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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




  • Room on the Broom
  • This is a fun Story Walk Adventure held at Village Park in Lawrence. Based on the book "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffle. Read the story along the path and help find some of the items from the story. Start by the Dog Park at Village Park off of Yeger Drive and look for the story pages. If you are successful in helping the witch and her friends, you will be guided to another destination in town where a goody bag will be waiting for you.

  • Halloween House Decorating Contest
  • Lawrence Recreation House Decorating Contest "Monster Map" is for the houses that have entered the contest and approved the use of their address for everyone to drive by and enjoy their Halloween decorations and displays. Recreation Advisory Board will be judging from October 26th-October 31st. Houses may not be ready for viewing until October 26th. Have fun driving by the spookiest Halloween houses in Lawrence!! Thank you to all who entered the contest!


  • Yoga in the Park!
  • This flow is a whole body stretch, which also stretches your mind. Allow your balance, flexibility, and strength to help you through 3 peak poses. Classes will run for three weeks on Friday afternoons from 4:00pm to 4:50pm at Village Park on the Bergen Street entrance, near the basketball courts.Class dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23. Click here to view the flyer!


  • Nature Explorers - Register Now!
  • New Nature Explorers Classes at the Lawrence Nature Center. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm to 5 pm on October 6, 13, 20, 27. Small outdoor classes for 1st-3rd graders at the Lawrence Nature Center. Register for individual classes or for all four classes. Space is limited. Click the link below for registration and more information. Click here for flyer.


  • Adult and Teen Photography Class
  • Sign up for this fun class to learn the basics of photography!  Learn about lighting, portraits, still pictures, action pictures and more! You are welcome to bring your own camera with a lens or simply use the camera from your phone. This class will run every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Rain dates will be on the following Thursday. Each class will be held at a different Lawrence Township park! Register for this class by clicking HERE!

  • Outdoor Youth Basketball Leagues - Register Now! Space is Limited
  • Does your child love basketball??? Do they want to learn the game!? Click here to see flyer.

    With all the uncertainty during this time, the status of an indoor winter recreation basketball season is doubtful. Lawrence Recreation will run a fall outdoor basketball league to give everyone a chance to play this season. More information is available if you click the link below. 


    All trails and paths remain open!

    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.
  • The basketball courts at Village Park will be closed to the public on Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:15pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
  • The tennis courts at Village Park will be closed to the public on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.


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.