Scotch Plains Department of Parks and Recreation

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Contact Us:

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Mailing Address: 

430 Park Avenue  Map

Town Hall, Room 113

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076



Phone: 908-322-6700 x223





Fax: 908-322-6545

Register for a program by clicking on this Community Pass icon!

Shawnee Make-Up Date Added


The Shawnee trip on January 12th that was cancelled due to bad weather has been rescheduled to February 23rd.


2018 Spring Girls' Softball League

Coaches Needed for Girls' Softball League

2018 Spring Girls Softball Coach Applica
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2018 Spring Girls' K-1 Softball Clinic

Coaches Needed for Girls' K-1 Softball Clinic

2018 Spring - K-1 Girls Softball Clinic
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2018 Summer Day Camp at Brookside Park


Registration Opens February 13th at 10 am for Scotch Plains Residents / February 15th at 10 am for Non Residents

2018 Small Fry Camp at Green Forest Park


Registration Opens February 20th at 10 am for Scotch Plains Residents / February 22nd at 10 am for Non Residents

Shawnee Ski Program: IMPORTANT NOTES










The buses will depart from Ponderosa at 3:30 pm. Ponderosa is located at 1600 Cooper Road in Scotch Plains.  The buses will not wait for anyone.  Please be at Ponderosa by 3:15 pm tomorrow since it is the first day and we will need time to make sure everyone is situated. 


Initially we had planned for you to ride whatever bus you signed up for during registration. However, our Head Chaperone (Chris Dill) is requiring that all participants who are taking lessons, renting equipment, or picking up add-ons ride on Bus #1.  This means that all other participants can ride on any bus they’d like.  BUT --- Whatever bus participants ride on to get to Shawnee must be the same bus they take back to Scotch Plains.


All participants must return back to the buses by 9:45 pm to plan for departure back to Scotch Plains. Parents can expect buses to return to Ponderosa between 11:00 – 11:30 pm.


Ski/snowboard boots are not allowed on the bus. This is the bus company’s rule.  Boots can cause a great deal of damage to the bus floors and seats.



Participants are allowed to bring snacks on the bus, but it is their own responsibility to dispose of garbage properly. Chaperones will have garbage bags on the bus, but if there is any mess or damage to the buses, there could be penalties or charges for the individuals leaving the mess or causing the damage.  Additionally, the entire group will lose snack privileges.


Inappropriate language, illegal substances, or conduct detrimental to Recreation Department programs will not be tolerated and may result in loss of ski/snowboard privileges for the season.



Safety is always our #1 priority. Our goal is to get every participant to and from the mountain safely.  In cases of emergency, our chaperones will have a table on the upper level of the ski lodge at Shawnee.  Each trip, the chaperones will have a list of all the participants’ cell phone numbers in case they need to be located while on the mountain.


Helmets are mandatory in order to ski/snowboard.



In the case that we have inclement weather, the Recreation Department will make a decision and notify families as soon as possible. Typically, the decision to postpone is based on whether or not road conditions are safe for driving.  If any trips are cancelled, we will work with Shawnee to schedule a make-up date.




  • Friday, January 19th
  • Friday, January 26th
  • Friday, February 2nd
  • Friday, February 9th
  • Friday, February 23rd 


Basketball Schedule:




The game schedule has been posted online.  Click on the League Schedules & Standings tab to locate it.




The gyms we use for basketball are provided to us by the Board of Education.  When schools are closed, the gyms are closed.  If there are any gym closings on practice days, practices will not be made up.  If there are any gym closings on game days, we will do our absolute best to get games rescheduled.

How to Register for Our Programs:

There are three ways to register for our programs:


1. Online via Community Pass (click here)


2. By calling the Recreation Department: 908-322-6700 x223


3. In-person at the Recreation Office: 430 Park Avenue, Room #113, Scotch Plains, NJ


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