Parks & Recreation

Dunellen Parks & Recreation
355 North Ave
Dunellen, NJ 08812
(732) 968-3033, ext 8

Alex Miller, Recreation Director |
Julie Grof, Administrative Assistant |

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The Dunellen Recreation Department & Parks Commission is dedicated to providing recreational programs, events & sports to the residents of Dunellen by utilizing the Borough's parks and schools to help enhance the lives of the community. Its mission is to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing an array of diverse, affordable programs and multicultural events that promote community service and environmental awareness while meeting the physical, mental, social, and psychological needs of our community.

Senior Movie Mondays are Back! The Recreation Department is very excited that the Dunellen Theater is back up and running. The Senior Movie Package is $5.00 for the movie, 2 slices of pizza, small soda and popcorn. Upcoming movies for our seniors : May 23rd, June 20th, July 18th and August 22nd. Movie start time is at 10 am and pizza is served at 11 am.

2022 Community Day
Join us in beautifying Dunellen for the third annual Community Day on June 5th Event runs from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Meet at McCoy Park at 10am for instructions. Volunteers will be assigned to various Dunellen parks. 
We'll need help with raking, planting, painting and more.
If possible, please come prepared with bring work gloves, water and sunscreen. Wear old clothes. 
Contact Parks and Rec Director Alex Miller at or call (732) 968-3033, x8.

Dunellen Recreation Night at the Somerset Patriots Game with fireworks | Thursday, June 23 at 7:05 PM

DEADLINE: May 31 - ticket order link:  
Dunellen Recreation is excited to offer Dunellen Recreation Night at the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on Thursday, June 23 at 7:05 PM - and there will be post-game fireworks too! It's sure to be a fun evening for all. We encourage Dunellen Recreation participants to wear their Recreation shirts to the game - show your Dunellen spirit when cheering on the Patriots. We can't wait to see everyone at the ballpark. Special ticket price for Dunellen residents and their guests: $9.50 each. 


2022  Rec Spring Sports Flyer-1

Summer Camp:


2021 Hometown Heroes Banner Program                                                                                     

 Dunellen Recreation has teamed up with The American Legion Post 119 and VFW Post 5479 on a new Hometown Heroes Program, last year we put up 51 banners in the downtown.
���� Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a tribute for our community to honor past and present service members. Banners will be hung from light poles in downtown Dunellen from May to November.
Deadline for new Banners for Memorial Day is March 27, 2022

Each banner will be 24" x 48" heavy vinyl, printed on both sides and will display:
* Honoree's photograph
* Full name
* Rank
* Branch of military
* Years of service
* Era
• Memorial Day 2022: March 27, 2022

• Veteran that grew up in town pre-service.
• Veteran that lived in town post service.
• Family Veteran of a Resident.
• Veterans from the American Legion Post #119 or VFW Post 5479
To honor a loved one with a Hometown Heroes Banner*:

(1) Complete this form;
(2) Email a quality image to;
(3) Fee is $155 per banner. Accepted payment methods are cash, check or money order (made payable to "Borough of Dunellen"). Send payment to: Dunellen Recreation, 355 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ 08812.
* Actual banners will look similar to the sample image but may slightly differ.
Dunellen Parks and Recreation Department
Director Alex Miller
(732) 968-3033, x8