leagues – K-8th grade; register in October
Girls Winter Softball Clinic – 1st-6th grade; register in December
Camps and Other Recreation
Roxbury Township is home to many private camps and recreational opportunities.
Tamarack Day Camp: https://www.tamarackdaycamp.com/
JCC Metro West Camp Deeny Riback: https://cdr.jccmetrowest.org/
Jefferson Lake Day Camp: https://www.jefflakecamp.com/
Harbor Hills Day Camp: https://www.harborhillsdaycamp.com/
The Little Gym: https://www.thelittlegym.com/roxburynj/
Places of Worship
Roxbury Township has many religious houses of worship.
St. Theresa’s RC Church: https://stthereseroxbury.org/
St. Dustan’s Episcopal Church: https://stdunstansuccasunna.org/
Succasunna United Methodist Church: https://sumcnj.org/
Ledgewood Baptist Church: https://www.ledgewoodbaptist.com/
Redeemer Lutheran Church: https://sites.google.com/site/redeemeronline/
First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna: https://www.fpcsuccasunna.org/
Temple Shalom Roxbury Reform: https://www.tshalom.org/
Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church: https://www.hillsidelbc.org/?view=mobile
Grace Church on the Mount: https://www.grace4families.com/
Flanders Presbyterian Church: https://www.unitedpcf.com/index.html
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints: https://www.lds.org/?lang=eng
Roxbury Township is primarily a commuter town and there are many options for commuting other than auto.
NJ Transit https://www.njtransit.com/
Martz Trailways www.martztrailways.com/departures-from-new-jersey
Lakeland Bus Lines https://www.lakelandbus.com/
Events in Roxbury Township are covered by several newspapers, which do a fine job of detailing local happenings.
Star Ledger: www.nj.com/starledger/
Daily Record: www.dailyrecord.com/
Roxbury Register: https://www.newjerseyhills.com/roxbury_register/
Tap into Roxbury: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/roxbury