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.


Programs will be announced throughout the year.  You can sign up for announcements using the form on this page.  You can also register for programs online through Community Pass.  Click here to be redirected.

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 Clubs Websites

The Springfield Recreation Department is affiliated with the following youth sports programs:

Springfield Jr. Dawgs Football:

Soccer Club of Springfield:

Springfield Junior Baseball League:

Springfield Minutemen Baseball:

Springfield Basketball Association:

Springfield Lacrosse Club:

TGA of Union County Golf and Tennis:

U.S. Sports Institute:

Fit/Fast Training and Conditioning:

Updates & Announcements

Recreation Department Announces Extended Hours

In order to better serve the Springfield community, the Recreation Department announces extended office hours of 8:00 am-6:00 pm on ...
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Michael Butrico Hired as New Assistant Director of Recreation

The Springfield Recreation Department is excited to welcome Michael Butrico as the Assistant Director of Recreation. Michael recently served as ...
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Township Begins Eliminating “Convenience” Fees Starting with Recreation

So-called "convenience" fees are often added costs associated with online transactions and credit card payments.  The Township of Springfield is ...
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Recreation & Community Pool Documents