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.
  1. 1970&#39s Toy Collection

    Conversations About Collecting

    Find out how two very interesting collectors engage the world through their collections and learn how to manage your own favorite objects from a conservator’s point of view: "Conversations about Collecting," 3/1/18 at 7:30pm in the Pierro Gallery Read on...
  2. Cameron scoreboard with player

    South Orange/Maplewood Baseball and Softball Registration begins January 1st

    While winter has just begun, planning is underway for spring baseball and softball. Registration begins in January for all children planning to participate. Read on...
  3. South Orange Community Garden Registration for 2018 Underway

    Registration for the South Orange Community Garden for 2018 is underway. Read on...
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    Temporary Ice Rink Installed in Meadowland Park

    The Village has installed a temporary ice rink in Meadowland Park for the winter months on the basketball court area adjacent to the Baird. Read on...
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