Mission Statement

The 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.

For questions regarding the Community Center's activities and schedules, please call 201-592-4699.

For questions regarding the Department of Recreation's actvities and schedules, please call 201-592-3612.


Fort Lee will be getting new Pickleball Courts - just in time for the Spring! Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. These courts will be found at William Birch Park (Bottom of Stillwell Avenue) and Coytesville Park (between 6th & 7th Streets off Myrtle Avenue).


The Fort Lee Recreation Department is now accepting applications for summer camp counselors and wading pool attendants. Applicants must be 15 years-old by July 1, 2019.

Applications may be picked up at the Recreation Center Office, located at 1500 8th Street (the bottom of Stillwell Avenue), weekdays, 8:30am-4pm. Deadline is Monday, May 6.

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