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Parks & Recreation Department - Recreation Division
General Information

Location: 259 North Maple Avenue
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Contact Information:
Timothy J. Cronin, Director of Parks and Recreation
Nancy A. Bigos, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation
Marge Anderson, Administrative Clerk
Telephone: 201-670-5560

Fax: 201-652-5498

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The mission statement of the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation is to preserve open space and provide facilities and year round recreational activities that meet the needs of all residents.
Department News

Again this year, the Ridgewood Summer Day Camp will offer a diversified program of swimming, arts and crafts, games, outdoor sports, special events, and trips for children entering grades 1 through 6.

The six week program will be conducted weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, June 30th, and ending on Friday, August 7, 2015. Activities will be held on the grounds of the Stable, The Community Center, Maple Park, Veteran's Field, Graydon Pool and Leuning Park. Children are to bring/purchase* lunch and beverages. The cost per child is $525 which includes optional transportation.

Transportation details, weather related policies, and much more can be found in our Parent Manual. Please download the 2015 Parent Manual (link below) and share this important information with your child.

2015 Parent Manual

Gravity Vault Waiver

*New this year, healthy sack lunches can be purchased with delivery to camp from the Water's Edge Café, Graydon Pool. Provide your child's lunch with ease - see order form attached which you can just download and complete. Additional options include call-in and email.

Water's Edge Café - Camper Lunch Form

Purchase Carnival packages now -

Day Camp Carnival - Order Form

Register online for Summer Day Camp at Community Pass. The registration deadline is Monday, June 15, 2015. Late registrations will be waitlisted pending available space.

Campers must also possess a 2015 Graydon Pool badge. Details are available on the Graydon Pool Homepage.

If you have questions or if special accommodations are needed, please contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560.
Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer a wide variety of new and exciting summer mini-camps/programs. Details can be found in the following links provided:

Horsemanship with EquiShare/PonyShare (programs range from age 3 to 6, 7 to 13, and 9 and up) - Details/Registration

Lego Camps with Play-Well TEKnologies (Grades K-6) - Details/Registration

Electronic Game Design - Invader Defense, with Engineering for Kids(Grades 3-8) - Details/Registration

Around the World Art Camp with Abrakadoodle (Grades K-4) - Details/Registration

Arts & Crafts/Drawing Mini-Camp (Grades 2-8) - Details/Registration

Golf with Total Golf Adventures (Grades 1-6) - Details/Registration

Tennis Instruction (PreK to Adult) and Camps with All Pro Tennis (Grades 1 and up) - Details/Registration

Multi-Sports and Sports Squirts with U.S. Sports Institute (ages 3-11) - Details/Registration

Skateboarding Summer Camp (ages 8 to 14) - Details/Registration

Register online at Community Pass or by mail or in person; The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue.
Click on the following link to find all that Graydon Pool has to offer.

Graydon Pool homepage
Enjoy free concerts under the stars, every Tuesday and Thursday evening, beginning Thursday, June 4th. Concerts feature Jazz, Calypso, Opera, Broadway Tunes, Swing, Country Western, Rock'n Roll and more.

The Kasschau Shell is located in Veteran's Field, east of Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue. Download and print the schedule by clicking on the following link:

2015 Kasschau Shell Event Schedule

You may contact the Kasschau Shell Committee by email to
You may notice a new look to our brochures. There is a pinwheel logo that marks some of our programs. What does this mean?

The Mayor's Wellness Campaign is a statewide initiative to invite Mayors to play a leadership role in supporting opportunities to promote active, healthy lifestyles with long-term goals to include a reduction in health care costs for all. The Village community will strongly support this initiative and everywhere you see the logo, you will know the benefits of each marked program are many. Come be a part of it all.
Come see what you have been missing!

H.I.L.T. (Highlights in Leisure Time) is a senior's club sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, for Village residents 55 and older. Monthly meetings offer entertainment or informational presentations. Special events include picnics, socials and a variety of trips to dinner theaters, museums, historical sights and sightseeing tours. Annual dues are $15.

Call 201-670-5560 to speak to Deanna Schablik for more information.

H.I.L.T. Membership Application

H.I.L.T. Schedule, July through December, 2015
The Stable is available for private meetings and parties. Contact the Recreation Office at 201-670-5560 for details and availability.

Stable Use Request Forms

The Art Gallery at the Stable
There are monthly Art Exhibitions in the Gallery featuring local artists at the Stable throughout the year, 259 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Village offers a wide range of youth sport activities. Please refer to individual websites for details.
There are sixteen tennis courts located throughout the Village of Ridgewood. Lessons are also offered through the spring summer and fall months for children and adults alike.
The Community Center
The Community Center at Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Avenue offers a youth lounge and a senior lounge. Scheduled hours are available for both.
Community Gardens
The Community Gardens, a horticultural gardening program open to all residents of the Village, provides as an opportunity to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Individual 10' by 12' gardening plots are assigned for participation in America's number 1 hobby...gardening.
Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board
The Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board was created by the Village Council in April of 1973 to serve as an advisory body to the Council, Village Manager, and Director of Parks and Recreation, on facilities, programs and planning for parks, recreation and conservation.
Open Space Committee
The Village of Ridgewood voted and passed a supplemental real estate tax in November of 2001 and the Village Council subsequently appointed a nine-member committee. The goal of Ridgewood's Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) is to augment Village facilities in such a way that present and future generations will continue to benefit from parks, open space and naturals surroundings contributing to the health of and enjoyment of all citizens.
Project Pride
The Project Pride committee consists of Ridgewood residents who work to preserve and beautify Ridgewood's public area. Members and volunteers maintain the flower baskets and holiday kissing balls that hang on the street light poles, and plant and maintain the tree wells and the flower planters downtown.
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