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.
As of September 1, 2016 all permits and licenses sold by the Newark Watershed will be available to purchase online or in the West Milford or Newark offices at our Kiosks with a credit card (Master Card and Visa only), and money order or cashier’s check. Cash will no longer be accepted. There will be a fee associated with your credit card payment. Please see the breakdown below:Merchant fee: 3% + $0.30
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.
Landlords must provide tenants with heat starting October 1, 2016, and continuing through May 1, 2017
Program is designed to Prevent Violence and Turn Lives Around
100 indie films, celebrity appearances, family fun, workshops, and more
Family-oriented event will raise awareness of physical activity and healthier living
City partnering with Unique Drill and Drum Corporation to develop teams for events and competitions