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, 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.
  1. Starmer

    Pierro Outdoors presents Pride #6, a lighting installation by local artist Cat Tate Starmer June 2-4

    Inspired by South Orange Village Center’s campaign: Everybody Belongs Here, Starmer will create a public art installation that both beautifies and popularizes South Orange’s public parks as a place for communion, inspiration and celebration of diversity. Read on...
  2. South Orange Summertime Guide is Available on the Web

    Wondering what to do this summer in South Orange? Check out the South Orange Summertime Guide in the Gas Light and available as a PDF on our website. Follow the link
  3. Memorial Day

    Memorial Day Service in South Orange Monday, May 29th

    The annual South Orange Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 29th at 9:00 am near Memorial Rock on the southwest end of the Duck Pond in Meadowland Park. Read on...
  4. model boats

    Model Boat Show at the South Orange Duck Pond June 3rd

    Come to the Duck Pond on Saturday June 3rd, 10am-4pm, to learn about model boating. Read on...
  5. 2014 Two Towns Triathlon for Kids Winners.jpg

    Two Towns Triathlon for Kids, June 17th

    The 4th annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be held in South Orange on Saturday, June 17, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am. Read on...
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