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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



  • Hopping Down The Bunny Trail - This year the bunny will be "hopping" through Lawence Township with the help of the Lawrence Township Police Department on Friday, April 10. Get outside with your family and safely social distance yourself and take part in this community event. See flyer for details

  • Spring and Summer Programs Registration Now Open!
  • The Lawrence Recreation Spring and Summer programs are open for registration! Please click here to register.

  • Safety Town Registration Now Open!
  • Click here to sign up now for the Lawrence Rec Safety Town program. For more information, click here to view the flyer. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, click this link to submit an application. Space is limited for participants and volunteers, so make sure to sign up soon!

  • Community Gardens
  • Returning gardeners may now sign up for their plots from last year. Click here to register! Gardeners must register by Friday, April 3 to reserve last year's plot. New gardeners may register on Monday, April 6!

  • Street Hockey Clinic
  • Shoots and scores! This Street Hockey program will sharpen skills on passing, stickhandling, shooting and all of the fundamentals of the game. This program will run on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Central Park.  $40 to register!  No skates or equipment required.  You may bring your own stick, but extras will be made available if you do not have one. Click here to register!

  • Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade
  • This year's Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 23rd! Please click here if you would like to sign up your organization to participate in this year's parade.

  • Lawrence High School Pool - Weekly Schedule
  • 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.

  • 2020 Seasonal Employment Opportunities Now Available!
  • Employment opportunities are now available for many seasonal positions with the Lawrence Township Recreation Department. Click here to view the employment application. All applications can be emailed to Feel free to call (609) 844-7065 with any questions or inquiries.

    Looking for:

    Summer Camp Director

    Summer Camp Counselors

    Lifeguards / Swim Instructors

Closings / Cancellations / Changes:

  • Parks remain open but restricted. The playground equipment will be off limits and signs will be posted on basketball courts that there is to be no gathering more than 2 people at any basket. All trails and paths will remain open.
  • All current Lawrence Township Recreation programs, including the closure of the LHS pool, will be postponed until further notice. All Lawrence Township athletic fields will be closed. Please continue to follow our Facebook page and website for updates.

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.