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

    dschablik@ridgewoodnj.net

    201-670-5560

  • Katie Frey
    Recreation Supervisor

    kfrey@ridgewoodnj.net

    201-670-5560

  • Mary Hefferan
    Office Assistant

    mhefferan@ridgewoodnj.net

    201-670-5560

  • Nancy A. Bigos
    Director of Parks and Recreation

    nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net

    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

2020 Fall Programs

 

Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for returning favorites with all new projects.  Find our offerings listed by age and click on each link for program details.

PRESCHOOL
 

My First Art with Abrakadoodle    (Monday mornings)                                                                                               
Storybooks and Little Cooks with Annie's Artisanal Cookery  (Wednesday mornings)

 

 

Storytime & Garden Adventure with HealthBarn USA (Monday mornings)

Mini Doodler's "Paint & Clay"    (Friday afternoons)    

ELEMENTARY

Secrets of Magic with Joe Fischer  (Monday afternoons) 

Garden Arts Picasso Half-Pints (Tuesday afternoons)

Sports Squirts  (Tuesday afternoons)

Skateboard Instruction with Shred Co. (Tuesday afternoons)

 

 

 

Youth Arylics/Drawing with Mrs. C.   (Wednesday afternoons)

Environmental S.T.E.A.M with Education Explorers  (Wednesday afternoons)

Tennis Instruction   (Wednesday or Friday afternoons)

T-ball Squirts   (Thursday afternoons)

Green Kids Nature Club   (Thursday afternoons) 

TEENS
Teen Chefs in Training   (Wednesday afternoons)     
 

  

Fly Tying 101   (Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons)

ADULTS
Acrylics with Sandi Chanoch   (Tuesday afternoons)

 

 

 

Watercolors with Dorrie Rifkin   (Wednesday afternoons)

 Pantry Organization 101 with Annie's Artisanal Cookery  (Monday mornings)

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. 

COVID 19 UPDATE

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 summer and early fall 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 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.           

          
Wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.


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.


Click here for Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Court Guidelines due to Covid 19 (Reopening of Courts) *Note Doubles now allowed

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

 

Recreation

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.

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2020 Summer Mini Camps

Tennis Instruction and Camps with All Pro Tennis
DINO-mite Art Camp with Abrakadoodle
Multi-Sports Camp and Sports Squirts with US Sports Institute  (Flyer)   (Registration Form)
Golf with TGA Golf Adventures
Animation with IncrediFlix - Lego Flix
Skateboarding Summer Camps with Shred.Co
Lacrosse with US Sports Institute
 

KASSCHAU MEMORIAL SHELL - SUMMER SCHEDULE

KASSCHAU

Enjoy free musical performances under the stars, Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout the summer at the Kasschau Memorial Shell at Veteran's Field (located behind the Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue).  Programs include a Simon and Garfunkel tribute band, Rock and Soul, Classic Oldies, Calypso, Reggae, Jazz, Country Western, Refugee - Tom Petty Tribute Band, Lou Gallo's children's show, Swing, Popular Gospel and so much more.  No fee to attend.
Kasschau Shell 2020 Schedule

THE STABLE ART GALLERY - EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Vintage clip art antique pocket watch the graphics fairy clipartcow

Upcoming exhibits: 

August-Stacy Lack (mixed media)

September-Andrew Weatherly (acrylic, photography, poetry)

October-The Blue Field Artists-Lisa D'Amico (painting & photography)

November-Jim Nonas (collage)

December-Agnes Collis (oil)  

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. 

Please call 201-670-5560 for details.

HEALTHBARN USA

HealthBarn Logo

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

 

COMMUNITY GARDENS WITH RIDGEWOOD RECREATION

garden

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)

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.

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 select Tuesdays, from 1 to 3 pm

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

VILLAGE "ADOPT-A-TREE" PROGRAM

2017ST6

 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

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
 

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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