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Parks & Recreation

Lexington Dog Park Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2nd Ward Councilman Barry E. Javick, Mayor Armstead, the City of LInden and Sparky the Fire Dog invite you to attend the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Lexington Dog Park! A free event with pictures, giveaways and fun for your whole family!

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event.

  • Who: All welcome!
  • When: Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 11am – 1pm.
  • WhereLexington Park.

2022 Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

In celebration of Easter, Mayor Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, the Department of Public Property and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting the Annual Citywide Easter Egg Hunt!

  • Who: For children ages 12 and under.
  • When: April 16th, 2022 @ 11am sharp!
  • Where: @ Wilson Park by the Sumit Terrace side, behind the High School Academy Building.
  • How: Just show up! Please bring your own Easter basket or a bag will be provided.

Free Income Tax Help

The City of Linden Department of Parks & Recreation announces that they are partnering with AARP Tax-Aide to offer free income tax help to all Linden residents. All volunteers are IRS certified and can address most issues asked by their clients.

Appointments are needed. Appointments are on Tuesdays, starting February 15th through April 12th, at 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am or 11am at the John T. Gregorio Center, 330 Helen Street. To schedule an appointment, call 908-474-8600 between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Participants must bring a copy of last year’s tax return, Social Security card, photo ID, children’s Social Security cards, all W-2’s, 1099s’ and any other documents necessary to complete their tax return.

For additional information, email us here, or call 908-474-8600. The Parks & Recreation office is located here.

Winter Recreation Registration

Registration has begun for the City of Linden Department of Parks & Recreation winter season. The department offers a variety of classes for youth, adults and senior citizens, in such areas as soccer, wrestling, karate, art, ceramics, arts & crafts, line dancing, Zumba, knitting, complete fitness and more.

  • To register online, click here.
  • To register in-person, visit the Parks & Recreation office in the John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street. You may also register by going to the Linden Multi-Purpose Center at 1025 John Street.
  • First time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up.
  • For more information, email us here or call 908 474 8600.

Thanksgiving Grab & Go 2021

Mayor Derek Armstead, The City of Linden, and The Department of Parks & Recreation’s Thanksgiving Grab and GO Dinner on Saturday November 20,2021 served approximately one hundred people. The staff at the Linden Multipurpose Center prepared, cooked and served a delicious hot meal & dessert to members of the community who attended. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed, volunteered and supported this event. Click here to view the photo gallery from this event.

LMPC Tutoring Program

The Parks & Recreation Department is now offering tutoring at the LMPC.


  • To assist students from elementary to high school who need extra help beyond the classroom.
  • To give more one-on-one and personal time to help students succeed in the classroom.
  • To provide intervention in the form of tutoring and mentoring to address poor or declining student performance before it reaches a point where recovery would be extremely difficult or pose a significant challenge.
  • To provide alternative approaches to conveying concepts for students whose predominant learning styles are not adequately addressed in the classroom.


  • The tutoring program will be held on Mondays from 4pm until 5:30pm in the community room at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center.
  • The tutors are students from Kean University.
  • Tutor and student attendance will be taken every session.
  • The program has started and will be run throughout the school year until final testing begins.
  • This program is free of charge to all Linden resident students.
  • This program will be monitored by recreation leader Rooks Crawford.

Expectations Of Students

  • Participating students commit to attend sessions, to be punctual, reliable and well behaved.
  • Not to miss sessions without notifying the program coordinator well in advance.
  • Students are expected to have their work ready and assignments clearly defined when arriving.
  • For more information contact Rooks Crawford at 908 474 8639.

City of Linden Halloween Events

  • October 18 – October 31 – Scarecrow Creations
    • Made by the Linden Public Schools will be on display in front of City Hall from October 18 through October 31.
  • October 24 (Rain date: October 31) – Halloween Parade – Starts @2pm
    • Parade route 605 S. Wood Avenue to 720 N. Wood Avenue. Reviewing stand in front of Linden City Hall, 301 N. Wood Avenue.
  • October 29 – Harvest Party Curbside Treat Bag – 4pm until 6pm
    • Linden Multi-Purpose Center, 1025 John Street
    • Linden Residents Only in grades Pre-K through 12
    • Limited to first 250
    • Pre-Registration required
  • October 31 – Marathon of Past Linden Halloween Parades
    • Watch on Linden TV Channels 36/42
    • Miscellaneous years starting with 1991
    • Saturday, October 23rd from 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday, October 24th from 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • Saturday, October 30th from 7:00AM-12:00PM
    • Sunday, October 31st from 7:00AM-12:00AM

For more information, email here or call 908-474-8600. The Parks & Recreation office is located at 330 Helen Street.