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*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. *Please note that as of Jan 1 2017, credit card convenience fees for all borough departments will be set at 2.75% of the transaction amount, rather than a flat rate.


For the 2017-18 Winter Travel Basketball Tryout schedule and information please click here

The Paramus Recreation Commission’s mission is to create opportunities for growth and improvement of citizens by offering an array of recreation programs that are diverse in their scope and address the physical, social and mental needs of the community.

Day to day responsibilities:

Creating, advertising and managing seasonal programs such as sports, summer playground and educational classes

Processing seasonal program registrations

Coordinating field and gym usage with various teams and organizations from the community, including the Board of Education

Organizing special events for the community

Working with the Shade Tree Department to ensure that fields are maintained in accordance with program schedules and that parks and playgrounds are routinely maintained.


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 28th between 1:00-2:30pm. One hunt for all the age groups will be held at 1:30pm. 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 30th 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 is Sunday December 3.

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 2 beginning at 10:00am.

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 8 2017 at Petruska Park. The event will start at 10:00am and the hunt will start at approximately 10:30am. There will be games and inflatables for children. In the event of inclement weather the Easter Egg Hunt will be rescheduled for Monday, April 10 at 5:30. If the weather is questionable, call the Recreation Office answering machine (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 Thursday June 1 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Petruska Park. The rain dates for the program are Thursday June 8 and Thursday June 15, 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.

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