EAST HANOVER, NJ- Beginning at 6 a.m. today, September 8, Malapardis Park in Cedar Knolls will be closed until Tuesday September 13 for the set up and proper clean up of this year’s Hanover Township Day.
The annual township wide event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Attendees can look forward to dunking a teacher, police officer or even a Viking. Despite Sting, the township’s mascot, flying south for the winter, he encouraged all residents to celebrate the end of summer, the beginning of fall and Hanover Township in general by attending the fun filled day.
In addition to a dunk tank, individuals and families alike will be able to eat, socialize with their neighbors, play games, enter contests, win prizes and participate various in demonstrations and activities. One specific activity taking place on Saturday will be Walk #7: Walk This Way.
At 1:30 p.m., a group will be leaving from the parking lot of Malapardis Park to begin the walk. The route will proceed along the park path and past the tennis courts. Then, walkers will make a right onto Mountain Avenue and follow the path at the end of the road. They will pass Mountview Road School and continue on to Mountview Road. After, participants will make a left on Malapardis Road, a right on Cross Road, a right on Kenneth Road and then a left on Gail Road. As the route begins to end, members will make a left on Edwin Road and finally another right on Cross Road, which will take them back to Malapardis Park.
Throughout the year, routes to various “numbered walks” can be found on the township’s website. All the walks are used as opportunities to not only encourage residents to be active, but they also allow partakers to discover Hanover Township through all the residential streets in the area.