UPDATED january 4, 2021

January Rec Newsletter

winter programming

as governor murphy has lifted the pause on indoor activities,  The Township will continue to monitor the evolving conditions and implement actions based upon the best available guidance from state and federal officials.  The Township will keep the community updated regarding programs such as basketball, wrestling and others held traditionally in the winter season.   we are in communication with our program leaders and leagues working towards the best available option.

Ginny Duenkel Pool

•   The pool has closed for the 2020 season.  we hope everyone had an enjoyable season and we thank everyone for their support.

a 2020 ginny duenkel pool faq sheet can be found by clicking here.

municipal tennis courts REOPENED on friday, may 22nd at 6:00 am with guidelines in place.  please be sure to review the guidelines prior to playing by clicking here.

All kiddie parks, playgrounds, basketball courts and the skate park are open to the public.   we are strongly recommending the CDC suggestions of ‘social distancing’ so please keep distance from other residents. masks are required within the parks.

The West Orange Recreation Department continues to discuss COVID-19 information with Township and Board of Education officials while monitoring updates from local, state and federal officials.  As we process this information, we are developing contingency plans for different scenarios.  Our top priority is the health and safety of our participants and staff.

Spring Programming

• refunds were processed for all spring programs at this time.  refund checks were be mailed to the address on file in your community pass account.

Exercise Your Brain

•    As an at home recreation activity, the Recreation Department has launched a weekly Exercise Your Brain feature.  Each week, we will be uploading a packet of brain teasers including word searches, crosswords, sudoku and more to  

the rock spring golf club reopened on saturday, may 2nd.  please visit for further details.


Know Your Neighborhood Infographic

How well do you know your neighborhood PARKS?

Click on the image or go to the parks page for more info

Registration has begun for Spring programs. Sign up now for spring sports teams, clinics  and other activities. Information and registration can be found online.

 Online Registration

Registration for Recreation Department sponsored programs is done through Community Pass. The registration portal can be found online. Residents can join in by creating their online registration account at Community Pass registration. Please note that if you have an existing Community Pass account with another organization, you do not need to create a new account.  For any questions, please view our Community Pass FAQs (PDF).

About the Recreation Department

The Township of West Orange offers a wide variety of recreation programs for all residents. Our parks and facilities are located throughout the township. View the parks map (PDF).

Current Programs and Tryout Dates

For up to date information about programs offered by the Recreation Department, Police Athletic League, Mountain Top League as well as other local organizations, please click on the Current Registration Forms and Tryout Schedules link on the left.

Upcoming Special Events

Throughout the year, the Recreation Department sponsors various special events. For information, please click on the upcoming special events link on the left.

Recreation Resource Guide

View the West Orange Recreation Resource Guide (PDF).


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