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Mission Statement

Recreation Department participantsThe mission of the Fort Lee Recreation Department is to offer a variety of quality services to residents of all ages so that their leisure time may be spent in a productive, meaningful and enjoyable manner in safe environments.

These services may take the form of cultural, educational, instructional or recreational programs or less structured activities. They are diverse so as to offer options. They are generally introductory and non-competitive in nature, allowing for the sampling of varied experiences, without fear of ridicule or failure.

Our services are a means to a greater end; that end to include the establishment of new relationships and rapport with other participants, staff, and members of the community. This helps to open new lines of communication; to promote mutual respect in our multicultural environment; to promote a better understanding of ourselves and our neighbors; and ultimately, a better understanding of, and commitment to, our community. Our services enhance and enrich lives long after a specific activity is completed.

Program Registration Procedures

Recreation Department participantsRecreation DepartmentRegistration for all Recreation Department programs is open to all Fort Lee residents and children who attend Fort Lee Public Schools and Christ the Teacher School. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list and notified if there is room available in a class. There will be no refunds given after the completion of the first class. The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration. In such a case, a refund will be granted. In the event of rain, please call the Recreation Office to ensure that the outdoor classes will be held.

Registration for all programs listed in the program brochure will be held at the Recreation Center. Doors will open at the start of registration at which time a number will be assigned. No one will be allowed to register for more than one individual outside their immediate family.

Mail-In Registration Procedures:

Recreation Department participantIn order to help alleviate some of the lines which form at registration, we also accept mail-in registrations for the following programs only:

  • drawing
  • judo
  • karate
  • all adult classes

Only participants who have registered for recreation programs before, and whose information is in our computer, can register by mail for these limited programs. Please mail the pertinent information to the Recreation Department, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Please be sure to include the participant’s name, address, age, and phone number as well as a list of the classes for which you wish to register. Only checks or money orders will be accepted, made payable to the Borough of Fort Lee. All receipts will be mailed as confirmation of registration.

Walk-In Registration:

Recreation Department participantsIf you are registering for classes other than the above mentioned programs, or if you have never registered your child with us before, you are required to register in person. For those who have never registered before, the following information is necessary: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Emergency Phone Number, Proof of Age (Birth Certificate or Passport), Proof of Residency (Lease, Deed, Tax Bill, Maintenance Agreement, or most recent canceled rent check only).


Borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey
Borough Hall • 309 Main Street • Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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