Parks & Recreation


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 are currently open for passive use. Tennis Courts are open for active use. Basketball Courts and Playgrounds remain closed. Athletic Field reservations are not being accepted at this time. Groups are not to congregate for athletic competition.

Senior Bus service remains limited to grocery store and medical appointments only.

As of Monday, May 18, 2020, the Township is awaiting guidance from the Governor’s Office on the operation of aquatics facilities. Once pool guidelines are issued, the Township will open the James W. Roe Memorial Pool and Tom’s Lake at Captain Kilroy Park at a date to be determined. Seasonal memberships are now available for purchase online through 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 pertaining to 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 maintain 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 local 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