Lake Parsippany holds open house and giant flea market

Children playing in the sand on this beautiful day

PARISPPANY —It was raining early morning, but the weather cleared up to be a perfect day for the Lake Parsippany giant flea market and Open House, on Saturday, June 3.

The day was full of events including dragon boat, swimming, face painting, food, playing in the sand, live music and a flea market offering many items. Parsippany CERT, Parsippany Police Department and many organizations were present educating residents, and distributing literature. Boy Scout Troop 173 was assisting with the annual open house.

You can join the LPPOA Ladies Club for fun and community involvement. Interested individuals should contact Diane Low at (973) 887-1268. The fishing club meets once a month and holds fishing contests during the season.Thru their Trout Stocking Program, they host a “Stocking Day” event where the lake is stocked with trout one week before the season opens. Young anglers get the opportunity to learn about our program and release trout into the lake. Interested in joining the fishing club call Winnie Marone at (973) 887-3087.

Lake Parsippany is a private lake community quietly nestled in the center of Parsippany-Troy Hills, in Morris County. This 168 acre lake and grounds is fully funded and maintained by membership fees and member volunteers. We receive no State, County or Township funding. Our Community welcomes everyone to join our association, regardless of where you live and enjoy a piece of the lake.

The Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association members maintain and manage all operations of the lake throughout the year. The membership preserves this beautiful natural resource through its fees and through active volunteer participation in the community.

Membership is required to participate in its many activities that include fishing in a trout stocked lake, sailing, swimming, sunbathing, competitive sports, concerts, dances, family fun nights and much more.

Membership in the Association is not limited to Lake Parsippany Property Owners. Renters and residents from outside of the Lake Parsippany area are also welcome to join. The Association is a not for profit organization.

In addition to all of the activities available with membership, the Association also supports various Clubs and Committees.

Lake Parsippany is home of the New Jersey Dragon Boat Club. Dotting of the eye is an annual ritual of the New Jersey Dragon Boat Club during the open house day. 2017 marks the 17th year in which the NJ Dragon Boat Club has been at Lake Parsippany.

NJ’s 1st dragon boat club, started with a recreational crew, added a competitive crew and then a junior crew since their first visit to the Boat House.

This ancient Chinese Eye Dotting ceremony, “The Awakening of The Dragons,” features local and visiting dignitaries painting red dots on the eyes of the ceremonial dragon boat figure heads to officially “wake” them up.

Hoffman Beach opens up full time for the summer starting Friday, June 23. From now until then the beach is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on Lake Parsippany, click here.

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