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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

"Montclair Celebrates" to Hold Beefsteak Dinner Fundraiser for July 4th Celebrations PDF Print E-mail

July 4th logoIt's time to start the celebration! Come enjoy a great dinner and help make Montclair's July 4th parade and fireworks the best ever. Montclair Recreation and Montclair Celebrates – a community-based organization formed to preserve the Township’s Independence Day celebrations – are hosting a beefsteak dinner fundraising event Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church Madonna Hall, 1 Munn Street, Montclair. Tickets are $60 and include dinner and drinks.

This year's honorary dinner guest and parade grand marshal is long-time Montclair resident and Immaculate Conception High School President Celia Triggs Honohan. The Brownstone of Paterson, NJ will cater the event dinner which includes cold antipasto, pasta, beefsteak, French fries, dessert, beer, wine, and soda. Enjoy the sounds of country and western band East of Nashville.

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.

Sign-ups for MRCA Youth Track & Field Now Open PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Recreation’s Spring Track & Field Program for grades 3-8 is now taking registrations. Boys and girls compete recreationally against neighboring towns. The program teaches basic and advance skills needed for youth to compete in appropriate Track & Field events.

Teams will meet twice a week for practice or meets. The season begins in April and ends in June.

Participants will be issued track jerseys but must provide won sneakers or track shoes (non-spikes).

The fee for the program is $75. Register online at For more information, please call Montclair Recreation at 973-509-4915.

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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