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Recreation Department

Nancy Bergen, Superintendent of Recreation

Email: nbergen@lawrencetwp.com
Phone: 609-844-7065
Fax: 609-895-1484

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

Programs and Special Events

    PROGRAM CATALOG

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  • CLUE GAME - Who Kidnapped Mrs. Spring?
  • Are you a good enough detective to figure out the mystery? Who did it? Clues will be hidden on the trails in the following parks: Central Park, Veterans Park, Colonial Lake Park, Village Park, the Nature Center/Drexel Woods and Carson Road Woods to help solve this crime. Click here to read the directions and clues to this game. Click here if you think you solved the case and would like to input your answers. The case will be open from May 15th to May 28th. Be sure to maintain appropriate social distancing while you investigate and please don't touch or remove the clues!

    Food Drive For Our Seniors

    We are continuing to collect donations at the Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township. We are hoping with your donations we can deliver small care packages to our seniors. Click here for additional details.

    If you have any questions please call the Lawrence Senior Center at 609-844-7048 or the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7065.

    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.

    COVID-19 UPDATE

    Registration for Lawrence Township Recreation summer camps and programs are still available but decisions about the camps or programs will not be made until further notice. None of our summer camps or programs have been canceled. You may still register, but payment will not be taken at this time. If the camps or programs run, full payment is required before your child can participate.

    Please click here to view program catalog.

    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 Lawrence Township athletic fields will be closed. Please continue to follow our Facebook page and website for updates.

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

    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 Township Memorial Day Parade
  • Unfortunately, the Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony has been cancelled this year. It is in the best interests of the health and welfare of the participants and spectators alike. The Patriotic Committee along with the Recreation Department will be working on other ways the Lawrence Township residents can remember those who have lost their lives serving this country. We will have more information on the Recreation website and Facebook in the weeks to come.

  • 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 nbergen@lawrencetwp.com. 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 recreation@lawrencetwp.com. 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.


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

Facilities

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.