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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

Rec Dept Open Late Tuesday Evenings PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Recreation Department will be open for extended hours of service -- until 8:00 p.m. -- on the following Tuesdays: May 5, 19; June 2, 16, 30.

Montclair Recreation Department Day Camp 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Recreation Day Camp registration open. You may register online -- no need to wait in line at:

In-person registrations will be taken at the Recreation Department, Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue (first floor).

Day Camp is for children ages 5-12 and will be held at Clary Anderson Arena, 41 Chestnut Street, Montclair during the session dates listed below. Campers will enjoy arts & crafts, sports, drama, games, swimming and weekly trips. The fee is $180 for each two-week session. The camp operates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with extended hours offered from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost of $35 per week.

Parents/Guardians must provide:

  1. Proof of Residence (i.e. School report card)
  2. Completed Medical Form (form provided by Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs)

In addition, birth certificates are required for all 5- and 6-year-olds. If you need to submit paperwork, please call the Recreation Department before the registration date at 973-509-4915.

Ages: 5-12

Session Dates: Three (3) two-week sessions – June 29 - July 10; July 13 - July 24; July 27 - August 7

Fee: $180 per session

After care: $35 per week

Contact: Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, 973-509-4915.

Montclair Spring-Summer 2015 Programs PDF Print E-mail

Spring - Summer 2015 Recreation brochureThe Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Spring-Summer 2015 programs brochure is now available for download.

Download now.

Middle School Fencing Registration Now Open PDF Print E-mail

Middle School Fencing program registration is now open. Register onsite March 12 at 6:45 p.m. in the Montclair High School Annex Gym (freshman building). The fee is $75. The fencing program runs through May 14. Equipment is provided.

Montclair Recreation Spring Flag Football Registration Now Open PDF Print E-mail

Spring Flag Football sponsored by the NFL.

Montclair Recreation announces Spring Flag Football registration for kids ages 7-14. The program runs from April 6 to June14. The fee is $75. Game jerseys, mouth guards and flags will be provided. Players are required to wear sneakers or cleats. Teams will play against Bloomfield Jr. Bengals teams.

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