Parks & Recreation

Roe Pool

The safety of our community is of utmost importance to Wayne Township and the Department of Parks & Recreation. Given the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Township has continued to follow the guidance provided by the State of New Jersey and the office of Governor Murphy. The following guidelines are currently in place:

All Township Parks, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, and Playgrounds are currently open for active use. Athletic Field reservations are now being accepted. Groups are required to follow social distancing guidelines set by the State.

James W. Roe Pool and Tom’s Lake at Captain Kilroy Park are open daily. Operation hours are from July 20th - August 9th on weekends 11:00 am – 7:30 pm and on weekdays 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm, August 10th – September 7th  on weekends 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and weekdays 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. As of July 13, 2020, the James W. Roe pool will be accepting 2 guests per family on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the slides will be operating intermittently between the hours of 1 pm - 5 pm.

Seasonal memberships are now available for purchase online, in person or by mail-in registration.

For more information about programs, activities, and events, please contact Wayne Parks & Recreation at 973-694-1800 x 3260 or by email.

The Department of Parks and Recreation was established by ordinance in 1966. The Director is appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Council. The Department is organized into three areas: Historical Commission, Division of Parks & Forestry and the Division of Recreation. The following is a breakdown of the responsibilities of each:
  • The Historical Commission's major functions are to uncover and preserve any material about the history of the community. They also work with township officials in the preservation of records and archives of the Township. Also, this area of the department promotes the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and markers.
  • The Division of Parks & Forestry currently maintains 1859.45 acres of parkland which includes two aquatic facilities, two museums, and 23 community parks. These parks include 12 tennis courts, 2 platform tennis courts, 6 baseball fields, 12 softball fields, 10 soccer fields, 3 football fields, and 5 turf multi-purpose fields. The Division of Parks & Forestry also maintains approximately 10,000+ street trees and trees located in township parks and on township property. Lastly, this department is in charge of 53 school paths for snow removal and trimming of brush, 171 roadside visibility sites, 24 bus shelters, and 72 trash pickup sites.
  • Wayne Township's Division of Recreation offers a wide variety of year-round activities for all residents of the community. Activities include team sports, youth and adult instructional programs, bus trips, special events, and community programs.  Pool and lake membership, as well as tennis badges, can be obtained through the Recreation Division.  Transportation for the elderly and disabled is available through the department’s year-round local fixed-route bus service. The division also manages field and facility reservations and the Tree Permit program.  
Contact us today to learn about the many opportunities available to our residents:

Wayne Township Parks & Recreation
475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07480
973-694-1800 x 3259 or 3260

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., open late on Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays