The Jersey City Department of Recreation, led by Director Lucinda McLaughlin, 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 various public schools throughout the city.

Recreation Jersey City Recreation is expanding after-school programming for kids.

Due the Covid-19 emergency, we will be canceling or postponing all programs, events and facility rentals through June 30, 2020. All summer camp programs re also on hold. 

Anyone who has already registered for programs and events that required fees through the end of May will receive a refund.

You may contact us at 201-547-5003 or by email


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.

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