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!

Youth Basketball League: Rosters & Schedules

Rosters and practice schedules were sent out to all coaches on Tuesday, December 5th.  Coaches were instructed to reach out to their teams by the end of the day on Friday, December 8th.


By Monday, December 11th, team information will be made available on your Community Pass account by clicking on the TEAMS tab.


Our staff spends months putting rosters and schedules together.  We look at requests, school, skill level, height, and scores from evaluations.  While we wish we could accommodate every request, it is not possible.  Throughout the registration process, we did our best to communicate that requests are never guaranteed.  The ultimate goal of this league is to keep teams as fairly balanced as possible to ensure an enjoyable playing experience for everyone involved.  If your child did not end up on a team with his or her requested friend, you will likely still know players on the team and still be able to carpool.  All rosters are final and refunds will not be processed for requests being unfulfilled.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest

To participate in this event, please copy this link and paste it into your browser: 


OR, contact Colleen Gialanella:



COMING SOON: Link to vote on best-decorated houses

3rd Annual Menorah Lighting

The Scotch Plains Business and Professional Organization and the Township of Scotch Plains will host the 3rd Annual Menorah Lighting on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 pm.  


Festivities will include a light show and refreshments. The Chabad of Union County will preside over the lighting. The event will be held at 430 Park Avenue; the Alan Augustine Village Green.

Shawnee Ski Program: 4th Bus Added!

Since we had enough participants on the wait list, we were able to secure an additional bus.  If your child was on the wait list, you have received an email from Community Pass with information about how to register.  If you have any difficulty registering, please call Valerie at 908-322-6700 x223!

Shawnee Ski Program: Chaperones Needed!!!

We are in need of adult chaperones for our upcoming Shawnee Ski Program.  Chaperones will be responsible for supervising participants on the bus, as well as on the mountain.  Chaperones are not required to ski/snowboard.


Shawnee Trips:

  • Friday, January 5th
  • Friday, January 12th
  • Friday, January 19th
  • Friday, January 26th
  • Friday, February 2nd

If you are able to chaperone any trips, please fill out the Chaperone Application below.  Completed forms can either be sent by email or land mail:




Land Mail: ATTN Julie Buonaguro, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Shawnee Ski Program - Chaperone Application
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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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