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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.

Contact - Recreation

  • Marge Anderson
    Assistant Recreation Superintendent

    Email: manderson@ridgewoodnj.net

    COM_CONTACTENHANCED_TELEPHONE: 201-670-5560

  • Mary Hefferan
    Office Assistant

    Email: mhefferan@ridgewoodnj.net

    COM_CONTACTENHANCED_TELEPHONE: 201-670-5560

  • Nancy A. Bigos
    Director of Parks and Recreation

    Email: nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net

    COM_CONTACTENHANCED_TELEPHONE: 201-670-5560

HOURS of OPERATION

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

259 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
(201) 670-5568
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

 

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SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the opportunity to hire and train young adults and adults for employment throughout the summer months in various seasonal positions.  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 25 to August 2, 2019 as well as pre-camp trainings. 

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age.  Returning staff are given first consideration.  New applicants will be called on for interview as positions are available (beginning early April).  All will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.  Federal, state and I-9 forms are required and will be provided by the Recreation Office.  Working papers (available through high school main offices) are required for all hires under 18 years of age.  NOTE: All seasonal staff will be required to undergo a criminal background check annually. 

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  Accompanying resumes are suggested.

Seasonal Application - Day Camp, Graydon Pool
Waterfront Seasonal Application

 

EARLY SPRING - MARCH/APRIL PROGRAMS

Registration has begun for the next session to begin in March.  Offerings are listed in order of preschool through adult.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Seed Adventure (Mondays - new dates)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (Tuesday mornings)

Spring S.T.E.M. with Education Explorers (Tuesday afternoons)
Yoga Dance with Joy of Motion (Wednesdays)
Mini Doodler Canvas Adventures with Abrakadoodle (Fridays)
Picasso Half-Pints with Garden Arts (Fridays)

ELEMENTARY
Healthy Snacks with HealthBarn USA (Mondays)
Yoga/Art/Meditation with Colorful Warriors (Mondays)
Animal Science with Explore Science  (Tuesdays) 
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesday)

Spring into S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers (Wednesdays)
Pinch Pot with Clay - Abrakadoodle  (Thursdays)
Green Kids Nature Club  (Thursdays)

Picasso Half-Pints with Garden Arts  (Fridays)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Teens on the Move (Mondays)
Little Light Yoga (Tuesdays)
Fly Tying 101 3-Week Workshop (Tuesdays)
Fly Fishing 101 (Tuesdays)
Teen Chefs in Training (Wednesdays)

ADULT
Nutrition 101 with HealthBarn USA  (Mondays)
Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch (Tuesdays)
Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin  (Wednesday afternoons)
Adult Programs at the Community Center             Registration Form
Fit & Strong - Special Adult Program                                                   

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.

 

APRIL RECESS SPECIAL OFFERINGS

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Click on the program links to find details on the special offerings during the April school recess.

SPRINGFEST CELEBRATION WITH HEALTHBARN USA-  Grades K-5, Friday, April 12th, 9:30 am to 1 pm at the Habernickel Park Gatehouse, 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood, $55 fee (non-residents $65).
Participants will welcome spring with a fun garden scavenger hunt, a nature hike, field games and a Garden-to-Table pizza party with homemade whole-wheat pizza made in the brick oven.

RED CROSS BABYSITTER'S TRAINING CERTIFICATION CLASS - Ages 11 to 15, Friday, April 12th, 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue.  $115 (non-residents $125). Bring a lunch and beverage
This certification course, offered by Elite Tactical Academy, helps identify safety problems and provides a meaningful classroom experience.  Learn about interviewing for a babysitting job, how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, how to perform basic first aid, diapering and feeding techniques, bedtime issues, and more.

MULTI-SPORTS CAMP WITH TGA PREMIER SPORTS - Grades 1-7, Monday through Thursday, April 15, 16, 17 and 18 (Saturday, April 20 for makeup if needed), at Maple Park and surrounding park areas.  Choose half-day from 9 am to 12 pm ($145) or full-day from 9 am to 3 pm ($170).  Non-residents may register if space allows - an additional $10 fee will apply.  Bring lunch/snacks and beverage each day.
Introductory sessions for golf, tennis, cheerleading, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.  Participants choose sports and schedule their days accordingly.  

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - Grades 7-12, Thursday, April 18th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Stable and surrounding parkland, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood.  $100 fee (non-residents $110). Bring lunch and beverage.
Students will learn general problem-solving skills and see how physics, geometry, triangles, algebraic math and science disciplines relate to solving a crime scene. After the classroom lecture, students will process a mock murder crime scene by collecting evidence using up-to-date techniques and methodologies learned. Designed to challenge students while having fun solving the crime, the class is taught by current and/or retired law enforcement detectives. 

Register for the above offerings online via CommunityPass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue (cash/check).

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

SPRING SPORTS

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer the following sport programs this spring:

PONYSHARE EQUESTRIAN INTRODUCTION - Ages 3 - 12, Special Needs Grades K-8
PRESCHOOL SQUIRTS MULTI SPORTS (Tuesdays) AND T-BALL (Thursdays) - Ages 2-5
SKATEBOARD INSTRUCTION WITH SHRED.CO - Grades 2-8
GOLF WITH SKYHAWKS - PreK through Grade 5
TENNIS - PreK through Adult (Wednesdays and/or Fridays)  Early Spring
PICKLEBALL - (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)  Adult Beginner/Intermediate 

Registration is available online via CommunityPass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (with the exception of Tennis).  Register in-person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.  

RIDGEWOOD SUMMER DAY CAMP 2019

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Ridgewood Summer Day Camp is for children entering Grades 1 through 6 in September. It will be held weekdays for six weeks, 9 am to 1:30 pm, Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, August 2, 2019.

The camp will be held at the Stable, Maple Park East, Graydon Pool, Leuning Park, Veteran's Field and the Community Center at Village Hall.

Activities include organized games, arts and crafts, swimming at Graydon Pool, optional trips and fun special events. Children are to bring a bag lunch and beverages.

Space is limited. Camp is open to residents and non-residents.  Pricing for resident campers is $600, non-residents $850, which includes bus transportation from various Village bus stops.  Graydon Pool badges are required for all campers. Badge pricing is $120 resident child, $195 non-resident child.

Registration for both camp and for Graydon Pool memberships will begin on April 1st , online at CommunityPass, www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass. The deadline for registration, as space is available, is Monday, June 10, 2019.  A $50 late fee will apply to any registration that can be accommodated after that date.
 
Please find operational details in the 2019 Summer Day Camp Parent Manual (may be subject to change).

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

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
February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 11

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

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

ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T. FOR 2019

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, ext 301 to speak to Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application
H.I.L.T. March Trip - Italian Feast of St. Joseph at Doolan's Shore Club of Spring Lake
H.I.L.T. April Trip - Newsies at Westchester Broadway Theatre
H.I.L.T. March Newsletter



 

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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