Director of Recreation:
475 Corporate Drive
Mahwah , NJ 07430
The mission of the Mahwah Township Recreation Department is to coordinate the recreational activities within the township. In cooperation with the Recreation Committee, the Mahwah Youth Sports Boosters, the Mahwah Board of Education, and the Mahwah Department of Public Works, the Recreation Department oversees the efficient and safe use of public areas that are maintained for purpose of community events; youth, high school, and adult sports; passive recreation; picnic areas; playgrounds; and walking paths.
The Recreation Director develops the schedule for recreational and sporting events on township owned fields. The priority use of fields is scheduled by the Recreation Director.
If you have questions regarding the Sports Boosters, contact information can be obtained at the website by clicking the "CONTACT US" link at the top of the page.
The Recreation Director does not organize youth sports teams. The Township of Mahwah Youth Sports Boosters handles registration, team/coach assignments and game/practice schedules. The web address for The Township of Mahwah Youth Sports Boosters is: www.tmysb.org.
Mahwah Adult Women's Softball: Mahwah Recreation is sponsoring a women’s softball league open to Mahwah residents only. Games will begin June 18th and continue through mid August, 2013. All participants must be 21 years of age on or before June 18, 2013. Games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM at both Continental Soldiers and Commodore Perry fields. First time participants must register in person at the Recreation Building, 70 East Ramapo Avenue, on Wednesday, April 24th 2013 or Thursday, May 9th 2013 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Click here for Registration Form
Mahwah Adult Men's Softball: Mahwah Recreation is sponsoring a men’s softball league open to Mahwah residents only. Games will begin June 17th and continue through mid August, 2013. All participants must be 21 years of age on or before June 17, 2013. Games will be played on Mondays, Wednesdays, and occasional Thursdays at 6:45 PM or 8:30 PM at both Continental Soldiers and Commodore Perry fields. First time participants must register in person at the Recreation Building, 70 East Ramapo Avenue, on Wednesday, April 24th 2013 or Thursday, May 9th 2013 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Click here for Registration Form
Mahwah Coed Adult Soccer League: Mahwah Recreation is sponsoring a 7v7 Coed soccer league, open to Mahwah residents only. Games will begin on June 4th and continue through mid August. All participants must be 18 years of age before June 4, 2013. Games will be played at Mahwah High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 and 10:30pm. Click here for Registration Form
Mahwah Coed Adult Tennis League: Mahwah Recreation will be offering a coed adult tennis clinic, open to Mahwah residents only. All participants must be 18 years of age before June 24, 2013. Clinics will be held at Mahwah High School on Mondays and Wednesdays between 6:30 and 8:30pm. The season will run from June 24th through August 2nd (6 weeks). http://www.mahwahtwp.org/documents/2013_Tennis_Registration.pdf
The Recreation Director does not organize youth sports teams. The Township of Mahwah Youth Sports Boosters handle registration, team/coach assignments and game/practice schedules. The web address for the Township of Mahwah Youth Sports Boosters is: www.mahwahtwp.org.
Dates and deadlines for the Summer Recreation program can be found on our website. Go to www.mahwahtwp.org, click on "departments"... "recreation".... "summer recreation".
Recreation Department Events: 2013
The Mahwah Recreation Committee will host "Paddle Day" on Tuesday, July 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rain date: Tuesday, July 16th. Paddle Day will be held on Lake Henry, located in the rear of Continental Soldiers Park. Canoes, kayaks and life jackets will be provided by Ramsey Outdoor Store for the use of Mahwah residents of all ages. Proof of residency will be required for participation at this event.
Senior Picnic at Continental Soldier’s Park
The Recreation Committee will host their 11th annual Senior’s Picnic at Continental Soldier’s Park on Thursday, July 18th at 12pm. This event is open to all senior township residents at no charge. Join us for some great food and fun!!!
Please join us on Tuesday, July 30th for a "Movie Under The Stars". Movie Night will take place at Commodore Perry Field at 8:30 pm. All you need to bring is a lawn chair or blanket. The snack bar will be open to purchase refreshments. Raindate: 8/1/11.
The 19th annual Mahwah Day celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Commodore Perry Field. A parade, starting at 12:00 kicks off the event. Perennial favorites include the dog show, magician, kiddie and pony rides. There will be live music from 6-8pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. A planning meeting for Mahwah Day will be held on May 13th at 7pm in the Mahwah Public Library. All groups and organizations that plan on participating in Mahwah Day should be represented.
For information on participation in Mahwah Day, please contact Dawn DaPuzzo at 201-529-5757 ext. 254.
Click here for: Business Participant Packet Non-Profit Participant Packet
Annual Halloween Costume Parade
The annual Halloween Costume Parade, sponsored by the Recreation Committee, will be held rain or shine on Wednesday, October 31, 2013 at Commodore Perry Field. Children in costume will be judged by age group, prizes will be awarded and free refreshments will be available. The Mahwah High School volunteer club, helps with everything from decorating the field to leading ghosts, goblins around the field. Secor Farms lends a hand as well by providing hay bales and pumpkins for decorating the field.
Veterans Day Service:
Please join us on Sunday, November 11th at 11am for the annual Township of Mahwah Veteran’s Day Service. Let’s show our veterans how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice to our country by joining them on this special day. The service is held at Veterans Memorial Park, located on Franklin Turnpike between Miller Road and East Ramapo Ave. This event is sponsored by the Mahwah Veterans of Foreign Wars Post#7124 and the Mahwah Recreation Department. We would like to thank the Mahwah Police Honor Guard, Mahwah Boy and Girl Scouts, the students of Betsy Ross School, Mahwah High School and St. Paul’s School for their continued participation in this event. We look forward to seeing you again this year.
Holiday Tree Lighting:
The Township of Mahwah will hold its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Sunday December 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm at Municipal Hall on Corporate Drive. Santa Claus has made special arrangements to fly in to Mahwah for the occasion. Since we can’t count on having snow for his sleigh, the Mahwah volunteer firefighters have generously offered to escort Santa on their fire trucks! Santa will hear all requests for holiday gifts for kids of all ages. All persons of good cheer are welcome to join us to hear seasonal favorites sung by the Joyce Kilmer School choir, enjoy delicious refreshments and share the kindred spirit of good neighbors. And of course, see the beauty and feel the magic as our tree and our hearts are lighted.