The mission of the Department of Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services is to provide services that promote a clean, safe, and attractive city. The department also ensures that diversified recreational and cultural activities are developed and implemented for all residents of Newark to enjoy.
To find a municipal operated recreation center, please click: Find a Local Recreation Center
This Division provides comprehensive recreational and cultural activities for the citizens of Newark. Recreation strives to be the leader in promoting community health and well-being through fun, higher learning, progressive and memorable parks and recreation experiences and activities for everyone. This Division Identifies and implements activities and programs that will reinforce success oriented, character building attributes in Newark’s youth.
In the winter months minor problems or inconveniences can become life threatening. Please be aware of the dangers and take actions to ensure your safety. Many issues can all be reported to the 4311 system who will report to the department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services to ensure that the proper actions are taken. Some examples are: Lack of heat and/or hot water burst pipes and sewage no running water if a building needs to be boarded and secured or an illegal housing conversion.
Blues musician, storyteller, actor, teacher, and son of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee will tell stories and perform
Classes range from overcoming fear of swimming to master levels
Four divisions for boys aged 10 through adult, and two female divisions
Participants attend all classes – certification lasts for two years
Landlords must provide tenants with heat starting October 1, 2016, and continuing through May 1, 2017