Recreation & Cultural Affairs

The South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is located in the Baird Community Center, a 100 year old Tudor-esque building set in Meadowland Park. The Baird houses the administrative offices for the department, the Pierro Gallery of South Orange and a variety of meeting and activity spaces. 
The mission of the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life in South Orange, by providing a well-rounded program of leisure time activities for community residents of all ages and interests.

 CLICK HERE for a complete listing of programs and activities and to register online.  You will need to create an account for yourself and any family members you may have. Please note that there are no charges associated for online registration. You will pay the same fee if you register in person or online. 
In the event of inclement weather or hazardous travel conditions that require the closure of fields or buildings and program cancellations, there are TWO WAYS to be notified:

1) Call the Recreation Dept. Hotline at 973-762-0748 OR

2) Follow 'SOrangeRec' on Twitter to get notifications directly to your mobile device.
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