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Recreation

The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of high quality and affordable year-round leisure programs for Springfield residents of all ages, as well as extensive senior citizen services and a Community Pool. Programs are intended to support, regulate, and encourage participation in a healthy and active lifestyle; and to facilitate the use and enjoyment of Township parks and recreational facilities for the residents of Springfield.

Facilities

Chisholm Community Center
100 South Springfield Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-912-2227
  Springfield Community Pool
44 Morrison Road
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-912-0039
Summer Only


Online Registration

The Recreation Department offers you the convenience of registering for most programs online through Community Pass. Click here to visit our online registration webpage.

Senior Citizen Services

The Recreation Department sponsors activities for all senior citizen residents of Springfield, such as a free fitness room and weekly fitness classes, bus trips, health clinics, speakers, entertainment, Black History month program, breakfasts, Super Bowl party, Mother’s Day brunch, Father’s Day lunch, gardening program, movie series, and more. A monthly calendar can be downloaded below and is available at the Chisholm Community Center. The Springfield Senior Citizens Club is an affiliated organization that meets regularly at the Chisholm Community Center. A variety of programs are offered, such as cards, Bingo, monthly meetings, birthday luncheons, and more. To join the club, download a membership form below or pick one up at the Chisholm Community Center.

The Recreation Department offers free weekday bus transportation for senior citizens to locations within the township, such as grocery stores, salons, doctor offices, fitness clubs, banks, senior citizen club meetings, library, post office, and more. To make a reservation, residents can call (973) 912-2227 between 8:00-9:00 am to schedule an appointment for that day. The bus service runs from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Bus service is unavailable on municipal holidays, and due to inadvertent weather or staffing conditions. The bus is equipped with a passenger lift for wheelchairs. Other riders should be able to board and depart the bus independently. New riders are asked to complete an emergency contact form. The bus was generously donated by Investors Bank Foundation.

Sports Club Websites
The Springfield Recreation Department is affiliated with the following youth sports programs.
Springfield Jr. Dawgs Football: www.leaguelineup.com/footballspfd
Soccer Club of Springfield: www.soccerclubofspringfield.com
Springfield Junior Baseball League: www.leaguelineup.com/sjbl
Springfield Minutemen Baseball: www.leaguelineup.com/springfieldnj
Springfield Basketball Association: www.leaguelineup.com/springfieldbasketball
Springfield Lacrosse Club: www.springfieldlaxnj.com
TGA of Union County Golf and Tennis: http://playtga.com/unioncounty
U.S. Sports Institute: http://ussportsinstitute.com
Fit/Fast Training and Conditioning: http://www.fitfastnj.com

Township Parks

Alvin Park (Alvin Terrace, off Morris Avenue)
Chisholm Park (South Springfield Avenue, at Shunpike Road)
Charles Cohn Memorial Park (Baltusrol Way)
Denham Park (Denham Road, at Donna Road)
Henshaw Park (Henshaw Avenue, at Hawthorne Avenue)
Houdaille Quarry (Mountview Road)
Irwin Park (Irwin Street and Adams Terrace)
Laurel Park (Laurel Drive, at Hemlock Terrace)
Patriot Park (Wabeno Avenue, off Mountain Avenue)
Pool Field (Morrison Road, off Morris Avenue)
Ruby Park (Caldwell Place, at Mountain Avenue)
Smithfield Park (Smithfield Drive, off Milltown Road)
William Trivett Memorial Park (Colonial Terrace, off Morris Avenue)
Veterans Memorial Park (Mountain Avenue and Shunpike Road)

County Parks

Briant Park (Shunpike Road/Orchard Street, at Briant Parkway)
Hidden Valley Park (Springfield/Summit border)
Lenape Park (Springfield/Cranford border)
Meisel Avenue Park (Meisel Avenue, between Laurel Drive and Linden Avenue)
Rahway River Parkway (Morris Avenue, at Union border)
Washington Avenue Park (Angel Avenue, off Washington Avenue)

Recreation & Community Pool Documents

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