Since we are unaware of what the future holds for new social distancing and sanitation requirements at events and recreational programs due to the impact of COVID-19 on our state and community, the Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development will be cancelling or postponing all programs, events, and facility rentals until further notice.

All Summer Camp programs are also on hold until further notice.

Our hope is the delay will allow us to re-evaluate our events and programs with new guidance so they continue to be a safe gathering place for youth, families, and community members to come together in a safe, fun and affordable way. Anyone who has already registered for programs and events that required fees through the end of May will be receiving refunds.

We encourage you to take advantage of our open City parks for passive activities. As a reminder, face coverings are required at all City parks for those ages 2 and older.

A reminder Jersey City government buildings remain closed until further notice in response to government recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Staff is reachable by phone (201) 547-5003 or by email
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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.