UPDATED september 8, 2020

September Rec Newsletter

the ginny duenkel pool has staff assigned to maintain an attendance count during operational hours.  the current occupancy can be obtained by calling the pool office at 973-325-4085.

the pool season has been extended to include september 8 through 13, 19 and 20.  pool operational hours are 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm on those days.

fall Programming and Special Events

•    The recreation department will be releasing a september edition of the rec newsletter.  this edition features information on upcoming summer special events and programming.  program information can also found through community pass at

The Township will continue to monitor these evolving conditions and implement actions based upon the best available guidance from state and federal officials.  The Township will keep the community updated.

Ginny Duenkel Pool

•   pool opened on monday, june 22nd.  the pool is open daily from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm.  pool memberships can be purchased by or by calling 973-325-4085

a 2020 ginny duenkel pool faq sheet can be found by clicking here.

municipal tennis courts REOPENED on friday, may 22nd at 6:00 am with guidelines in place.  please be sure to review the guidelines prior to playing by clicking here.

The West Orange Recreation Department continues to discuss COVID-19 information with Township and Board of Education officials while monitoring updates from local, state and federal officials.  As we process this information, we are developing contingency plans for different scenarios.  Our top priority is the health and safety of our participants and staff.

All kiddie parks, playgrounds, basketball courts and the skate park are open to the public.   we are strongly recommending the CDC suggestions of ‘social distancing’ so please keep distance from other residents.

Spring Programming

• refunds were processed for all spring programs at this time.  refund checks were be mailed to the address on file in your community pass account.

Exercise Your Brain

•    As an at home recreation activity, the Recreation Department has launched a weekly Exercise Your Brain feature.  Each week, we will be uploading a packet of brain teasers including word searches, crosswords, sudoku and more to  

the rock spring golf club reopened on saturday, may 2nd.  please visit for further details.


Know Your Neighborhood Infographic

How well do you know your neighborhood PARKS?

Click on the image or go to the parks page for more info

Registration has begun for Spring programs. Sign up now for spring sports teams, clinics  and other activities. Information and registration can be found online.

 Online Registration

Registration for Recreation Department sponsored programs is done through Community Pass. The registration portal can be found online. Residents can join in by creating their online registration account at Community Pass registration. Please note that if you have an existing Community Pass account with another organization, you do not need to create a new account.  For any questions, please view our Community Pass FAQs (PDF).

About the Recreation Department

The Township of West Orange offers a wide variety of recreation programs for all residents. Our parks and facilities are located throughout the township. View the parks map (PDF).

Current Programs and Tryout Dates

For up to date information about programs offered by the Recreation Department, Police Athletic League, Mountain Top League as well as other local organizations, please click on the Current Registration Forms and Tryout Schedules link on the left.

Upcoming Special Events

Throughout the year, the Recreation Department sponsors various special events. For information, please click on the upcoming special events link on the left.

Recreation Resource Guide

View the West Orange Recreation Resource Guide (PDF).


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