Recreation & Cultural Affairs


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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, the Baird Preschool 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.

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    Kate Schmidt

    Recreation Director
    Phone: 973-378-7754

  2. Peter Travers

    Deputy Director

Contact Us

  1. Hours:
    Monday - Thursday
    9:00 am to 9:30 pm
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm


    5 Mead Street
    South Orange, NJ 07079