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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For general information on the Recreation Department's programs, go to:

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.

We invite you to check out Dunellen Parks and Recreation’s new website at:

We are encouraging all members of the Dunellen community to create an account on the new website to make registering for programs quicker and easier AND to get on our new email blast system. The website offers convenient features such as:

Real-time online program registrations.

Up-to-date calendar of Borough events; and

Announcements, alerts, and community-wide news.

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Winter Events

The Winter Flag Football League for grades 5-12 with Coach Oz begins this Sunday, December 4 at Columbia Park in Dunellen. Grades 5-8 meet from 11-12:30 and Grades 9-12 meet from 12:30-1:30. Register by tomorrow (12/2) for $20. After 12/2, add $15.  Both residents and non-residents are encouraged to register. This league is a great opportunity for players from all over to enjoy playing football! Register at:

 Youth Basketball for grades K-6 with Coach Kelly Seader begins Saturday, January 7. Register by 12/15 for $60 (non-residents add $15). After 12/15, add $15. Players will do drills for skills development and learn the basics of game playing. Register at:

 The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is this Sunday, December 4 at 6 PM at Washington Memorial Park. This festive event will feature a brass band, caroling and a visit from Santa! We hope to see you there.

 Register for Dunellen Recreation's Winter Home Decorating Contest for a chance to win $100 and a visit from Santa on Christmas Eve. Free. Dunellen residents only. Register by 12/13/22 at:

 The Annual Senior Citizens Winter Party is on Sunday, January 8 at 1:30 PM downstairs in the auditorium at St. John the Evangelist Church at 317 First Street. All Dunellen senior citizens are welcome to attend. Free. RSVP by 1/3 to Rec Director Alex Miller at or (732) 968-3033, x8.


Morecraft Park Playground Layout
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Morecraft Park View A

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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 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.
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
Deadlines September 9, 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