As per the By-Laws, the purpose of the Board of Recreation is to develop and promote the adoption of healthy recreational activities for all citizens of the Village of Ridgefield Park regardless of age, sex, color, creed and national origin.
All Board of Recreation meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center located at 159 Park Street. Anyone with any questions, comments or suggestions is more than welcome to attend any meeting. Anyone needing to speak to the Board of Recreation may call (201) 641-4950 ext. 610 and leave a message on the voice mail. If you wish to send a letter, please address it to the Board of Recreation at 234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park. You may email the Board of Recreation at: [email protected].
Just a reminder to everyone, the Board of Recreation is made up entirely of volunteers who generously give their time to run various programs and activities for the residents of the Village. It operates on a small budget provided by the Village and assists hundreds of residents in various activities. Please remember volunteers run these programs and they will get back to you as soon as possible. The Board of Recreation is always welcome to hear your comments.
Any registration forms for the Board of Recreation activities can be found at the Clerk's Office, the Public Library or downloaded from the website. All registration forms are also distributed electronically through the schools. Registration forms can be sent to the Board of Recreation c/o Village Clerk's office at 234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park. All checks should be made payable to: RP Board of Recreation. No cash will be accepted at the Clerk's Office.
Also, to clear up eligibility for Board of Recreation programs, all children's programs are open to all residents of Ridgefield Park and all students that either live in Ridgefield Park or attend school in Ridgefield Park.
Summer Recreation – This program is not a part of the Board of Recreation. It is run by Daina Scheideler. For more information check the Summer Recreation website: https://sites.google.com/site/rpsummerrec/ or call 201-641-4950 x615.
Summer Concerts – Summer concerts are not run by the Board of Recreation. For further information, contact the Ridgefield Park Village Clerk's Office at (201) 641-4950; or LISSET TORRES at (201) 641-1681; or MARK OLSON at (201) 741-0644. Local Talent Night - Contact: Jeff Saxton at 201-658-3472 or [email protected].
One final clarification, there are some youth activities in the Village that are not run by the Board of Recreation. They are private organizations. Unfortunately, the Board does not have information on these activities. Please check the website for links to these activities: football, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, wrestling and scouts. The Village Pool is also a separate Commission within the Village.
New Activities – If you have a suggestion for a new youth or adult activity you would like to see the Board sponsor, please don’t hesitate to contact the Board. The Board makes every effort to add activities when there is enough interest by Village residents.
|Howie Jacobs||Vice President|