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Please note that as of Jan 1, credit card convenience fees for all borough departments will be set at 2.75% of the transaction amount, rather than a flat rate.


*The Recreation Commission’s refund policy has changed.  Credits and refunds will no longer be issued for ANY withdrawal or cancellation.  Exceptions will not be made.*


For the Winter 2016-17 brochure, click here.


Welcome to Paramus Recreation.  On the right hand side you will find links to our online resources, including online registration.  If you have any questions you can always call us and we'll be happy to assist in any way we can.

The Recreation Office is staffed weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. as well as Thursday evenings (subject to change) between 7:00 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.  Aside from specially designated in person registration days (see below), registrations will not be taken during the morning hours or after 4:00 p.m.



Many of the youth activities offered in our brochure rely on volunteer coaches. Anyone wishing to coach any youth activity must complete both an Intent to Coach Form and an Ethics Form. All volunteer coaches must take part in and pass the Rutger's S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic. All candidates will be subject to a background check. Click here for additional information.



For more information about the seasonal employment opportunities that are available, please click here.




The Terri Roemer Paramus Run

The Run features a 5K Road Race, a 10K Road Race, a 5K Health Walk and a 1 Mile Fun Run. More information, or to register, please visit: www.paramusrun.com

Pumpkin Hunt

This event will take place at Petruska Park on Saturday, October 29th between 10 a.m. and noon.  One hunt for all the age groups will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Activities will include a bounce house and inflatables as well as carnival games.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume!!!  On each grade level plaques will be awarded for the following categories:  Most Creative Use of Materials; Most Original Concept; Funniest; Scariest; Most Exquisite; Best Representation of an Athletic Figure; Best Representation of an Animal, Cartoon Character or Icon; Most Patriotic; Best Group; Best Costumed Animal.   In the event of rain, this event will be held on Monday, October 31st between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m (please check Facebook for weather cancellation updates).

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival will include inflatables, rides and games. The Tree Lighting and Winter Carnival will be held at the Borough Hall Complex conclude with the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree.  The date and time are TBD.

Youth Holiday Party

This event is geared towards children age 3 to 7.  Tentative plans include refreshments, small prizes and an appearance by Santa and friends.  Although the event is free, tickets will be required.  Proof of residency will be required.  First come first serve, with a limit of six per family.  No more than two adult tickets will be given per family.  Every single person in attendance needs a ticket.  This party is for Paramus residents and their children only.  Those who cannot come in person to pick up their tickets can mail a self addressed and stamped envelope.  The Youth Holiday Party will be held on Saturday December 5 beginning at 10:00am.

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Satuday, March 26 2016 at Petruska Park.  The hunt will start at approximately 10:00am.  In the event of inclement weather the Easter Egg Hunt will be held indoors at Paramus Catholic in their indoor sports bubble.  If the weather is questionable, call the Recreation Office answering maching (201-265-9321) after 9:30am to learn of any changes. 

Senior Citizen "Spring Fling"

The annual Spring Fling for Senior Citizens will be held on Friday May 29, 2015 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Petruska Park.  The rain dates for the program are Thursday June 4th and Friday June 12th, if necessary.  The fee for this event is $5 and is nonrefundable.  Tickets will be available at Petruska Park.  Proof of residency (driver's license, tax bill, utility bill) will be required.  It is recommended that those who attend bring their own lawn chairs.


Didn't receive the Recreation activities brochure? Let us know by filling out this form.  We will notify the Paramus Post Office that you did not receive the brochure so they can note the error and ensure you get the brochure next time.


Paramus Recreation Commission meeting schedules, agenda and minutes are available here.