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.

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.