The Jersey City Department of Recreation, led by Director Arthur Williams, strives to meet the needs of the athletic and active, all while encouraging each and every resident to stay fit, relieve stress and become further acclimated with their surrounding community by way of recreational activities.
The Recreation Department encourages people of all ages to partake in activities all year round.  After school programs are also offered at the Jersey City YMCA and Armory and various public schools throughout the city.
Jersey City Recreation is expanding after-school programming for kids. Click here to learn more.

Just added:
Fishing Derby - Register online Before July 15, 2019
RecNation Summer Basketball Development League / Boys & Girls 10 yrs. - 14yrs.
2019 Summer Food Program For Children / June 24, through August 16, 2019
Pershing Field Roller Skating Rink / Season Opening 2019
Pershing Field - 2 Sessions - Roller Skating Rink - School Field Trips
Pershing Field - 3 Sessions - Roller Skating Rink - Field Trips
Fishing Program /Jersey City Reservoir 2019
Jersey City Futbol Academy / Travel Team 2019
2019 Jersey City Jets Football Application 
RecNation Flag Rugby -  2019
RecNation Tennis 2019 / Boys & Girls 7yrs. - 13 yrs.
Power Swim Clinic / Teens &  Adults - 15 yrs. - 24 yrs.
RecNation / Started November 5th 2018 - 2019
Swimming At Pershing Field
Shoot For The Stars / Soccer Hubs  2018 - 2019
Adult Fitness / St Peter's University 55-Club -2019


Rec Desk is a unique and effective online tool the Recreation Department utilizes to allow residents to search and register for recreational programs citywide.  Click here to get active.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201)547-5003
  • fax(201)547-4586
  • Caven Point Complex
    1 Chapel Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Lucinda McLaughlin, Acting Director

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