The Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs provides comprehensive recreational and cultural activities for the citizens of Newark. Recreation strives to be the leader in promoting community health and well-being through fun, higher learning, progressive and memorable parks and recreation experiences and activities for everyone. This Division identifies and implements activities and programs that will reinforce success oriented character building attributes in Newark’s youth.
Recreation Center and Hours
Most Recreation Centers are open Monday-Friday: 7:30am-7:30pm and Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Newark’s Recreation Centers provide pools, basketball courts, events and entertainment to Newark residents of all ages.
- Rotunda Recreation Center: (973) 733-3677
- Boylan Street Recreation Center: (973) 733-8947
- John F. Kennedy Aquatic & Recreation Center: (973) 733-5483
- Ironbound Recreation Center: (973) 733-3707
- Hayes West Pool: (973) 733-6454
- St. Peter’s Recreation Center: (973) 733-8006
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The City of Newark, Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs is the 2016 recipient of a $7000.00 “Make a Splash” (MAS) grant offered by the USA Swimming Foundation. Please join us in congratulating DORCA on promoting water safety and the importance of swimming lessons in our community.