Effective April 1, 2023 the Village of Ridgewood, Graydon Pool/Tennis and Pickleball Memberships/Skatepark, and Village of Ridgewood Summer Day Camp Registrations will be subject to a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions. Convenience fees are to be paid to the service provider by the Village of Ridgewood.
Purchase your Graydon Pool membership on Community Pass. Visa/MasterCard accepted. In-person assistance at the Graydon Badge Office.
Daily Guest Passes are available for Ridgewood residents and non-residents with a member.
- Ridgewood residents may purchase a guest pass by showing proof of residency
- Non-resident members are permitted to bring guests.
- Guests must be sponsored by a resident or pool member who is 18 or older.
- Grandparents, babysitters, and caretakers cannot be the guests of a child member unless they hold a babysitter badge.
- Residents and members must stay with their sponsored guests for the entirety of their visit.
- Daily Guest Forms must be filled out for each visit. Blank forms can be found at the check-in desk at Graydon, the Badge office, or can now be printed from this site and filled out prior to entering for expedited admission.
- Resident Guest Passes - $15 a day
- Non-Resident Guest Passes - $20 a day
New to GroupSpot
For first-timers, there are a few steps that need to happen before you join your new group. Regardless of how you've been invited (email, text, QR Code, etc.), you will first be routed to your respective app store where you will need to download GroupSpot. Once downloaded, you will open the app and create an account on GroupSpot. Once your account has been created, there are three ways to join:
- Invite Link - Invite links are the most common way to invite new members to a group. They can come in an email or text and are easy to access.
- Invite Code - Invite codes are helpful if you don't have an invite link. From your group's home screen, select the QR code icon at the top right to get to the new screen where your invite code can be typed in.
- QR Code - QR Codes are great when you're sitting next to someone looking to join your group. They are easy to pull up and scan by the member prospect.
Graydon Pool has a sand beachfront throughout the facility and features an accessibility ramp for entry into the water for those requiring assistance, spray fountains in the fenced-in Kiddie area, Adirondack chairs, shade systems, picnic area with tables, charcoal grills, and a sheltered pavilion, a playground with sitting area, volleyball and basketball courts and Wi-Fi accessibility.
Graydon Pool is also home to the Waters' Edge Cafe concession stand. Open daily (weather permitting) at noon. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
Graydon Pool is also home to the Graydon Competitive Swim team for swimmers ages 8-17 who have passed the deep water test. They will learn refined stroke mechanics, and racing techniques, and build endurance. Practices are daily, with home and away swim meets during the July 3 to July 28th season. Registration Opens April 1st.
Looking for swim lessons? Graydon Pool offers Youth Swim Instruction Monday through Friday from July 3 to July 28. swimmers ages 1-4 are eligible for the Parent and Toddler/Pre-school class where they will learn basic swimming skills and water safety with the assistance of a parent/guardian (over 16 years old). The Youth level 1-6 Swim classes are for swimmers in grades K-8. These progressive classes build skills at each level. Skills that focus on water exploration, stroke mechanics and coordination, and safety. Level 4 will start preparing swimmers to pass the deep water test. Participants must be evaluated prior to being enrolled. This popular program has limited spaces available in each level in an effort to provide small intimate safe classes. Registration opens on April 1st.
For adults, Graydon Pool offers Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) programs. An introductory course allows participants to utilize SUP boards in the water, practicing stand-up exercises using a paddle to balance and move. Yoga workshops allow for beginners and seasoned yogis a chance to attend one class and cross it off their bucket list or register for the complete SUP Yoga program. During workshops, participants will learn various yoga poses while balancing their paddleboard on the water.
Storytime on the Beach is held every Thursday at 3:30 pm, allowing for children and parents to gather in the Kiddie area and listen to a story read by a different Ridgewood resident each week and participate in a craft they can take home. This is a free event, and announcements are made over the loudspeaker reminding patrons prior to the start time.
Just because the sun goes down, doesn't mean the fun has to end. Twice a summer, Graydon Pool hosts Movies on the Beach. Movies will be announced once confirmed. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or a chair, visit the Waters' Edge Cafe, and enjoy a night under the stars.
We Are Hiring
Applications will be accepted throughout the year. The deadline for all new applicants is April 1st, 2024. Returning employees must submit their applications by February 28th, 2024.
New Interviews will be conducted in March/April. Trainings will begin in late April/early May.
The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the opportunity to hire and train young adults and adults for seasonal employment during the spring and summer months in various positions.
Applicants should be at least 16 years of age. Returning staff are given first consideration and new applicants will be called as positions are available (beginning early March). All will be considered for experience and certifications.
Positions for Graydon Pool include Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, Security Attendants, Badge Sale Attendants, and Maintenance. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the awarded Water's Edge Cafe vendor.
Application Process- Click on the link below for Lifeguard or Summer Employment. Applicant should fill out all required lines, any application left incomplete will not be accepted. Once completed, save the document and email it to the Recreation Office or to the attention of Katie Frey. If you cannot submit it electronically, the document can be printed and completed in ink only. Pictures of documents cannot be accepted. Once complete it can be mailed to:
259 N Maple Avenue
Attn. Katie Frey
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Returning employees should submit applications by February 28, 2024 all new applicants must submit prior to April 1, 2024.
The application document consists of the application for the position, a background investigation waiver, federal W-4, New Jersey W-4, Federal I-9, and direct deposit forms. These are all mandatory in order to begin employment and must be submitted each year. The federal I-9 also requires supporting documentation (a photo id and social security card) that must be submitted at the same time as the application.
For those under 18 years of age, you will need to fill out working papers.
To be a lifeguard at Graydon Pool, applicants must be a Certified Waterfront Lifeguard. For those who have a Basic Lifeguarding Skills Certificate, a waterfront bridging course is necessary. Graydon Pool offers training sessions for new Waterfront Guards, Re-certifications, and Bridging classes for Basic Lifeguards.
Registration form and class details to be announced.
Registration will be available online via CommunityPass (under Graydon Pool) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N Maple Avenue, Ridgewood NJ 07450.
Those who wish to take the lifeguarding class earlier can attend the Ridgewood YMCA sessions. These classes will certify you as a lifeguard, but you will not be qualified to guard at a sand-bottom pool such as Graydon until you complete the bridging certification class. Visit the Lifeguard Training page to learn more.