PARKS & RECREATION

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.

Parks
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. 

Shade Tree
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
Daniel Cramblitt Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Shade Tree 201-670-5565

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CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 9TH - GRADES K-5

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Elementary aged children are invited to join HealthBarn USA, in partnership with Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, for an autumn harvest celebration.  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.

Grades K through 5
Monday, October 9th
9:30 am to 12 noon
The Irene Habernickel Family Park
1057 Hillcrest Road
$30 per child (non-residents $40)

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 form is attached for your convenience.

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

 

FALL RECREATION SESSION - SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2017

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

PRESCHOOL
My First Art with Abrakadoodle (with caregiver -Tuesdays)
Yoga Dance with The Joy of Motion (Wednesdays)
Mini-Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Wednesdays)
Live, Love Music! with Preschool of Rock (Fridays)

ELEMENTARY
The Science of Slime with Education Explorers (Mondays)
Memorabilia Art with Garden Arts (Mondays)
Drones and Flight with Explore Science (Tuesdays)
Acrylics/Drawing with Mrs. C. (Wednesdays)
Full STEAM Ahead with Education Explorers (Wednesdays)
Abrakadoodle's Dream It, Paint It, Create It (Thursdays)
Green Kid's Nature Club (Thursdays)

ADULT
Adult Cooking with Annie's Artisanal Cookery (Mondays)

Adult Acrylics (Tuesday afternoons)
Adult Watercolors (Wednesdays)

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

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer several sports for physical fitness. Click on the links below for details.

Lacrosse with U.S. Sports Institute (ages 4-6) Mondays
Sport Squirts with U.S. Sports Institute (ages 2-5) Tuesdays
Golf with Skyhawks (PreK through Grade 8) Wednesdays
T-Ball with U.S. Sports Institute (ages 2-5) Thursdays
Tennis with All Pro Tennis (PreK through Adult) Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Pickleball (Adults) Wednesdays and Fridays
Platform Tennis at URTC (Fall and Early Winter, Tuesdays and Sundays ~ Open House October 14th)

Register online via CommunityPass or in-person/by mail to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
Call the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 with questions or if special accommodations are needed.

PARKS AND RECREATION TRIP TO CHIHULY NIGHTS ~ NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS

 

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Trip to CHIHULY Nights - New York Botanical Gardens, Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

WALKTOBER - CELEBRATE WITH A WALK IN THE WOODS

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation and the Ridgewood Wildscape for a walk through Kings Pond and Gypsy Pond Parks.  These two parks make up a contiguous 38 acre natural forest containing a large pond, babbling brooks, glacial rock outcrops, giant trees, ferns, wetlands, and a variety of birds and mammals.

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:30 pm
(raindate is 10/29)

All will meet at the park entrance located at the cul-de-sace at intersection of Mountain Avenue and McKinley Road.  Enter Mountain Avenue and there will be signs. Please dress appropriately.

Pre-registration is required.  There is no fee to attend, but a donation of $5 per family to Ridgewood Wildscape Assn. will be very much appreciated.
Click on the form below to download and submit your reservation.
Walktober Details and Registration Form

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

FALL OFFERINGS
Fall Harvest Celebration - NEW DATE Monday, October 9th
Storytime and Garden Adventure
Garden to Table Family Pizza
All About Garlic

SUMMER OFFERINGS

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

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.

Village "Adopt a Tree" Program

STABLE USE FOR MEETINGS/EVENTS

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

ATTENTION SENIORS - JOIN H.I.L.T. FOR 2017

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 - July through December, 2017

 

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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