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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 Recreation Fall Baseball Program PDF Print E-mail

There is still time to register for the Montclair Recreation Fall Baseball program. The program is for kids who will be in the 5th, 6th or 7th grade in the fall of this year.

The baseball program fee is $75 per player. The season begins Saturday, September 12 and runs through Saturday, November 7. Games and practices will be held at Nishuane Park on Saturday afternoons. Gloves and rubber cleats are required to play.

Please register online at

Volunteer coaches/umpires are greatly needed -- please call Montclair Recreation for more information: 973-509-4915.

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.

Montclair, Glen Ridge Officials Hold Washington Field Ribbon Cutting Cremony PDF Print E-mail

Friday, August 28, 2015

Officials from Montclair, Glen Ridge and Essex County gathered today for a ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the official opening of the newly renovated George Washington Field on the Montclair Glen Ridge border on Baldwin Street.

Washington Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The multi-use field now has a new CoolPlay synthetic turf which is designed to reduce surface temperature without reducing field performance. The new turf is suitable for a variety of sports including baseball, softball, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer.

The field was renovated through a shared service agreement between Glen Ridge and Montclair with financing from the Essex County Recreation & Open Space Trust Fund. Montclair and Glen Ridge were both awarded $150,000 for the field renovations.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, who announced the grant awards in October of last year, joined local officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pictured: Glen Ridge Borough Administrator Michael Rohal, former Glen Ridge Councilor Jeff Theodorou, Montclair Councilor Rich McMahon, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Glen Ridge Mayor Peter Hughes, Montclair Councilor Renee Baskerville, Glen Ridge Councilor Dan Murphy, Glen Ridge Councilor Paul Lisovicz, Montclair Acting Township Manager Timothy Stafford

Maniacs Take 2015 Men's Softball League Title PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Montclair Recreation men’s league Maniacs, managed by Eric Kepner, defeated 2014 defending champions The Overlookers in an exciting and emotional championship game played at Nishuane Field on Sunday, August 9. Final score: 18-17.

The 30-and-over Sunday morning men's league teams play every spring (April-July) and fall (September-November). For more information, contact Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs at 973-509-4915.

2015 Men's League Champions the Maniacs

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