Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation

Recreation Department

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Register for a recreation program by clicking on the Community Pass icon!

430 Park Avenue Map

Town Hall, Room 113

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

(908) 322-6700, ext. 223



Office Hours:


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Director: Matt Mercurio

(908) 322-6700 ext. 220


Assistant Director: Julie Aylesworth

(908) 322-6700 ext. 222


Facility Manager: Chris Monahan

(908) 322-6700 ext. 253



Scotch Plains Senior Trip to Mamma Mia!

The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee is sponsoring a trip to the iconic Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, NY to see a performance of the hit broadway and movie "Mamma Mia!" on Thursday, April 13. The bus will leave from Scotch Hills parking lot at 9 a.m.


Registration for this special event opens on February 13. The cost for the one-day program is $55 for Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents and $57 for everyone else.


For more information, call Laura Swidersky at 908-322-6700 Ext. 222 or 908-889-2084. Click here to view the flier. 

Senior Transportation Registration Form

Click here to download the Senior Transportation Registration form to qualify for trips to the following places:

  • Monday: Fanwood Club
  • Tuesday: Scotch Plains Meridian Club
  • Wednesday: Blue Star Shopping Center
  • Thursday: Scotch Plains Golden Agers Club
  • Friday: Blue Star Shopping Center

For more information, contact Lynn Barattucci at 908-322-6700 Ext. 225 or email at

Small Fry Camp Registration Opens Feb. 7

Registration for the Small Fry Camp (3-5 years-old) at Green Forest Park will open on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m.


There will be three separate sessions to choose from this summer including:


Session 1: July 5-14

  • 9:00 to 11:15 a.m. ($145) or 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. ($115)

Session 2: July 17-28

  • 9:00 to 11:15 a.m. ($155) or 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. ($125)

Session 3: July 31 - August 11

  • 9:00 to 11:15 a.m. ($155) or 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. ($125)

For more information, please contact Recreation Director Matt Mercurio at 908-322-6700 Ext. 220 or

Summer Day Camp Employment Opportunity

The Township of Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation Department is hiring camp counselors for the upcoming 2017 Summer Day Camp. The annual camp is offered to boys and girls from K-6th Grade and will be held at Brookside Park from July 5 through August 11 from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m.


Click here to download the employment application. The deadline to apply is March 3. 


For more info, contact Julie Aylesworth at

Summer Day Camp Registration Opens Jan. 31

Registration for Summer Day Camp (K-6th Grade) will open on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m.


The six-week camp will run from Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, August 11  at Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Avenue). Cost for the program is $390 plus additional trips (optional). 


Click here to view the flyer. 


* As of January 31, there are no more vacant spots. You can add your add you name to the waiting list. 


For more information, please contact Recreation Director Matt Mercurio at 908-322-6700 Ext. 220 or

Employment Application: Summer Day Camp

Employment applications are now open for candidates for Scotch Plains' Summer Day Camp. 


The camp is a six-week program that runs from Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, August 11. Counselors must commit to work throughout the entire program.


The deadline to complete the application is Friday, March 3. 


Click here to download the employment form. 

Registration for Recreation Programs

The Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation Department will be rolling out a number of initiatives for 2017.


To download the registration form, click here.

Basketball Camp: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

Sign-ups are underway for the Winter K-2 Basketball Clinic (January 9 - March 13, 2017). All sessions will take place on Mondays at the Evergreen Elementary School Gym. Session times follow:

  • Kindergarten Clinic: 6-6:45 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Clinic: 6:45-7:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Clinic: 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Parents can register via Community Pass or in person at the Recreation Office. Registration for each kid is $80.


For more info, email Matt Mercurio at

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Ponderosa Park, 1600 Cooper Road near Fenimore Map

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