Trails & Greenways

Regular Meetings

7:00 – 8:00 PM 

Virtual via Zoom until further notice: Contact LivGreenTrails@gmail.com for Zoom invitation

1st Tuesday of every month (unless noted)

Meeting Dates (2021)

  • May 4
  • June 8
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
Trails and Greenways Activity

Members

Richard A. Cornell, PE, Chairperson
Rufino "Rudy" Fernandez, Jr., Council Liaison
  • Tina Anapolsky
  • Marie Bond
  • Anthony Critelli
  • Annette Friedman
  • Frank Goldstein
  • Tuvia Izak
  • Rebecca Kondstandt
  • Steven Kwiat
  • Walter LeVine
  • Jennifer Quirk
  • Marshall Sayre
  • Ray Siegel
  • Debbie Weinstein

Trail Map

Download a Trail Map and brochure (PDF) with information about hiking trails in Livingston, prepared by the Land Conservancy.

Passaic River Canoe/Kayak Events

Bring your own canoe or kayak, or reserve a canoe. Canoes are available at launch site by reservation: Please contact LivGreenTrails@gmail.com for details. Rentals are available at REI on Route 10 in East Hanover: Learn more here

For more information, email LivGreenTrails@gmail.com.

Fall Passaic River Cleanup

Date and Time: Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Okner Fields Recreation Area (end of Okner Parkway)

View flyer (PDF)

Fall Weekend Paddles

Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021 | Paddle Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 19 | Paddle Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 25 (Fall Cleanup) | Paddle Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 2 | Paddle Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sunday, October 10 | Paddle Time: 4 pm - 6 pm

View flyer (PDF)

Action Plans

The Livingston Township Trails and Greenways Committee hopes to raise awareness, and to enhance and maintain a high-quality system of parks, trails and greenways to increase the desirability of residing and raising families in Livingston. 

Trails Around Livingston (TAL)

Work with the Livingston Open Space Trust Committee to connect recreation destination points in Livingston by a system of trails and greenways so that hikers, kayakers, walkers, and cyclists can have interesting and long enough hikes, paddles and rides to a diverse set of points of interest to maintain their long-term enjoyment and conservation of the natural resources of Livingston.

Inventory and Maintain Records of Existing Parks, Recreation Areas, Trails and Open Space

Use modern technology -- ie., Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS technology -- to maintain an inventory and maintenance history of parks, trails and greenways. The idea is to approach the school district to try to create an interface with Livingston High School teachers and their students who study such technology. Their tasks as part of their classwork would be to maintain Livingston Township park, trail and greenway data layers and GPS points. This would also include preparing and maintaining a consistent set of Livingston park, trail and greenway brochures and maps.

Maintain Existing Trails and Parks

Work with the Livingston Open Space Trust Committee, Department of Public Works, and community organizations and businesses to find and set up long-term funding and labor sources to help maintain Livingston’s parks, trails and greenways.

Proposed Passaic River Kayak Launch Area at Okner Sports Complex on Okner Parkway

Work with Open Space Trust Committee to evaluate the long-term feasibility of building, staffing, and maintaining a TAL destination kayak and canoe launch, rental and storage area on the Passaic River for Livingston residents. Proposed location is the Okner Sports Complex on Okner Parkway. Overall, this may also require critical input from the Department of Public Works, Engineering, or other official Township departments or areas.

Proposed Riker Hill Park Observation Deck

Work with Open Space Committee and Essex County to build an observation point destination above treetops to take advantage of the spectacular 360 degree views from the sites of the former radar towers. Connect this observation point to TAL.

Coordinate with Essex County to Restoring Full Access to Lenape Trail Destinations

Work with Essex County and surrounding towns to restore the Lenape Trail and connect the trail with TAL, the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, and the South Mountain Reservation. 

Trail and Greenway Security and Design Standards

Work with Open Space Trust Committee and Livingston Police, Engineering, and Public Works Departments to prepare security and design standards for trail location, signage, construction, patrolling and maintenance.  This would include addressing legitimate concerns of adjacent property owners.