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
Daniel Cramblitt Parks Manager 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 26th, and ending on Friday, August 3, 2018.  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 2018 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 Monday, June 11th.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.



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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer sport programs for all ages this spring:

SKATEBOARDING - Grades 2-6  (Wednesdays after school)
EQUESTRIAN - Ages 3-5, Ages 6-12, and Grades K-8 (special needs) (Tuesdays)
SPORT SQUIRTS (Tuesdays) AND T-BALL (Thursdays) - Ages 2-5

PICKLEBALL - Adults (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays) - SPRING
PICKLEBALL - Adults (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays) - SUMMER

GOLF - PreK through Grade 8 (Wednesdays)
TENNIS - PreK through Adult (Wednesdays and/or Fridays)  SPRING II
TENNIS - PreK through Adult (Mondays and/or Wednesdays)  SUMMER

Registration is available online via CommunityPass at (unless otherwise noted).  Register in-person/by mail 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.  


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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   (PreK to Adult)
Summer Arts & Crafts and Drawing with Mrs. C.   (Grades 2-8)
Multi-Sports and Sport Squirts with US Sports Institute   (Sessions ages 3-5 and ages 5-12)
Equestrian Introduction with PonyShare  (PreK and elementary sessions)
Skateboarding Summer Camps  (Ages 8 to 14)
Golf Camps with Skyhawks    (Grades 1 through 6)
Rumble in the Jungle with Abrakadoodle  (PreK and elementary sessions)
Robotics and Little Bits with Explore Science   (Grades 2-5)
S.T.E.A.M. with Education Explorers   (PreK and elementary sessions)
Lacrosse Camp with US Sports Institute   (ages 5-7)

Register online via CommunityPass if applicable - under Village Parks and Recreation (Visa/MasterCard), or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (cash/check).

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.


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 the second Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 3 pm, on the following dates:

January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October  9, November 13, December 11 


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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 Broadway tunes, Calypso, Reggae, Jazz, Best of Rock and Soul, Country Western, Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band and so much more.  No fee to attend.

Find details in the following link:
Kasschau Memorial Shell - 2018 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


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





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


Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Administrators and Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the Water's Edge vendor. 

NOTE: Day Camp staff attendance is mandatory for the full six week program, June 25 to August 3, 2018 as well as pre-camp trainings. 

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age.  All will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.  

All hires require an approved Ridgewood Police Department criminal background check.

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  Accompanying resumes are suggested.

Seasonal Application - Day Camp, Graydon Pool

Waterfront Seasonal Application



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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


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.