Recreation

OPENING SOON - Basketball Courts at William BirchBasketball Court Opens in new window Park/Recreation Center!

The Basketball Courts will be open for the season starting this Friday, May 7. Click here for hours!



NEW VIDEO CLASSES!

Fort Lee Recreation - Kidzmusik Class (Children ages 1-6) - April 12, 2021

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SEASONAL JOB - RECREATION 

The Fort Lee Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for a limited number of part time summer employment positions. All applicants must be 16 years of age by July 5, 2021.

Counselors are needed for a Summer Morning Playground Program in July. Counselors must work every weekday from July 6 through July 30 with no exceptions.

Wading pool attendants are also needed for various hours throughout the summer.

Applications may be picked up at the Fort Lee Recreation Center daily between the hours of 9 am– 7:30 pm at the park side entrance (near the flagpole), 1500 8th Street (at the bottom of Stillwell Avenue). Completed applications must be returned to the attendant at the same location no later than May 14, 2021.

Applicants will be called for individual interviews after May 14th. For further information, please call 201-592-3612 between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

Employment Information (PDF)

NOW OFFERING tennis lessons for adults & kids!

All Pro Tennis, in conjunction with Fort Lee Recreation, will be offering 5-week outdoor tennis lessons on Thursdays, beginning May 6 for Fort Lee Residents Only. Proof of residency is required.

Levels of instruction will be given for the beginner through the more advanced player with the emphasis on tennis fundamentals, footwork and enjoyment!Pickleball Court

In-person, outdoor registration will take place on April 29 on a first-come, first serve basis beginning at 7PM. Registration will take place in the back of the Recreation Center (near the courts).
The cost is $105 and can be paid by check, Venmo or cash only. Checks must be made payable to ALL PRO TENNIS. Those paying with cash MUST have exact change.

All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.

Click here for schedule and additional information.

For further registration information, please e-mail Barry Ruback at barrys10s@gmail.com and be sure to include your telephone number.


OUTDOOR SOCCER & MULTI-SPORTS CLASSES

Fort Lee Recreation, in conjunction with the USA Sports Group, will be offering soccer and multi-sports outdoor classes for ages 2-6 years. All registration is taking place online for Fort Lee residents only on a first come first serve basis. All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed. Classes will take place on the basketball courts at William Birch Park (by the Recreation Center at the bottom of Stillwell Avenue). 

There are still some spots left to register now! Fort Lee residents may register here

Information regarding USA Sports COVID-19 rules and procedures may be found here.

USA Sports Group

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.

DEPT OF RECREATION VIDEO CLASSES

We know you miss the programs we provide to the community - and we miss YOU, too! Some of our instructors created classes while sheltering at home for you to do in the comfort of YOUR own home.

Yoga with Margie Leal (All levels, 7/21/20)
Pilates with Linda Alania (All levels, 7/21/20)
Yoga with Margie Leal (All levels, 6/29/20)
Pilates with Linda Alania (All levels, 6/29/20)
Yoga with Margie Leal (All levels, 6/10/20)
Pilates with Linda Alania (All levels, 6/10/20)
Yoga with Margie Leal (All levels, 5/27/20)
Pilates with Linda Alania (All levels, 5/27/20)
Kidzmusik (Children, ages 1-6, 5/28/20)
Yoga with Margie Leal (All levels, 5/26/20)
Kidzmusik (Children, ages 1-6, 5/18/20)
Standing & Chair Pilates with Linda Alania - For Stronger Bones & Better Balance! (All levels, 5/18/20)
Chair & Mat Yoga with Margie Leal (All Levels, 5/18/20)
Pilates with Linda Alania (All levels, 5/11/20)
Fitness Fusion Yoga & Pilates with Margie Leal (All levels, 5/11/20)
KidzMusik (Children, ages 1-6, 5/11/20)
Pilates with Linda Alania (All levels, 5/4/20)
Fitness Fusion Yoga & Pilates with Margie Leal (All levels, 5/4/20)
Kidzmusik (Children, ages 1-6, 5/4/20)

ONLINE ACTIVITIES You can do from home


Looking for some fun activities for you and your family to keep busy? Your friends at Fort Lee Recreation enjoyed the following sites and videos:

  • PIPLike you, we are looking forward to the day we can all be together in our beautiful parks! This is a great video of the early years of the Palisade Interstate Park from 1929 -1943 even includes early videos of the George Washington Bridge. Interesting and Educational. Watch it here
  • There is lots of fun and educational information from the New YoNYC Parks Cherry Blossoms Opens in new windowrk City Parks Department! Visit the Parks@Home site here
  • Listen to Dolly Parton the "The Book Lady" read classic Dolly Partonbedtime stories, such as ’The Little Engine that Could,’ LIVE every Thursday night or watch previous stories. View here and click on WATCH NOW on Goodnight With Dolly! There are also activity sheets available.
  • Tenafly Nature Center has free online videos that Tenafly Nature Centerinclude virtual tours and information about the animals onsite, on Facebook @tenaflynaturecenter. Click here to view!
  • Attention Harry Potter Fans! JK Rowling has introduced Harry Pottera "Harry Potter at Home" hub. View here to read articles, take quizzes, do puzzles and make crafts!

And here’s one from us to you! We’re all in this together - watch here!  (* Short ad before the video) We hope this made you smile!

We will be posting more "things to do" in the coming days and weeks! You can also visit us on Facebook @FortLeeRecreation for more information and recommendations.

Stay home, stay healthy and stay safe!

Your friends at Fort Lee Recreation