The Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development is pleased to report that parks, playgrounds, and fields are currently open throughout the City. Face coverings are required in all parks and playgrounds for those ages 2 and over and all state/league rules must be adhered to on fields.

Please visit https://jcrec.recdesk.com/Community/Facility to apply for a field permit. All individuals and entities using a City athletic field are required to adhere with all "Guidance for Sports Activities" published by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Pershing Pool will open on October 31, 2020 with limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please visit https://jcrec.recdesk.com/Community/Facility?type=2 to learn more about this facility. Swim lessons will be offered starting October 31, 2020.

Pershing Ice Rink will open for public skating on November 7, 2020. Please visit https://jcrec.recdesk.com/Community/Facility/Detail?facilityId=30 to learn more about this facility. Ice skating and figure skating lessons will be offered starting December 2, 2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE: While the City has resumed normal operations, we are taking the safety of our employees and residents seriously. Please be advised that face coverings are required to be worn at all times in municipal facilities, body temperatures will be checked upon entry, and additional cleaning and sanitizing of common areas will occur on a daily basis. We have also installed a variety protective barriers in any areas with possible close contact between people. All offices are appointment only until further notice and some employees may be working remotely or in modified work environments; please call or email to schedule a time to meet if necessary. For more information, please visit http://www.jcnj.org/coronavirus.

Lafayette Aquatics Center

The facility has 2 pools:
Main Pool goes from 3.5 feet to 9 feet.
Kiddie Pool goes from 0 feet to 3.5 feet.

*This facility is a Jersey City Residents Only entrance. All individuals 18 & older, must show current photo ID & proof of residency before entering the facility. Examples are as follows:
Current Driver's License w. jersey city address OR Employee ID, State ID, driver's license with different city address or passport w. utility bill. electronic or hard copy can be shown before entry.*

Note:

Schedule:

Monday-Friday
7am-10am Adults Only
4pm-7pm Family Swim Session 1

Saturday & Sunday
12pm-2pm Family Swim Session 1
3pm-5pm Family Swim Session 2

Holiday
12pm-2pm Family Swim Session 1
3pm-5pm Family Swim Session 2



Facility Type Swimming Pool
Address Line One 303 Van Horne Street
Address Line Two
City, State, Zip Code Jersey City, NJ 07305
Capacity 280
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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