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. Spring clinics for basketball, soccer, track, and tennis are posted in the “programs” section and will run from March 15th – May 27th.

Please visit 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 (indoor) is open with limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please visit to learn more about this facility. Swim lessons are posted in the “programs” section.

Due to popular demand, we have extended ice skating at Pershing Ice Rink through Sunday, March 28th! Please visit to learn more about this facility.

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
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Welcome to RecDesk!

First time users: Please create a parent account first, and then add other household members. This will help keep the whole household organized.

Registration payments can now be made via credit card directly through the RecDesk portal, but if you prefer, cash or money order can be paid at the Pershing Field Ice Skating Rink, located at 800 Summit Avenue, Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm.

Additional information, such as proof of age or address, may be requested depending on each program’s prerequisites. In this case, please provide this information within 72 hours to secure your spot in the program.
  Weather Policy

All Programs & Activities will not take place during inclement weather and when weather drops below 32 Fahrenheit/freezing. Please check HERE for hourly forecast & -feels like temperature & wind elements