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Department of Recreation 

Caven Point Complex - 1 Chapel Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Tel:  (201)547-5003
Fax:  (201)547-4586

Ryan Strother, Director


It is the primary aim of the Department of Recreation to oversee the provision of activities that are rich in leisure, culture and physical fitness to the residents of Jersey City. JC Rec's Own 2014 Golden Gloves Boxing Champ Tony Rivera CaptionedThe Department ensures the utilization of the City’s recreational facilities, both indoor and outdoor, encouraging people of all ages to partake in activities that rejuvenate the body as well as the mind.

Specifically, the Department offers a wide array of activities that encompass but are not limited to ice skating, aerobics, swimming, and gymnastics as well as more conventional activities such as track, basketball, baseball and football.

The Department offers after school programs at the Jersey City YMCA and Armory and various public schools throughout the city.

During the summer months, the city’s children are invited to participate in the Summer Fun program which is a day-camp style experience, held at a multitude of parks and school gymnasiums throughout the city.

The Jersey City Department of Recreation strives to meet the needs of the athletic and active, all the while encouraging each and every resident to stay fit, relieve stress and become further acclimated with their surrounding community by way of recreational activities.

Look What We've Got! A New Quarterly Recreation Newsletter!
Worried that the whole family isn't getting enough exercise? Well, worry no more, my friend! Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Department of Recreation has a whole host of programs to help you and the kids get and STAY in shape.

To view or download the new, quarterly Recreation Newsletter, just click on the graphic below. And don't forget to check back regularly for the latest in what's hot at JC Rec!

View or download Newsletter here


See JC Recreation Calendar here!

Download Recreation Permits! 



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