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Department of Parks & Recreation

The Department of Parks & Recreation offers an online registration system. Create a profile and a password and sign up for the many different programs that are offered. The Department of Parks & Recreation offers extensive programs for residents of all ages. With an extensive park system, residents can enjoy numerous outdoor activities, including ice skating. The success of Linden’s recreation programs and activities is in its volunteers. Hundreds of volunteers annually step forward to share responsibilities. Some have more time than others to take on full responsibility of an activity, while others may only have time for assisting. However much time you have to give, please do not hesitate to step up and become involved! You can coach or assist in sports programs, or just volunteer for special events. In addition, there are numerous Health and Fitness Programs available all during the year, such as Zumba, Yoga/Tai-Chi/Qi Gong, and a Complete Fitness program. There is also an exercise room open to adults. The Athletic Programs are seasonal and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Senior Services and Activities

The Seniors can also join the fun! The Senior Citizen recreation programs include free line dancing, craft classes, and Knitting For a Cause, to name just a few. The John T. Gregorio Recreation Center also has a library and a fully-equipped wood-shop studio.

Field Reservations

Linden clubs, organizations, industries, and baseball/softball teams can contact the Department of Public Property & Community Services for field permits beginning March 21st if fields are in playable condition.

Reservations will be taken for the following areas: Memorial #1, Memorial #2, Memorial #3, Tremley, 8th Ward, McManus, Milkosky Park, Deerfield, St. Marks Park, and 5th Ward Park.

Picnic Areas

Picnic facilities are located in Memorial Park, Al Kalla Park, and St. Marks Park. Reservations are required.

Linden has many parks open to the public, these are listed below by ward.* Represents Undeveloped Parks.

1st Ward

  • Capt. James J. Dunn Memorial Park – Rose Parkway near Seymour Avenue
    • Playground Equipment
  • Sgt. Alexander Wales Memorial Park – West Curtis near Ainsworth Street
    • Playground Equipment
  • Clifford Lawson Memorial Park – Between Washington Ave. & Walnut St.
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Courts
    • Playground Equipment

2nd Ward

  • Cpl. Ronald Knosky Memorial Park – No. Stiles Street & Elm Street
    • Lighted paved play area
    • Lighted Basketball Courts
    • Playground Equipment
  • Lexington Avenue Park at West Blanke Street
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground Equipment
  • Blanke Street Park at Price Street *
  • Miltonia Street Park at Stiles Street *

3rd Ward

  • James Dobson Park – East Blanke Street at Maple Avenue
    • 2 Paved Play Areas
    • 2 Basketball Courts
    • Playground Equipment

4th Ward

  • Cleveland Avenue Park – Between Bower and McCandless
    • Playground Equipment
  • George T. Farawell Memorial Park – Ziegler Avenue and Bergen Avenue
    • Playground Equipment
  • Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Memorial Park – McCandless at Dill
    • Ball field
    • 2 Tennis Courts
    • Lighted Play Area
    • Lighted Basketball Courts
    • Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
  • Hattie Johnson Playground – Lincoln at Union
    • Playground Equipment

5th Ward

  • Charles Street Park at Middlesex Street
    • Paved Play Area
    • Playground Equipment
    • Small shelter
  • James Iozzi Memorial Park – Dill Avenue
    • Picnic Area – Permit needed
  • Fifth Ward Park -Dill and Adams
    • Ball field
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground Equipment
  • Hagel Avenue Park – Alberta & Fay Avenue
    • Paved Play Area
    • Playground Equipment

6th Ward

  • Eddy Avenue Park- 12th Street – Mopsick & Winans
    • Playground Equipment
  • L/Cpl. Melnyk Memorial Park – at Clinton Street
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Courts
    • Playground Equipment

7th Ward

  • Clinton Street Play Area at 15th Street
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground Equipment
  • Buchanan Street Park at Lower Road & Parkway Avenue
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground Equipment
    • Small Shelter
  • Memorial Park (include Mather Spring) – Between Wood Avenue & Lower Road
    • 6 Lighted Ball fields
    • 4 Lighted Tennis Courts
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Courts
    • Picnic Area – Permit needed
    • Ice Skating
    • Field House
    • 3 Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
    • 2 Lighted Handball Courts
  • Seventeenth Street Park – E. 17th and 18th Streets
    • Lighted Paved Play Area
    • 2 Lighted Basketball Courts
    • Playground Equipment
  • Seventh Ward Park – So. Stiles, between 17th & 18th St.
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Permanent Storage Bldg.
    • Playground Equipment
  • Tremley Park – Main Street at Wood Avenue
    • Lighted Ball Fields
    • Paved Play Area
    • Playground Equipment

8th Ward

  • Wanda Anita Green Memorial Park – Grier Avenue & Mack Place
    • United Airlines Flight 93 Memorial
  • Bachellor Avenue Park – at Urbanowitz Avenue
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground Equipment
  • Milkosky Park – Bedle Place & Park Avenue
    • Ball field
    • Paved Play Area
    • Lighted Basketball Courts
    • Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
  • St. Marks Park – Between Hussa Street & Essex Avenue
    • Lighted Ball field
    • Lighted Paved Play Area
    • Lighted Basketball Courts
    • Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
    • Handball Court
    • Picnic Area – Permit needed
  • McGillvray Place Park – between Klem & Bedle
    • Playground Equipment
    • Spray Pool

9th Ward

  • Newton Street Park – At Pallant Avenue
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground Equipment
  • Sunnyside Park – Summit Terrace at Melrose
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
  • Thomas J. Wieser Park * – At Wood Avenue & Raritan Road
  • Woodrow Wilson Memorial Park – Academy between Orchard & Summit
    • 4 Lighted Tennis Courts
    • Lighted Paved Play Areas
    • 2 Lighted Basketball Courts
    • Ice Skating
    • Fishing
    • Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
    • Lighted Handball Court

10th Ward

  • Al Kalla Park – Between Wickersham & Highland Avenue
    • Paved Play Area
    • Basketball Court
    • Picnic Area – Permit needed
    • Lavatories
    • Playground Equipment
    • 4 Soccer fields – various sizes
  • Windsor Road at Stiles Street *

Contact

Opening hours

  • Sunday
    Closed
  • Monday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    Closed

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