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 Lucinda McLaughlin, Director

The Jersey City Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Development is led by Director Lucinda McLaughlin and staffed with individuals who are committed to keeping our City's youth engaged and active.

The department has adapted all programs to meet COVID-19 safety guidelines and is proud to continue to offer outdoor recreational sports programs, outdoor music programs and indoor swimming at Pershing Pool. Additionally, all athletic fields and playgrounds are open throughout the City.

The department is responsible for maintenance of City parks.

Please check out all programs available for registration at



May 26 - September 4, 7 days a week, 11AM - 7PM (weather permitting)

Arlington Park, 785 Grand St.
Audubon Park, 103-129 Bergen Ave.
Bayside Park, 450 Garfield Ave.
Berry Lane Park, Garfield Ave.
Boyd McGuinness Park, 2565 JFK Blvd.
Columbia Park, 1626 JFK Blvd.
Dr. Lena Edwards (Baby Rutgers) Park, 325 Johnson Ave.
Enos Jones Park, 8th and Brunswick Streets
Ferris Triangle Park , 250 Old Bergen Rd. (coming soon)
Gallagher Park (Woodland Ave Park), 259 Linden Ave. 
Hamilton Park, 25 West Hamilton Pl.
La Pointe Park, 53 Stuyvesant Ave.
Muhammad Ali Park, 104 Van Nostrand Ave.
Pershing Park, 201 Central Ave.
Rev. Ercel Webb Park (Lafayette), 124 Lafayette St.
Riverview Fisk Park, Palisade Ave.
Sgt. Anthony Park, 90-96 Palisade Ave.
Terrace Avenue Park, Thorne St.
Thomas McGovern Park (Country Village), 36 Sycamore Rd. 
Van Vorst Park, 257 Montgomery St.
Virginia Avenue Park, 74 Virginia Ave.
Wilkinson Avenue Park, 146 Wilkinson Ave.

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Division of Enrichment
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The Division of Enrichment offers engaging programs and activities for City youth that extend beyond the typical school day. Program offerings are designed to support youth in their academics while fostering their social and emotional needs with a goal of helping today's youth develop into civic-minded leaders. By focusing on their strengths and helping them build positive relationships, our youth will be able to leave a positive impact on our community.

The Division oversees and implements the Department’s summer camps, hiring and professional development for the City’s Summer youth employment and internship programs, and meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth.


Special Needs Program

From soccer to golf to summer camp, the Jersey City Department of Recreation offers a variety of programs for residents with special needs. The programs look to provide participants with opportunities to socialize with their peers, interact with the community, while engaging in fun-filled recreational activities.


   How to setup a RecDesk account on Community


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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