The Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development is pleased to report that our Winter season programs; basketball, boxing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, track, bucket drumming and special needs drumming are posted in the “Programs” section and will run from November 28, 2022 thru April 7, 2023.

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.

Please visit to learn more about our Pool Pre-Season Schedule. Swim lessons are posted in the “programs” section.

Announcements & News

Programs Cancellations

There will be No Basketball or Track programs at the JC Armory on the following dates.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023 
Sunday, February 26, 2023 
There will be No recreation at the following locations and dates.

Wednesday, February 1st   -No recreation, at all locations

Wednesday, February 15   -No recreation, at all elementary schools only

Thursday, February 16   -No recreation, at all middle schools only

Monday, February 20   - No recreation, at all locations 


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