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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

    manderson@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

 

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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.

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CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVALS AT HABERNICKEL GATEHOUSE

FALL FUN FESTIVAL

Elementary aged children are invited to join HealthBarn USA, in partnership with Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, for two fun fall harvest celebrations at the Irene Habernickel Family Park Gatehouse, 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood.  
Early Fall Harvest Celebration - Monday, September 30, 9:30 am to 1 pm, $55 (non-residents $65).
Participants will enjoy a fun garden scavenger hunt, a nature hike, field games, and a Garden-to-Table pizza lunch with homemade whole-wheat pizza in our brick oven. 
Fall Harvest Festival - Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 am to 12 noon, $30 (non-residents $40).
Children will enjoy fun fall crafts, healthy cooking creations, and fun fall activities including a scavenger hunt, making leaf art, a nature hike, making a pumpkin smoothie, playing corn toss, and walking through the pumpkin patch.

Register online via Community Pass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (under Village Parks and Recreation, Visa/MasterCard) or in person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ  07450 (cash/check).  Our registration forms are attached for your convenience.  Please call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.

Early Harvest Celebration

Fall Harvest Festival

FALL PROGRAMS - SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

Registration has begun for our Fall Session I September/October classes is now available.  Offerings are listed in order of preschool through adult.  Please click the links below for program details/printable registration form.   

PRESCHOOL
Storytime and Garden Adventure 
(Monday morning or afternoon)
My First Art with Abrakadoodle  (Tuesday mornings)
S.T.E.A.M. in Nature with Education Explorers  (Tuesday afternoons)
Yoga Dance with the Joy of Motion  (Wednesday afternoons)
Garden Arts for Kids, Picasso Half-Pints (Thursday afternoons)
Mini Doodler's 3D Art Adventure with Abrakadoodle (Friday afternoons)

ELEMENTARY

Yoga/Art/Meditation with Colorful Warriors 
(Monday afternoons)
ArtisticallyAbled Special Needs Art  (Monday early evenings)
Every Kid's Life Skills with HealthBarn USA  (Monday early evenings)
Space Science Series with Explore Science  (Tuesday afternoons)
Drawing and Acrylics with Mrs. C.   (Wednesday afternoons)
Super S.T.E.A.M with Education Explorers  (Wednesday afternoons)
Garden Arts for Kids, Picasso 1/2 Pints   (Thursday afternoons)
Green Kids Nature Club  (Thursday afternoons)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fly Fishing 101
  (Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons)
Teen Chefs in Training 
(Wednesday afternoons)
Little Light Yoga  (Wednesday afternoons)

"Stay Safe" Middle School Self Defense Workshop  
(Monday, October 7th)

ADULT
Annie's Artisanal Cookery Easy Sheet Pan Meals 
(Mondays)
Nutrition 101 with HealthBarn USA  (Mondays)

Adult Acrylics
 (Tuesday afternoons)
Adult Watercolors  (Wednesday mornings)
Adult Watercolors 
 (Wednesday afternoons)

Please watch for details on Adult/Senior classes to be held at the Community Center in September and October.

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.

FALL SPORT OFFERINGS WITH RECREATION

sports equip

Click on the links below for details, including how to register for sport offerings this fall.
Sports Squirts with US Sports Institute (ages 2 to 5) Tuesdays
Lacrosse with US Sports Institute (ages 3 to 7)  Thursdays
Skateboarding with Shred.Co  (grades 2 through 8)  Mondays
Tennis with All Pro Tennis (PreK through Adult) Wednesdays and Fridays 
Pickleball (Adults) Tuesdays and Thursdays  

NOVEMBER RECESS OFFERINGS

Snakes n Scales Nov 2019

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LEGO Minecraft Nov 2019

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Register/purchase tickets online via CommunityPass or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood.  Contact the Recreation Office with questions or if special accommodations are needed.  Tel:  201-670-5560.

 

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

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:
     September:  Oils by Katherine Jennings
     October:  Oils by John Grisoni
     November:  Students of Dorrie Rifkin Watercolors
     December:  Photographs by Sherry Frank

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. September Trip - Caesars, Atlantic City (plus slot play bonus, buffet lunch and Tribute to Beautful Show)
H.I.L.T. September 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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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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