The Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development is pleased to report that parks, playgrounds, spray parks, fields, and pools are open throughout the City.

Please visit to apply for a field permit. All individuals and entities using a City athletic field are required to adhere with all "Guidance forSports Activities" published by the New Jersey Department of Health.

We encourage residents to take advantage of all open City facilities for passive recreation activities. As a reminder, face coverings are required at all City parks for those ages 2 and over.

Pavonia/Marion Pool opened on July 3, 2020, and Lafayette/Johnston is scheduled to open on July 10, 2020. As a reminder, these pools are open only to Jersey City residents. Please visit to see the pool hours and schedule.

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

Set up your individual and family Profile

1. Click here to begin process of entering your Profile then click Continue.

2. Fill out all fields and click Submit to complete the Profile setup process.

3. Be sure to do this for ALL FAMILY MEMBERS who will be registering for or paying for (Parents/Guardians) programs. New family members can be added by going to your profile page and clicking the Add Household Member link.

Registering for Programs

1. Registrations can be initiated by either clicking on the Register button on the Program List page or while viewing the Program Detail.

2. This will display the Program Registration form. Choose the Family Member registering for the program (not the Parent/Guardian), the appropriate Fee Type and then answer any additional questions that may be required for the program.

3. The new Registration will be added to your Shopping Cart and is ready for Payment. At this point, you can add more registrations to the shopping cart or complete the registration(s) by going through the Payment/Checkout process.

Checkout and Payments

1. Registrations are NOT complete until you go through the Checkout process. If there are pending registrations in your cart, go to your Shopping Cart and click Checkout.

2. You will be directed to the Waiver page where you must click Accept to continue.

3. Fill out credit card information and click Continue. You will then be presented with a summary of the transaction (including processing fees). Click OK to complete the transaction or Cancel to go back.

4. If you clicked OK, your credit card will be processed and the registration process will be complete.