Parks & Shade Tree

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.

The Division of Parks is responsible for the maintenance of all Village owned parkland, athletic facilities, planting of flowerbeds (in cooperation with Project Pride) and landscaping throughout the community. In addition, the division is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Graydon Pool facility and grounds as well as all departmental special events throughout the year. 

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The Shade Tree Division is responsible for the maintenance and care of approximately 15, 000 Village owned street trees on 100 miles of public ways, as well as additional trees and shrubs in parks and on other public grounds. This includes all aspects, such as removal, planting, and pruning. The Shade Tree Division does a tree planting for Arbor Day, which is usually the last Friday in April. The division currently offers a memorial tree/bench program to honor the memory of a friend or family member.

Name Position Phone
Declan Madden Parks Supervisor 201-670-5565

News - Recreation




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Ridgewood Summer Day Camp will again offer a diversified program of swimming, arts and crafts, games, outdoor sports, special events, and trips for Village children entering grades 1 through 6. 

The six week program will be conducted weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, June 27th, and ending on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Activities will be held on the grounds of the Stable, The Community Center, Maple Park, Veteran's Field, Graydon Pool and Leuning Park.  Children are to bring their lunch and beverages.  The cost is $550 per child which includes optional bus transportation from local elementary schools.  All campers must also possess a 2017 Graydon Pool badge.   

Please find details by clicking on the Day Camp Parent Manual and be sure to share inportant information with your camper.

Camp registration and Graydon memberships are available through Community Pass at  The registration deadline for Summer Day Camp is Thursday, June 22nd.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.



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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for summer camps that are fun, informative, creative, educational and challenging.  Find all program and registration details in the links below.

Tennis Instruction and Camps with All Pro Tennis - all ages 
PonyShare Petite Equestrian, Pony Grooming & Riding and an afternoon 1/2 Day Camp - Preschool to Teen
Multi-Sports (Elementary) with US Sports Institute
Sport Squirts (Preschool) with US Sports Institute
Arts and Crafts/Drawing with Mrs. C, Grades 2 to 8
Let's Go Camping Abrakadoodle Style, ages 4 through 10

Skateboarding Summer Camps - Grades 1 to 6
Golf Camps with Skyhawks, Grades 1 through 6
LEGO® Core Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies, Grades K to 6
Full STEAM ahead! with Education Explorers, Grades K to 4
Lacrosse Mini Camp with US Sports Institute, ages 5 to 7

Register online via CommunityPass if applicable -

Don't hesitate to contact the Recreation Office if you have any questions or if special accomodations are needed - 201-670-5560, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


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Enjoy music under the stars on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.  No fee.  Find details in the following link:
Kasschau Memorial Shell - 2017 Summer Schedule


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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


Garden to Table Summer Camp, ages 5 to 15
Summer Seedlings, ages 3 to 5



For 20+ 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 last year 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.



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

Pickleball - Summer Session
Tennis with All Pro Tennis - Summer Instruction and Camps

Registration is available for all racquet sports.  Register in-person/by mail for All Pro Tennis 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.  


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




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.

Village "Adopt a Tree" Program


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 to speak to Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application
H.I.L.T. Schedule - January through June, 2017



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.