Trails & Greenways

Regular Meetings

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Virtual via Zoom until further notice: Contact for Zoom invitation

1st Tuesday of every month except as noted below:

  • July 11, 2023
  • November 14, 2023

Trail Map

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

If you are on a device that allows location sharing, the map will zoom to your location

GIS Map Overview of Livingston Township, NJ


Richard A. Cornell, PE, Chairperson
Shawn R. Klein, Council Liaison
  • Tina Anapolsky
  • Charles "Buddy" August
  • Christopher Bickel
  • Marie Bond
  • Jean Cohen
  • Anthony Critelli
  • Annette Friedman
  • Anne Fung
  • Jun Gao
  • Robert Hunter
  • Robert Janukowicz
  • Michael N. Karp
  • Rebecca Kondstandt
  • Steven Kwiat
  • Walter LeVine
  • Gary P. O'Neil
  • Andrew Ruiz
  • Gary Thein
  • Debbie Weinstein

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 for details. 

2023 Fall Weekend Paddles

  • Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 10:15 a.m.)
  • Saturday, October 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 10:15 a.m.)

View the 2023 Fall Foliage Passaic River Paddles flyer (PDF).

For more information, email

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 hikes, paddles, and rides to a diverse set of points of interest to maintain their long-term enjoyment and the conservation of Livingston natural resources.

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 the 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. The 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 the Open Space Trust 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 the 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.

Volunteer Now

Apply to be a member of a Township Council-Appointed Board or Committee by completing the Volunteer Application (PDF).