Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation is responsible for running a wide variety of recreation programs, sports programs, fitness classes, and special events in the Borough of South River throughout the year. The department also works in conjunction with the Department of Public Works to oversee the management and maintenance of all public parks in the borough.
- Varga Park Playground Improvements (PDF)
- Sheldon Sheinfine Park Improvements (PDF)
- Fitzpatrick Park Improvements (PDF)
Notice a problem in a South River park? Utilize the Contact Us Form to report it online or reach out to us at the phone number or email address under our Contact Us section.
Upcoming Programs & Events
* Please note the above Cheer / Gymnastics Program is temporarily on hold due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. Please check back for updates.
Year-round sports programs are offered for children ages 5 to 16. Sports programs include basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling, and t-ball. For information on the latest ones available, view the flyer(s) above.
Fitness classes are available to all resident and non-resident adults. For information on the latest ones available, view the flyer(s) above.
Free Summer Recreation Program
Each summer, children who have completed 1st grade through 8th grade are invited to attend our free summer recreation program. It includes a wide variety of gym activities, indoor & outdoor games, and arts & crafts.
Our special events throughout the year include the Spring Egg Hunt, Fishing Derby, Summer Fireworks, House Decorating Contests, Halloween Party, Trunk-or-Treat, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Holiday Party.
Seasonal Employment Opportunities
Seasonal employment opportunities are available to South River High School students. Applications can be picked up at the recreation office. Applicants must maintain good academic standing in order to be considered for employment.
Previous Programs & Events
- View the 2021 Holiday House Decorating Contest Winners (PDF)
- View the 2021 Holiday House Decorating Contest Entries (PDF)
- View the 2021 Halloween House Decorating Contest Winners (PDF)
- View the 2021 Trunk-or-Treat Winners (PDF)