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    Dennis J. Burns, Director
    Recreation Department                                                               

    475 Corporate Drive
    Mahwah, NJ 07430

    201-529-5757 ext: 254


    Join us for Mahwah’s Annual Halloween Costume Parade, sponsored by the Recreation Committee, this Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm inside the Mahwah Senior Center at the Mahwah Municipal Building, 475 Corporate Drive.

    Please note that due to the impending bad weather, the outdoor Trunk or Treat vehicle portion of this Halloween Event has been cancelled. 

    The Costume Parade, for children (infant through grade 5), will be judged by age group. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and free refreshments will be available!  Prizes will also be presented for best parent costume!  The event starts at 3 p.m.  Please park in the lower lot and enter through the Mahwah Senior Center entrance.


    Veterans Day Service
    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 am
    Veterans Park

    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    Mahwah Municipal Building






    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. Click here for copy of Recreation Department Handbook. 

    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:

    If you have questions regarding the Sports Boosters, contact information can be obtained at their website by clicking the "CONTACT US" link at the top of the page. 

    Adult Sports and Activities:

    Adult Coed VolleyballMahwah Recreation is sponsoring a free coed volleyball league, open to Mahwah residents only. Please note that this is a recreational league. Pick-up games will be played on Wednesday evenings, starting September 13, 2017 and ending June 13, 2018 at Joyce Kilmer School.  Games are played in the New Gym from 7-9 p.m. If school is closed for any reason the game is cancelled.  There will be no play on the following dates: 11/8/17, 12/27/17 and 4/11/18.  

    Click here for: REGISTRATION FORM

    Mahwah Men’s Basketball: If you’re looking for a fun night playing basketball with friends or a competitive game to get your energy out, we have an opportunity for you.  

    Mahwah Recreation is sponsoring a free Men’s Basketball program.  This recreational league will be divided into two age groups: The more competitive 21-34 group and the 35 and up “let’s get some exercise and have fun” group. Pick-up games will be played on Wednesday evenings, beginning 9/13/17 through 6/13/18 at Ramapo Ridge School gym from 7:30-9:30 pm.  If school is closed for any reason the game is cancelled.  There will be no play on the following dates:  11/8/17, 12/27/17 and 4/11/18. Mahwah Residents Only.  The program is free, drop-ins are welcome. 

    Click here for the REGISTRATION FORM

    Adult Bocce League: PLEASE  NOTE:  NOW PLAYING ON SATURDAYS AT 9:00 AM.  
    Mahwah Recreation is sponsoring a Bocce League open to Mahwah residents only. Matches will be played at Continental Soldier’s Park on Saturdays at 9 a.m. If you would like to join in the fun, just show up.  No preregistration required. If you have any questions, please contact Nic Giancaspro at

    Youth Sports:
    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:

    If you are interested in becoming a coach or assistant coach for the youth program, you must take the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y class and go through a background check prior to the season starting.

    See "Coaches Page" link, at, for more details on Rutgers & Background Checks

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