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Parks & Recreation Department - Recreation Division
General Information

Location: 259 North Maple Avenue
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Contact Information:
Timothy J. Cronin, Director of Parks and Recreation
Nancy A. Bigos, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation
Marge Anderson, Administrative Clerk
Telephone: 201-670-5560

Fax: 201-652-5498

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The mission statement of the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation is to preserve open space and provide facilities and year round recreational activities that meet the needs of all residents.
Department News

Click on the following link to find all that Graydon Pool has to offer.

Graydon Pool homepage
FALL SESSION PROGRAMS - September and October
Registration has begun for the next session to begin in September. Listed below you will find offerings in order from pre-school to adults. All classes will be held at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

You may click on any of the links for program details and to print the registration form which can be submitted in person or by mail (cash or check only). At the end of the listing you will find a link to Community Pass which allows online registration for all in this list (Visa/Mastercard payments only). Don't hesitate to call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed.

Ages 20-42 months - My First Art Class with Abrakadoodle (Tuesdays)

PreK, Mini Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Wednesdays)

Ages 3-5, Petite Equestrian Program with PonyShare (Wednesdays)

PreK to K, Garden Arts for Kids (Fridays)

PreK to K, Sports Squirts with US Sports Institute (Tuesdays)

PreK to K, TBall with US Sports Institute (Thursdays)

Grades K-4, Creative Cooking with Education Explorers (Mondays)

Grades K-4, Explore Science - Mash Up (Tuesdays)

Ages 6-12, Pony Grooming and Riding Program with PonyShare (Wednesdays)

Grades 2-6, Acrylics (Tuesdays) or Drawing (Wednesdays)

Grades K-4, Education Explorers Space (Wednesdays)

Grades 3-5, Green Kids Fall Workshops (Wednesdays)

Grades K-3, Canvas Painting "East Meets West" with Abrakadoodle (Thursdays)

Grades K-2, Nature in the Village with NJ Audubon Society (Thursdays)

Adult Acrylics (Tuesday afternoons)

Adult Watercolors -Portraits and Figures (Wednesday mornings)

Adults - Annie's Artisanal Cookery (Fridays)

Adults - Pickleball Instruction (Friday mornings) - Start with the Free Intro Clinic Sunday, September 20th

Registration is ongoing for all classes listed above at Community Pass
Registration is now available for the next session of adult programs at the Community Center. Returning favorites include Zumba, Silver Strength and Motion, Chinese Brush Painting, Toning, Jazzercise, Knit and Crochet, Yoga Fit, No Aches/No Pains - Arthritis Class, Men's Fitness, Learn to Crochet, Bridge and Canasta, and Mahjong.

The Hobbyists Unlimited will return with Movie Classics once a month.

Registration is by mail or in person at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, weekdays, 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

Adult Programs - September and October 2015

Adult/Senior Registration Form

If you have any questions, need special accommodations, or have suggestions for new classes, please don't hesitate to call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.
All Pro Tennis, under the instruction of world ranked tennis professional Barry Ruback, will offer group instruction for all levels from beginner to advanced. Emphasis is on fundamentals, exercise and fun.

Registration can be made in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave. Download the registration form below.

Fall Tennis Instruction ~ Registration/Details

Fall Senior Tennis Instruction ~ Registration/Details

Information - Tennis Badges and Rules

To purchase your tennis membership online visit Community Pass. Your receipt will serve as proof of payment until badges are available.
Fall Sport Squirts (Tuesdays) and T-Ball (Thursdays) are offered in a safe, structured environment with particular focus on hand/eye coordination, movement, balance, special awareness and good sportsmanship. **New offerings includes a Parent and Me for ages 2 and 3.

You may click on the following link for program details and to print and mail the registration form to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

Sports Squirts ~ Registration/Details

T-Ball ~ Registration/Details

To register online visit Community Pass
Registration for the Fall 2015 session will be held on Tuesday, September 29th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center, Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood

This program, for boys and girls age 5 to 15, is designed to enhance self-esteem, self-discipline and safety awareness! Students are placed into classes according to age and ability. This is an ongoing program.

Classes will be held at Community Center, Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue on Tuesdays after school for a 10-week session, October 6 through December 15 (no class Nov 24). The cost is $100.00. Uniforms are highly recommended and are not included in the registration fee. Click on details below. Call KidSafe at 973-284-5650 for more information.

Fall Kidsafe - Details
You may notice a new look to our brochures. There is a pinwheel logo that marks some of our programs. What does this mean?

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign is a statewide initiative to invite Mayors to play a leadership role in supporting opportunities to promote active, healthy lifestyles with long-term goals to include a reduction in health care costs for all. The Village community will strongly support this initiative and everywhere you see the logo, you will know the benefits of each marked program are many. Come be a part of it all.
Come see what you have been missing!

H.I.L.T. (Highlights in Leisure Time) is a senior's club sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, for Village residents 55 and older. Monthly meetings offer entertainment or informational presentations. Special events include picnics, socials and a variety of trips to dinner theaters, museums, historical sights and sightseeing tours. Annual dues are $15.

Call 201-670-5560 to speak to Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application

H.I.L.T. Schedule, July through December, 2015
The Stable is available for private meetings and parties. Contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 for details and availability.

Stable Use Request Forms

The Art Gallery at the Stable
There are monthly Art Exhibitions in the Gallery featuring local artists at the Stable throughout the year, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Village offers a wide range of youth sport activities. Please refer to individual websites for details.
There are sixteen tennis courts located throughout the Village of Ridgewood. Lessons are also offered through the spring summer and fall months for children and adults alike.
The Community Center
The Community Center at Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue offers a youth lounge and a senior lounge. Scheduled hours are available for both.
Community Gardens
The Community Gardens, a horticultural gardening program open to all residents of the Village, provides as an opportunity to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Individual 10' by 12' gardening plots are assigned for participation in America's number 1 hobby...gardening.
Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board
The Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board was created by the Village Council in April of 1973 to serve as an advisory body to the Council, Village Manager, and Director of Parks and Recreation, on facilities, programs and planning for parks, recreation and conservation.
Open Space Committee
The Village of Ridgewood voted and passed a supplemental real estate tax in November of 2001 and the Village Council subsequently appointed a nine-member committee. The goal of Ridgewood's Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) is to augment Village facilities in such a way that present and future generations will continue to benefit from parks, open space and naturals surroundings contributing to the health of and enjoyment of all citizens.
Project Pride
The Project Pride committee consists of Ridgewood residents who work to preserve and beautify Ridgewood's public area. Members and volunteers maintain the flower baskets and holiday kissing balls that hang on the street light poles, and plant and maintain the tree wells and the flower planters downtown.
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