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Recreation Department

Nancy Bergen, Superintendent of Recreation

Phone: 609-844-7065
Fax: 609-895-1484

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Programs and Special Events



  • Basketball Clinics - Sign Up Now!
  • Sharpen your basketball skills by joining the Primetime Athletics coaching staff for this outdoor basketball clinic!¬†¬†This clinic will focus on dribbling, shooting, technique and much more! Seperate clinics will be held for both boys and girls. Limited space available! Click here to see more information and register.

  • Art in the Park!
  • Join us outside at Lawrence Veterans Park for some Art in the Park! This program will run each Wednesday from 5:00pm to 6:15pm. Classes will begin on July 29 and run for four weeks (7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19). All children and instructors are required to wear masks during this program. This program will be held under the pavilion at Veterans Park, so it will be rain or shine (with the exception of lightning/thunder). See this flyer for more details. Limited space available! Click here to register.


    After careful consideration and review of safety guidelines, the difficult decision was made to cancel summer camps until the end of July 2020.

    All trails and paths will remain open.

    The Recreation Department will keep you updated on the status of these programs via email, our website and Facebook page.

    Dog Park at Village Park

    Lawrence Township is esablishing new rules for the Dog Park: Only one owner at a time with his or her own dog(s) - Only a ten minute limit in the park - Please practice social distancing while waiting. If you have any questions, you may call the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7065.

    Senior Connect - The new Senior Connect is available. Please click here to view. It is also available at Town Hall at the North door entrance. You may also call the Senior Center at 609-844-7049 to make arrangements to have one delivered to you.

  • Lawrence Rec Virtual Activities Guide
  • Make staying home fun! CLICK HERE to view our guide to recreational activities from the comfort of your home.

  • Lawrence High School Pool
  • The Lawrence High School pool is closed until further notice.

  • Volunteerism and Special Talents
  • We are always looking for new programs to offer to the community. If you have any interest or special talents and you would like to offer a program through us please contact Nancy Bergen at Many of our programs rely on volunteerism to help make them successful. We appreciate all of our volunteers and are always looking for more.

Closings / Cancellations / Changes:

  • The LHS pool will be closed until further notice. Please continue to follow our Facebook page and website for updates.

Youth Programs

Adult Programs

Additional Programs


    For additional youth programs in Lawrence Township such as soccer, baseball, lacrosse and football, see related links at the bottom of the page.


    Township Parks

    Lawrence Trail Map

    Township Fields

    • Baseball/Softball Fields in Central Park:
    • Colavita Field
    • Carroll Field
    • Grant Field
    • Hughes Field
    • Pezzicola Field

    • Football Field in Central Park:
    • Elvin Bethea Field

    • Soccer Fields:
    • Armory Fields
    • Mooch Myernick Training Facility in Village Park
    • Zimmer Field in Central Park

    • Softball Fields in Village Park:
    • Betty Leedom Field
    • Gatterdam Field

    • Lacrosse Fields
    • Central Park

    Department Contacts

    Municipal Building

    2207 Lawrenceville Road, PO Box 6006, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

    • Nancy Bergen - Superintendent of Recreation
      Phone: 609-844-7067

    Senior Center

    30 Darrah Lane East, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

    Advisory Board

    The Lawrence Township Recreation Advisory Committe is appointed by the Township Council to work with the Lawrence Township Recreation Department to plan and promote activities for the residents of Lawrence. The Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Lower Level Conference room. Residents are encouraged to attend these meetings.

    • Ed Budzinski
    • Siobhan Cahill
    • Ernie Cerone
    • Bill Chester
    • Glenn Collins
    • Bob Dalle Pazze
    • Becky Jo DiPierro
    • Bonne Giglio
    • Nick Sferra
    • Marie Tagliaferri
    • Sigmund Zegarski

    Related Links

    Logo of Lawrence Hamnett SoccerLawrence Hamnett Soccer Association
    A volunteer organization providing recreational and competitive soccer opportunities for boys and girls 5 to 17 years old living in Lawrence Township.

    Logo of Lawrence Lacrosse

    Lawrence Lacrosse Club
    A volunteer organization that organizes and coordinates recreational and competitive lacrosse for boys and girls between Pre-K to 8th grade.

    Lawrence Township Junior Baseball/Softball Association
    A volunteer organization that organizes and coordinates baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls between 8 and 18 years of age.

    Logo of Lawrence Lightning Junior Football ClubLawrence Junior Cardinal Football Club
    A volunteer organization that provides a competitve contact football program for boys in Lawrence Township. They offer 4 travel teams for boys in grades 1 to 8.

    Logo of Lawrence FlamesLawrence Nassau Hockey Association
    A youth ice hockey organization that provides a competitve and recreation teams and instruction.

    Lawrence Township Board of Education
    The home page for the Lawrence Township School District.

    Logo of Lawrence Nature CenterLawrence Township Nature Center
    The website for the Rinck House and the Lawrence Township Outdoor Education/Nature Center.

    Lawrence Hopewell Trail
    The off-road path that when completed will wind its way for more than 20 miles through Hopewell and Lawrence connecting parkland, open space and other attractions in the two communities.

    Logo of Lawrence Community CenterLawrence Community Center
    The Lawrence Community Center at 295 Eggert Crossing Road provides recreation, social and educational opportunities for the entire community.