Westwood Recreation Department’s mission is to provide outstanding experiences and diverse services to all of its residents. Each program and event presents an opportunity to gain appreciation of Westwood’s parks, but to also encourage family and community involvement. We encourage you to view all the programs and services we provide.  

Please note:  We use Community Pass for our registration process.  If you don't already have a Community Pass account it's easy to get one! Just follow the link and you'll be guided through the process.  Be sure to save and remember your account information for easy access.  

Special thanks to Greg Hart for the aerial footage of Westvale Park!

NEW! 2022 Summer Events

Save the date for this year's summer events!  All events held in Veterans Memorial Park.  Times listed on flyers below.  Be sure to bring your chairs and blankets!  Events are free.  Be sure to follow Westwood Recreation on Facebook and Instagram @westwoodnjrec for updates or weather related changes!  

2022 Summer Concert Series2022 Summer Special Events
2022 Community Band Schedule2022 movies in the park

NEW!  2022 Summer Playground Program Handbook

Details on the Summer Playground program are available on the Summer Playground Page.  This year the program will run from June 27 to August 5th.  Resident registration begins May 2nd.  Please review the parent handbook for all procedures and Grades 4-8 trip information.  

NEW! 2022 Summer Program Guide

Check out our 2022 Summer Program Guide!  Registration for Westwood residents begins Monday, May 2; Non-resident registration begins Monday, March 9.  Please use Community Pass to register: https://register.communitypass.net/westwood

Inside you will find information on the Summer Playground Program, August mini-camps and kid and adult classes for summer.  You will also find details on class locations, session dates, the Community Pass registration process, and special notices regarding Summer Concert Series, Movies in the Park, Community Band performances and other events.

We are pleased that we are able to grow our full-service Recreation Department programs to serve the needs of our residents.  We look forward to seeing you in the parks and at the Community Center this spring.  As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please call 201-664-7882 or email gbuchheister@westwoodnj.gov.  

NEW! Preschool Registration Underway!

Three-Year-Old & 4-Year-Old spaces available for residents and non-residents!  See Preschool tab for more information about the program and fees.

NEW! ForeverYoung Newsletter July/August 2022

Follow this link for the latest ForeverYoung Newsletter! 

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The Rec Report: 

2021 Year In Review

2021 was a challenging year for recreational programming, but with some careful planning and creative thinking we were able to keep programs, camps and special events on the schedule.  We invite you to read though THE REC REPORT - 2021 Year in Review, our look back at a most unusual year for the department. The Rec Report


Spring 2021 travel basketball game at Brookside Park court Westwood Vs. Old Tappen.Our 2021 Boys Travel Basketball Team takes on Old Tappen on the the newly renovated basketball court in Brookside Park.