Parks & Recreation

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

Alex Miller, Recreation Director |
Julie Grof, Program Manager |

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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.
Mark your calendar!
Following are important dates you won't want to miss.

For more information about the following listings or to register for Dunellen Recreation programs, go to then click on Register/Programs. 


Registration is now open for:
Dunellen Recreation Summer Camp for ages 5-12
Rec Camp is fun, affordable and offers a flexible schedule. Exactly what summer camp should be! Camp runs from June 19 through August 11 and is held at the Dunellen Senior Center in Columbia Park. Sign up by the day or by the week and choose a half day schedule of 8:00-11:30 AM ($30/day) or a full day schedule of 8 AM-3 PM ($60/day). There are discounts for full week registrations and for early registrations. More info is available at

This just in! 
Adult Pickleball Session Extended
The program has been extended to April 26. If you are already registered, there's no need to do anything. Just keep attending on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM in the gym at Dunellen High School. If you are not registered and would like to join, go to Then click Register>Programs and follow the prompts.

**NEW** | Girls Softball for Grades 6-8 Added

Just opened. Season begins April 22. Register now at Go to Register>Programs and follow the prompts.

Sunday, March 19 is the first run for the:
Adult Jogging Club 
Club meets every other week on Sundays at 8 AM at Washington Memorial Park. All levels are welcome. Free but pre-registration is required. 

Sunday, April 2 at 1 PM at Columbia Park
Dunellen Recreation's Annual Egg Hunt (grades PK-3)
Make sure to arrive on time and bring a basket. Free event; open to Dunellen residents only. 

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Saturday, April 8 is the registration deadline for:
Youth Tennis (grades 3-8)

The registration fee is $55. Non-residents add $15. The season begins April 15.

Week of April 17 kicks off the season for:
Youth Open Soccer (grades PK-K and grades 3-5)
The Spring Open Soccer program offers one practice per week. There are no teams and no game schedule. Registration is free but pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Open to Dunellen residents only. This program is coached by volunteer staff. The Rec Dept is only able to offer this program to grades which have volunteers. If you are interested in helping out for grades PK-K, 1-2, 3-5 or 6-8, please contact Program Manager Julie Grof at

Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM
Baseball/Softball Season Opening Day Parade & Ceremony

The parade starts at Washington Memorial Park and travels north on N. Washington Avenue to McCoy Park, where the ceremony will be held. All are invited to attend.

Sunday, April 30 is the registration deadline for the:
Doubles Tennis Tournament on May 6 at 9 AM
Open to high school students and adults. Entry fee: $20/team. Pre-registration required.

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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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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

• 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