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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.
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Marge Anderson Office Manager 201-670-5560

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APRIL RECESS SPECIAL OFFERINGS

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Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for some fun shows and programs planned during the April recess.

PRESCHOOL OF ROCK - A rock show Monday, April 10th, 11 am, The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, $5 admission all attending (under 2 free).
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PAT'S PALS ANIMAL PRESENTATION - Tuesday, April 11th, 11 am, The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, $5 admission all attending (under 2 free).
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WACKY WEATHER WITH EDUCATION EXPLORERS - Grades 1 to 5, Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11, 10 am to 12:30 pm each day, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, $100 (non-residents $110), all materials provided.
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SKYHAWK'S SPRING BREAK GOLF CAMP - Grades 1 to 6, Monday through Thursday, April 10, 11, 12 and 13, 9 am to 12 noon each day at Leuning Park, $180 (non-residents $190), all equipment provided. 
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ABRAKADOODLE'S SPRING FLING - Grades K to 4, Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 am to 12 noon, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, $60 (non-residents $70), includes all materials.
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PAINT PARTY WITH MS. BERN - Emoji and Beenie Boo portraits.  Ages 5 and up, Thursday, April 13, 9:30 to 12 noon, at the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, $50 (non-residents $60), all materials provided.
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Purchase tickets or register for programs online via CommunityPass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (Visa/MasterCard) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue (cash/check).

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

SPRING RACQUET SPORTS

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

Platform Tennis 

Pickleball
Tennis with All Pro Tennis

Registration is available for all raquet 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.  

PONYSHARE - PREK, ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL NEEDS

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation welcomes the return of PonyShare with programs to introduce safety on and around horses, grooming, riding skills, tack and harness, body language and more.  Sessions for preschool, elementary and special needs.  Some riding each session.  Click on the link below for all details.

PonyShare - Spring 2017

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.

SPRING SPORT OFFERINGS WITH RECREATION

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer several sport introductions, promoting physical fitness and interest towards lifelong hobbies. Click on the links below for details.

Sport Squirts with U.S. Sports Institute 
T-Ball with U.S. Sports Institute 
Lacrosse with U.S. Sports Institute
Hoopster Tots with Skyhawk 
Golf with Skyhawks
Tennis with All Pro Tennis - Early Spring (April)
Tennis with All Pro Tennis - Session II (May)

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.

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL AND EARTH DAY FAIR

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Ridgewood Water's Journey "From Rain to Drain" is the focus of this year's Earth Day festivities . . . our important natural rescouce, where it comes from, how it's processed and where it goes.

Sunday, April 23, 11 am to 2 pm
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Sonsored in part by the Ridgewood Environmental Adisory Committee (REAC) and Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands (CRPL), there will be educational displays, water conservation, a petting zoo, crafts, live music by "Blue Plate Special" and the fun "Daffy Dog Parade".  Please join us, rain or shine - no admission fee.

EARLY SPRING CLASSES - MARCH AND APRIL 2017

Registration has begin for the next session to begin in March.  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)
Mini-Doodler with Abrakadoodle (Wednesdays)
Yoga Dance with The Joy of Motion (Thursdays)

ELEMENTARY
Garden Arts for Kids (Mondays)
Chemical Engineering with Education Explorers (Mondays)
After School Art with Mrs. C. (Acrylics and Drawing - Wednesdays)

Tech Titans with Education Explorers (Thursdays)
Paint It! Mold It! with Abrakadoodle (Thursdays)
Green Kids (Fridays)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School Fitness with GYMGUYZ

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 March and April.

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.

 

EARLY SPRING SESSION - ADULTS AND SENIORS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER

Join Ridgewood Parks and Recreation for the next session of classes to be held March and April at the Community Center.  Find details in the following link:

EARLY SPRING SESSION - MARCH/APRIL         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
 

SPECIAL SPRING OFFERING
SPRING STORYTIME AND GARDEN ADVENTURE - ALL ABOUT SEEDS

SUMMER DAY CAMP

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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.   

More details and the Day Camp Parent Manual to follow. 

Camp registration and Graydon memberships will be available April 1st through Community Pass at www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.

 

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Administrators, Day Camp 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 26 to August 4, 2017. 
Applications will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.

Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
2017 Seasonal Employment Application
2017 Waterfront Lifeguard Employment Application for Graydon Pool

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

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 - January through June, 2017

H.I.L.T. Trip - Hotel Fauchere & Milford Garden Club - April 20, 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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