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Montclair Township

Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Pat Brechka, Director, MRCATownship of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
First Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

The Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs offers year-round recreational, athletic and cultural programs for all ages and abilities. The Department serves the interests and welfare of all residents through programs that encourage healthful and active lifestyles, provide opportunities for learning and enrichment, and help foster a sense of community. The Department strives to offer a wide variety of activities through innovative programs and cooperative ventures in order to continue building recreational opportunities, while enhancing the quality of life for Montclair residents.

Pat Brechka, Director
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Hours: Monday - Friday., 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Main Number: 973-509-4915

Event Cancellation Information: 973-509-4914

Clary Anderson Skating Arena: 973-744-6088;

Youth and Athletic Programs: Garland Thornton, Activities Coordinator: 973-509-4913; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Recreation Programs: Michele Cammarata, Activities Coordinator: 973-509-4909; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Essex Pool: 973-783-9821

Mountainside Pool: 973-744-5444

Nishuane Pool: 973-746-0329

Day Camp: 973-744-6088

Register Now for Mountain Creek Skiing and Snowboarding Program PDF Print E-mail

Snowboarding and Skiing at Mountain CreekRegistration is now open for the 2016 Skiing and Snowboarding program for kids in grades 7-12. The program offers five ski/snowboarding trips to Mountain Creek in Vernon, New Jersey.

Where: Mountain Creek Ski/Snowboard Resort, Vernon Valley, NJ
When: Thursdays from January 7 through February 4, 2016 (weather-permitting)

The bus departs from the front of Montclair High School (100 Chestnut Street) at 3:30 p.m. and returns at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Girls Suburban Volleyball Registration Now Open PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

a vollyball going over the netMontclair Recreation is offering Suburban Girls Volleyball for grades 7 and 8. The season begins September 21 and continues through October 30. Practices and matches will be held twice a week in the Montclair High School gym (days of the week will be determined by game schedule, TBA) Matches will be played home and away. The fee is $75.

This league will play against area towns: Caldwell, West Caldwell, Cedar, Grove, Livingston, Verona, West Orange, Orange, Bloomfield and Montville.

Register online at or at the Montclair Recreation office on the first floor of the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair.

Montclair Recreation Fall-Winter 2015-16 Brochure Now Available PDF Print E-mail

Recreation Fall-Winter 2015-16 brochureMonday, September 14, 2015

The Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Fall-Winter 2015-2016 programs brochure is now available for download.

Download fall-winter 2015-16 Recreation brochure.

Montclair Recreation Bulldogs Kick Off 8th Pop Warner Football/Cheerleading Season PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Montclair Bulldogs mascotIt’s that time of the year for our locals to strap on the pads and our cheerleaders to rock the sidelines as the Bulldogs look to repeat their 2014 campaign as North Jersey Pop Warner Champions. After the continued success of the past two seasons, the Bulldogs now move back into Division Two of the Eastern Region which consists of teams from upstate New York all the way to Washington, D.C.

The long journey begins this Sunday, September 6, 10:00 a.m., at Woodman Field when the locals take on rival East Orange Jaguars. The day will kick off with the Flag Division, ages 5-7 -- this is always a fun competition to watch as the future Mounties excel at a high level.

Flag Football Registration Now Open PDF Print E-mail

Montclair FootballMontclair Recreation announces registration is now open for NFL-sponsored In-Town Flag Football for boys and girls ages 5-9. Registration continues until the program is full -- space is limited. The fee is $85.

The Flag Football season begins September 21 and ends November 6. There will be two games a week held on weekdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kaveny Field. A tee-shirt and mouthguard will be provided.

Register online at or at Montclair Recreation, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair.

Volunteer Coaches and league Coordinators Greatly are needed. For more information, contact Montclair Recreation at 973-509-4915.

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