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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

  • Deanna Schablik
    Recreation Program Coordinator

    Email: dschablik@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5560

  • Katie Frey
    Recreation Supervisor

    Email: kfrey@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

GRAYDON BADGE SALES

IN AN EFFORT TO FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND VILLAGE OFFICES BEING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME, THE BADGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR IN PERSON REGISTRATION.  SO SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

COVID 19 UPDATE

Parks and Recreation Department
COVID 19 Update

            While we as a village are making every effort to slow the spread of COVID 19 and reduce the impact it is having
on our residents and health care system; we are also continuing to monitor this evolving public health situation and modify
the municipal services provided to our community.

            As the late spring and early summer season approach, the Parks and Recreation Department
is continuing its plan to provide the Village with quality programs, safe, clean parks and facilities. Understand that
these offerings, the facility operations and park use may not resemble those of past as we follow the CDC Guidance for
Administrators in Parks & Recreation Facilities directives, the White House “Opening America” three phase approach, and the NJ Governor’s office.

 Program registration is currently ongoing, but know that refunds will be issued for programs or memberships cancelled 
due to the COVID 19 virus and the need to adhere to proper health care guidelines.           

            The local Office of Emergency Management has closed all fields, playgrounds and recreational facilities until further notice;
although the walking paths, parks, Community Gardens, tennis courts (as of May 22, 2020; singles only), pickleball courts (as of May 29, 2020; singles only) and restrooms are open.  Parks are open for "passive" recreation only (ie: walking, jogging, biking, fishing). 
Practice social distancing at all times.

During this time, residents are encouraged to stay home whenever possible.
Visit the departmental website and facebook page for updates and alternative recreational activities.

We understand the recreational needs of the community and will continue to work for you.

GRAYDON POOL WILL NOT OPEN ON SATURDAY, MAY 30.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS!
Click here for Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Court Guidelines due to Covid 19 (Reopening of Courts)

Click here for player tips and recommendations from USTA (United States Tennis Association) for playing tennis safely
during Covid 19.
  

 

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CAMP ADVENTURE 2020 - REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1ST

Tennis Instruction and Camps with All Pro Tennis
DINO-mite Art Camp with Abrakadoodle
Arts & Crafts Mini-Camp
Multi-Sports Camp and Sports Squirts with US Sports Institute  (Flyer)   (Registration Form)
Pokémon Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies
Golf with TGA Golf Adventures
Animation with IncrediFlix - Lego Flix
Skateboarding Summer Camps with Shred.Co
Lacrosse with US Sports Institute
Camp Adventure 2020 - Click on "Camp Adventure 2020" to see a description of all listings.

SPRING PROGRAMS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

All dates of programs are postponed until further notice.  Check the links for updated flyers.  Please check back periodically.

Registration will remain open.  Offerings are listed in order of preschool through adult.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Planting Adventure with HealthBarn USA  (Monday mornings)
Garden Arts Picasso Half-Pints  (Mondays)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (Tuesday mornings) - CANCELLED
Spring into S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers  (Tuesday afternoons)
Multi Sports Squirts with US Sports Institute (Tuesdays) - CANCELLED
Yoga Dance with Joy of Motion  (Wednesdays)
T-Ball Squirts with US Sports Institute (Thursdays) - CANCELLED
Abrakadoodle's Mini Doodler Art with HeART  (Fridays) - CANCELLED

ELEMENTARY 
Super Mash Up 2.0 with Explore Science   (Mondays)
Garden Arts Picasso Half-Pints   (Mondays)
Acrylics and Drawing with Mrs. C.   (Tuesdays)

Spring into S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers  (Wednesdays)
Secrets of Magic with Joe Fischer   (Thursdays) - CANCELLED
Green Kids Nature Club  (Thursdays)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fly Fishing 101 - New Dates (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Teen Chefs in Training with HealthBarn USA - New Dates (Wednesdays)

 
ADULT
Nutrition 101 with HealthBarn USA  (Monday mornings) - CANCELLED

Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch  (Tuesdays)
Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin  (Wednesday afternoons)
 
All-Inclusive Culinary and Wellness Skills for Young Adults  (Thursday evenings)                                                    

Register online via Community Pass (Visa/Mastercard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood (cash/check).  Non-residents may join all programs, an additional $10 fee will apply.  Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with any questions or if special accommodations are needed. 

BEEKEEPING SEMINAR

Bee Box

Beekeeping Within The Village
An Introduction to Beekeeping - For New Beekeepers - **NEWEST DATE** Sunday, April 19th Please check back for new date.

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 several elementary and both middle school bus stops within the Village. 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 15, 2020.  After June 15th a $50 late fee will be charged if registration is approved.

Please find important information in the 2020 Summer Day Camp Parent Manual.

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

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND FORMS

Job Openings

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
 

COMMUNITY GARDENS WITH RIDGEWOOD RECREATION

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For 30+ years the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department has offered a community garden in Maple Park for Village residents who wish to create vegetable/flower gardens and do not have the proper space at their home.  There are 32 plots, each 10 ft. x 12 ft., in Maple Park and 3 plots were added at Habernickel Park.  Gardeners from the prior year are offered plots first and once it is determined how many plots remain, residents are contacted in order of waitlisted requests.  The cost is $50 for each plot.  Please contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 to be placed on the current waitlist.
2020 Community Garden - Maple Parks East and Irene Habernickel Family Park (The gathering with neighboring gardeners has been cancelled for Tuesday, May 12th)

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

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Upcoming exhibits:  Updated information Coming Soon!    

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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