BOOKMARK" this Recreation homepage in your computer favorites for easy access to current program information, registration forms, and upcoming special events. DIRECTIONS TO THE STABLE

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.

Contact - Recreation

  • Marge Anderson
    Assistant Recreation Superintendent

    Email: manderson@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

  • Mary Hefferan
    Office Assistant

    Email: mhefferan@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

  • Nancy A. Bigos
    Director of Parks and Recreation

    Email: nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

HOURS of OPERATION

Monday to Friday
8:30AM-4:30PM

259 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5560
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

 

News - Recreation

RIDGEWOOD SUMMER DAY CAMP 2020

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Ridgewood Summer Day Camp 2020
6 weeks - Tuesday, June 30 through Friday, August 7
Weekdays 9 am to 1:30 pm

Our outdoor adventure camp is for children in grades 1 through 6.  Campers enjoy swimming, organized games, arts and crafts, optional trips, special events and so much more. Activities will be held on the grounds of the Stable, the Community Center, Maple Park, Veteran's Field, Graydon Pool and Leuning Park.

The cost per resident child is $600, per non-resident child $850, which includes optional transportation from bus stops at Village elementary schools and Mt. Carmel Church. Campers must also possess a 2020 Graydon Pool membership – resident child $120, non-resident child $195.  Children are to bring lunch and beverages.

Registration will be open from April 1 through June 12, 2020. 

Please check back for more details as we prepare for the summer season.

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WINTER SESSION - JANUARY/FEBRUARY CLASSES

Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer the following classes during the winter session in January and February.  Click on each link for dates, time, location, etc.

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Food Adventure  
(Monday mornings)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle     (Tuesday mornings)
PreK Snow Much Fun with S.T.E.A.M.  (Tuesday afternoons)
Yoga Dance with the Joy of Motion  (Wednesday afternoons)
Garden Arts Picasso Half Pints  (Thursday afternoons)
Mini Doodler's Winter Wonderland  (Friday afternoons)

ELEMENTARY
Yoga/Art/Meditation with Colorful Warriors   (Monday afternoons)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C.   (*** New Day** Tuesday afternoons)
Real World S.T.E.A.M. Challenges with Education Explorers   (Wednesday afternoons)
Garden Arts Picasso Half Pints   (Thursday afternoons)
Super Science Mash Up with Explore Science  (Thursday afternoons)

SPECIAL NEEDS
ArtisticallyAbled All Inclusive Sensory SmARTS  
(Monday afternoons)
Every Kid's Life Skills  (Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings)

TEENS
Teen and Lean - Fun with Fitness and Strength  (Monday afternoons)
Teen Chefs in Training   (Wednesday afternoons)

ADULTS
Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch   (Tuesday afternoons)
Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin   (Wednesday afternoons)

Register online via Community Pass (Visa/Mastercard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).  Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed. 

FEBRUARY WINTER SCHOOL RECESS OFFERINGS

Ridgewood Recreation is pleased to offer the following special events during the February school break:

JEDI ENGINEERING LEGO CAMPS WITH PLAY-WELL TEKNOLOGIES

JEDI Darth VadarJEDI Yoda

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Grades K to 2, 9 am to 12 pm
The force awakens for young Jedi!  Come construct the Ewok Village on Endor and fly through space on X-wings.  Create motorized projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the empire!
Grades 3 to 5, 1 to 4 pm
Jedi Masters will enjoy an advanced course.  Use the force to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge At-At walkers on Hoth, and fly the Millennium Falcon.  All projects will apply real world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture.

The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
$45 per child ($55 non-residents).  Includes materials for on-site use only.

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CHILDREN'S SHOW - MAGIC WITH JOE FISCHER

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Parks and Recreation welcomes the return of Joe Fischer.  Come enjoy his astounding magic and watch for his afterschool program "Secrets of Magic" to be held in early spring with take home tricks each week.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11 am
The Anne Zusy Youth Center
Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue$5 - all attending (under 2 free)

Registration is available online via CommunityPass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (check/cash).

Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.

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PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW TRIP - MARCH 3, 2020

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation as we travel to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to enjoy the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show entitled "Riviera Holiday".  The show invites you to embrace the extraoridnary plant palette of some of the world's most captivating coastal regions that are like no other.  Come enjoy this beautiful event. 

Tuesday, March 3rd
$70 per person (includes admission to the show and coach bus transportation).  Lunch is on your own.
The bus will depart Graydon Pool parking lot at 8 am and return approximately 5:30 pm.

Register online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (cash/check).  Our registration flyer can be downloaded in the link below.

Philadelphia Flower Show - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND FORMS

The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the opportunity to hire and train young adults and adults for seasonal employment during the spring and summer months in various positions.  Applicants should be at least 16 years of age.  Returning staff are given first consideration and new applicants will be called as positions are available (beginning mid-March).  All will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.  

Positions include Day Camp Administrators and Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the awarded Water's Edge vendor.  NOTE: Day Camp staff attendance is mandatory for the full six week program, June 30 to August 7, 2020 as well as pre-camp trainings. 

For consideration, please mail a completed seasonal application and background investigation waiver (both linked below) to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  Accompanying resumes are suggested. 
Seasonal Application - Day Camp, Graydon Pool
Seasonal Applicaiton - Waterfront 2020
Background Investigation Waiver

Those hired will be required to submit the following mandadory forms:
Working Papers (for those under 18 years of age only)
Federal W-4
NJ W-4
Federal I-9 (with required identification documentation - see last page)
Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization



 

 

HEALTHBARN USA

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation welcomes HealthBarn USA to Habernickel Family Park, 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.  Children and grown-ups enjoy healthy-lifestyle educational programs which include growing, harvesting and cooking with fresh, natural foods from an organic teaching garden.  Registration has begun for the next session of programs being offered through the Village Recreation Department by HealthBarnUSA.  Click on the links below for program details and registration.

Seedlings, ages 3 to 5
Sprouts, ages 5 to 7                      
Harvesters, ages 8 to 12
Master Chefs, ages 12 and up
Holiday Break Camps
Summer Camp
Scout & Community Field Trip
Chef Table Workshops
Training

THE GARDEN GATE RESOURCE ROOM AT IRENE HABERNICKEL FAMILY PARK

Come, relax and browse through the many garden books in the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Resource Room at the Habernickel Family Park Gate House (2nd floor), 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.

The Resource Room will be open to the public on the following select Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 pm:
2019  - September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10
2020  - January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

STABLE USE FOR MEETINGS/EVENTS

Stable 2016 Photo by Glenn Hefferan cropped

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 STABLE ART GALLERY - EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Upcoming exhibits:
     January:   Pastel Society of New Jersey
     February:  Emily Beezley, oils and mixed media
     March:  Ridgewood Camera Club, photograpy

Artists who wish to have their artwork displayed at the Stable Art Gallery, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood may reach out for consideration.  Exhibits change monthly and include mixed media, photography, oils and acrylics, watercolors, drawings, textiles, and more. 

The cost to exhibit is $50 (resident), $75 (non-resident).  Art receptions are available for those who wish to invite family and friends to celebrate - the cost is $200 for a two-hour window.  Artists are required to sign a release waiver, and are asked to provide a title, a statement for the media, a personal artist biography, and the number of pieces planned for the exhibit.  Details of each display are covered in local news media, the Village website and seasonal departmental newsletters.

Kindly submit your interest, including examples, by email to Director Nancy Bigos, nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net. 

Some months remain available in 2019 - please call 201-670-5560 for details.

VILLAGE "ADOPT-A-TREE" PROGRAM

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 In order to maintain the tree canopy of the Village, the Shade Tree Commission offers a new "Adopt a Tree" program in addition to limited replacements offered annually in the Parks and Shade Tree budget.  Please find details in the link below.

Click Here to download the "Adopt-a-Tree Application"

Click here for a List of Approved Tree Species

THE NJ MAYOR'S WELLNESS CAMPAIGN

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.

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If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Dylan Hansen - 201-670-5500 x276 or by email dhansen@ridgewoodnj.net.

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