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
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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.