Madison offers many convenient fitness and recreation options for residents of all ages, including Madison parks and fields, sidewalks, bikeways, connections to two major Morris County Park/path systems, access to the Giralda Farms perimeter walking/jogging path, access to Drew University campus and access to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, Madison is also quite proud of the new Madison Recreation Center (MRC), a multi-use field complex.
Madison’s facilities also include playgrounds and outdoor tennis and basketball courts, outdoor swimming at the Madison Community Pool and indoor swimming at the YMCA. There is one golf course in Madison, the private, nine-hole Madison Golf Club, and five other courses (both private and public) in the immediate area.
Indoor facilities include the school gymnasiums, the YMCA’s extensive facilities, the Madison Community House and private fitness businesses.
Fitness and recreation programs are provided by the Borough of Madison Recreation, Senior Citizens and Health Departments (www.gov.rosenet.org/agencies/recreation) as well as by the schools (www.MadisonPublicSchools.org), the YMCA (www.MadisonAreaYMCA.org) and private businesses throughout the year. The adult school of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park offers a wide range of beginning sport and fitness classes for adults in the spring and fall.
Madison is a walking, biking and running community. Members of the Rose City Steppers, part of the Fitness Coalition, meet year-round for walks through residential neighborhoods and the business district. Walking and biking trails are maintained through Loantaka Park, connecting Madison to Green Village, and in quiet areas connecting Madison to Morristown.
Youth Programs Include:
Winter: Basketball for boys and girls grades 4-6; Hockey for boys and girls ages 6-17; Ice skating for all ages; Skiing trips for boys and girls grades 4-8; wrestling for youngsters grades K-8.
Spring: Baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 5-15; Lacrosse for boys grades 2-8; Lacrosse for girls grades 3-8; Track & Field for boys and girls grades 3-8.
Summer: Drama program for boys and girls grades 4-8; Musical theater for boys and girls grades 4 and up; Nature program for boys and girls grades 1-6; Playground program for boys and girls grades K-8; Tennis Clinics for boys and girls grades 3-8.
Fall: Football & Cheerleading for boys and girls grades 1-8; Soccer for boys and girls grades 1-8; Cross Country boys and girls grades 3-8; Halloween Parade for boys and girls of all ages.